FAQ

Do I have to have a jogging stroller to attend the workout?

No. Just about any kind of stroller will do so long as it's not prone to tipping (like an umbrella stroller).

Do I need to be a runner to attend these classes?

Absolutely not! Stroller Strides is for moms of all fitness levels. We meet for a warm up, then power walk OR run to the next station. Most times the instructor will send the running moms on a longer path than the walking moms so everyone meets at the next station simultaneously. You exercise at the pace you feel most comfortable, but don't be surprised if you find yourself running a marathon before long!

What do I need to bring to class?

  • Lots of Water
  • Towel, Blanket or Yoga Mat for floor exercises and stretching
  • A hat and/or sunscreen
  • Baby essentials including snacks and/or toys for your little ones
  • Comfortable walking shoes and exercise appropriate clothing
  • Just about any kind of stroller will do so long as it's not prone to tipping
  • Can I join Stroller Strides if I am pregnant?

    YES, YES, YES! We encourage expectant moms to continue to exercise through their pregnancy as long as everything has been approved by their physician. Instructors are trained in both pre and post natal fitness and follow the ACOG guidelines. We can modify any exercise that poses an issue as you progress through your pregnancy. Stroller Strides does require a Doctors approval prior to beginning Stroller Strides if pregnant and that form can be emailed to you, so you are ready to go on your first day! Exercise during pregnancy helps improve or increase:

    • Cardiovascular fitness
    • Muscular strength/endurance
    • Energy levels
    • Higher fatigue threshold
    • Posture and biomechanics
    • Circulation
    • Self-esteem, sense of well-being
    • Recovery time

    I just had a baby, when can I join Stroller Strides?

    After your 6 week post baby appointment and with your doctor's clearance to begin exercising, you may join us!

    Is this just an exercise group of moms that get together to walk?

    I love this question. The answer is NO! These classes are no walk in the park... In just one hour you will get a complete head to toe workout that will have you feeling energized and looking fit! Classes are designed for all different fitness levels and are taught by certified instructors who are also moms. During our stations, we use resistance bands, open fields for drills or obstacles, benches or steps and anything in the environment to give you a great workout! Don't be surprised if you find yourself saying words like Burpee or Plank before long!

    What is Our Village Mom's Club?

    As moms, we understand that life is about finding balance while nurturing our minds, bodies and spirits. Our Village Moms Club was created with this aspiration in mind. By becoming a member you will build a tight community of moms to share advice, tips and most importantly laughter. Support and connect with other moms through:

    • WEEKLY Innovative & creative playgroups - fun for baby.
    • MONTHLY Entertaining moms' nights out - this is your time.
    • "Moms with a Mission" activities - help better the community where you live and play.

    Join us. Make a difference.

    *You do not have to be a member of Stroller Strides to join the Our Village Moms Club. All moms are welcome! This is a FREE group!

    My baby doesn't like being in the stroller for too long, how will I get a good workout?

    Babies are Stroller Strides' priority, so don't worry if yours is fussy! Our classes are designed to keep the kids moving and we engage them by incorporating songs into our exercise moves and sometimes use props to keep them entertained. Moms of infants might consider using a baby carrier- we are baby wearing friendly. With that said, if you need to change your baby, nurse or console them then do so - remember, you are in good company! Kids will have good and bad days and we understand that. I assure you they will get used to "Mommy's hour" and will be entertained during our workout too! The example you are setting for them by seeing Mommy exercise is priceless! You are impacting their lives on fitness at an early age and you should be proud of that!

    I am interested in becoming an instructor - what do I need to do?

    If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Stroller Strides instructor, please email rebekahbynum@fit4mom.com. Instructors have the privilege of unlimited, free classes plus compensation for instructing classes.

    Can I still join if I have non-stroller aged kids?

    Yes!! In fact, we have moms who attend the workout with NO kids in tow! You are also welcome to bring your older children to class. We ask that they stay alongside you for the safety of themselves and others. Actually, we love having older kids in class since they enjoy participating in songs and entertaining the little ones! The best part is that are learning the importance of exercise from watching their mom!

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