FAQ

What is Stroller Strides®?

Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Each 60-minute, total body workout incorporates power walking, strength, toning, songs and activities. Certified fitness instructors offer a variety of fun class formats both indoors and outdoors.

How do I start?

Just come to class! First class is always FREE! Click on the FREE CLASS button in the right sidebar of this web page to get started. Enrolling in our Front Desk system will just let us know you'll be there and you can ask any questions you have or learn more during your first class.

What do I need for class?

We suggest athletic shoes, a towel or mat for our ground exercises and plenty of water. For outdoor classes, please bring a hat and/or sunblock. For Stroller Strides, you just need you, your baby and the stroller. Just about any stroller will do, so long as it's not prone to tipping. You do not have to have a jogging stroller.

What if I'm pregnant?

Our instructors are certified in pre and post-natal fitness and are trained to offer modifications for all stages of pregnancy.

What if the weather is bad?

We will only cancel classes in extreme weather conditions. In the event of rain, extreme heat, or cold, classes will meet inside the Enfield Square shopping mall. You can find our meeting spot by entering through the main entrance by Target and walking directly ahead. We will do our warm up by Bath and Body Works. If you are ever unsure if class is cancelled or moved inside, please check our Facebook page Fit4Mom Longmeadow or call 617.939.7033.

How old does my baby have to be?

We recommend waiting until your baby is at least 6 weeks of age to begin class. They can take classes up to any age so long as they still enjoy a ride in the stroller. Always get your doctor's permission before starting this or any other kind of exercise program.

What do I do if my baby gets fussy?

Even the calmest of babies can have a bad day sometimes! There may be days where you have to stop to feed or leave class due to a fussy baby. We stop in regular intervals for body toning, so you can always catch up with us if you fall behind. If your baby ever fusses so much that you miss class, we will be happy to credit you another class. We will do the very best to make class enjoyable for both you and your baby.

What do I do if my baby doesn't like the stroller?

Even babies that normally do not enjoy the stroller will often do great in class! Seeing other babies with their moms in class helps the baby know that it is time for class and time to stay in the stroller. This is the first step to teaching your child patience! We play games and sing songs in class to engage your baby and are always on the move. It also helps to have a special "stroller toy" that your child can look forward to playing with in the stroller only and, of course, favorite snacks always help. You never know until you try!

How long are the workouts?

The workouts are 1-hour unless otherwise noted. The class is set up with a 5-minute warm up followed by a 45-minute Power Walk with the stroller that includes body toning stations. The last 10 minutes is for abs and stretching.

Who can I call for more information?

Meaghan Perry 617.939.7033

meaghanperry@fit4mom.com

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