Absolutely! The first Stroller Strides class I attended included moms with newborns, moms with toddlers, and moms with NO kids in tow! You are also welcome to bring your older children to class. It's a great opportunity for your older kids to learn the importance of exercise and staying healthy. We just ask that they stay alongside you for the safety of themselves and others.
YES! We encourage expectant moms to continue to exercise throughout their pregnancy as long as the activity 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 doctor's approval prior to beginning class 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:
Babies are Stroller Strides' first priority, so don't worry if yours is fussy! Our classes are designed to keep the kids moving (I know this helps my baby fall right asleep!) 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 can modify exercise so that they are baby-wearing friendly. With that said, if you need to change, nurse or console your baby then go right ahead! Kids will have good and bad days - some days your baby will nap the entire class and you'll get a great workout and other days your baby might need a little more attention and we can increase the intensity to make up for any missed time. Either way, you are setting a great example for your kids and, before you know it, they will be looking forward to class as much as you are!
Body Back so much more than just a workout! We are a community of moms where you will find support, encouragement, camaraderie and lifelong friendships. Through education, we help you to create a healthier home and more active lifestyle for your family. We believe you should be empowered and encouraged to push past your perceived limits and find inner strength while building physical strength. We strive to build you up and put you first to create your BEST YOU.
For Body Back sessions, you must pre-register to ensure your spot in the class. Body Back sessions sell out quickly, so you want to hold your spot by registering early.
No. This class is for women 18 and up without children present.
No. This workout is not intended for pre-natal exercise and we do not recommend following the meal plans during pregnancy. If you become pregnant during the course of your Body Back session, please notify your instructor. We offer Fit4Baby and Stroller Strides as appropriate pre-natal exercise programs.
A yoga mat or towel to do your abs and cool down. A resistance band (we will provide one for you on your first day of class), plenty of water, and a towel for your sweat. You WILL sweat!
Body Back has 3 formats: Rounds, Traveling and Circuit. Each is a High-Intensity Interval Training class with a combination of Cardio, Strength and Core. This method (HIIT) is proven to yield the best results and the highest afterburn of calories.
No. We have all fitness levels in our classes, but these classes are intense and not appropriate for the early postpartum mom (you must be at least 3 months postpartum to participate). Our goal is to deliver a workout that will challenge any fitness level. You might not be able to do every single exercise your first class, but you will be able to by the end of your 8-week session!