How do I start?
Join us for a complimentary class! Select a class location and date that interests you and you can "enroll" for that class online.
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, a towel or yoga mat and the stroller. Just about any stroller will do, so long as it's not prone to tipping and your baby can be safely buckled in. You do not have to have a jogger.
What if the weather is bad?
We will only cancel classes in extreme weather conditions. Please check your location Facebook page, private member page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I do if my baby gets fussy during class?
Our first priority is the happiness of your baby. Tend to your baby first. We stop every few minutes for body toning, so you can always catch up with us if you get behind. Our instructors will do their very best to make the class enjoyable for both you and your baby!
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 and can be safely buckled in. Always get your doctor's permission before starting this or any other kind of exercise program.
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/jog with the stroller that includes body toning stations. The last 10 minutes is for abs and stretching.
Can I workout during my pregnancy?
Pregnancy is the perfect time to commit to you and your baby's health. Exercise is an important component to your pregnant well being, as well as your strength as a new mom. Our program is designed to use the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Guidelines for Exercise During Pregnancy so we advise you to take a look at them and share them with your healthcare provider.
Please click here to view a copy of the guidelines, and be sure to print one out so you can have an educated discussion with your care provider.
Can I begin or continue to workout during my pregnancy?
Provided that you have nothing that would preclude you from exercising, it IS safe to begin a workout regime while pregnant provided with your doctor's/midwife's approval, and you EASE in!
Our Fit4Baby program is the perfect place to start as we can help adapt your workout for each stage of pregnancy.
What can I expect during a Fit4Baby class and how long are the workouts?
All classes last 60 minutes and are interval based, combining elements of strength training, cardiovascular exercises and stretching and balancing exercises.
How is Fit4Baby different from prenatal yoga/pilates?
Unlike prenatal yoga and pilates we incorporate a cardio component as well as use resistance, strength and body weight training to help prepare you for delivery.
Our goal is that you will have all the elements needed to have a successful birth - muscles to help you in labor, cardiovascular endurance to help you during active labor, and muscles to help you function after your delivery.
What should I bring to class?
Be sure to wear comfortable athletic shoes (keep in mind shoe sizes may change throughout pregnancy) and workout clothing. You may use a towel or yoga mat for floor exercises and don't forget to bring your water to keep you properly hydrated!
Can I bring my older child(ren) to a Fit4Baby class?
This class is for expectant women only. However, we do have pregnant moms who attend our Stroller Strides classes when they have stroller aged children and are expecting their next child.