FAQ

STROLLER STRIDES

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!

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, jog, or run to each exercise 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, we like to encourage our Mommas do make new goals and excel them!

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

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

What do I need to bring to class?

  • Your Stroller with baby in tow
  • Just about any kind of stroller will do so long as it's not prone to tipping
  • Lots of Water
  • Towel, Blanket or Yoga Mat for floor exercises and stretching
  • Baby essentials including snacks and/or toys for your little ones
  • Comfortable walking shoes and exercise appropriate clothing
  • 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. 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!

    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. In fact Many of our Momma Instructors will continue Instructing throughout their pregnancy. Our Instructors are trained in both Pre and Post Natal fitness and follow the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines. We often modify any exercise that may pose as an issue as you progress through your pregnancy. Stroller Strides does require a Doctors approval prior to beginning Stroller Strides. So talk to your doctor and see if this is a part of your pregnancy plan they have for you.

    Exercise during pregnancy helps improve or increase:

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

    So come and get healthy with us, for you and your baby!!

    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!

    Can my kids ride their bikes, rollers skates, skateboards (ect) beside or with me.

    Yes! Older kiddos whoa re able to control their mode of transportation SAFELY are allowed to commute from station to station with us using their equipment. For safety they must not ride during our workout while stopped at stations.

    What is Our Village Playgroup and Events?

    As Moms, we understand that life is about finding balance while nurturing our minds, bodies and spirits. Our Village Playgroup and Events 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.
    • MONTHLY Mommy and Me play dates- get your kids involved in fun activities
    • Special events for Showers, births, meal trains, ect. for our Momma members
    • "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 Weekly Playgroup. All moms are welcome! This is a FREE group!

    Where do I sign up?

    All Mommas interested in joining a class can do so with their first class free.

    You could also copy/ paste the following link and it will direct you to our Membership page:

    http://killeen.fit4mom.com/our-programs/stroller-strides

    There are several membership options to choose from, but of course you're more than welcome to use the First Class Free Pass. To enroll in a class you must "Sign Up" and create an account. Please make sure you sign the waiver before going to class.

    Please contact Erin Laker at erinlaker@fit4mom.com OR TEXT 254-350-5807 with any questions,comments, concerns you may have.

    STROLLER BARRE

    When are Stroller Barre classes?

    Our Stroller Barre Debut is scheduled for July 29, 2017 at 9:30am! After our debut we will be offering Stroller Barre every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:30am at Lions Club Park!

    How much do Stroller Barre classes cost?

    Stroller Barre is included in our All Access Pass which allows you to come to unlimited Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre classes. You can also purchase a Mommy & Me 10 Class Pass

    What are the benefits of Stroller Barre?

    Stroller Barre concentrates on deep, muscular movements using small, fine-tuned cueing keeping you in "the work zone" for the entire workout. Popular Barre classes give you a long, lean, dancer-like physique while building long, lean muscle and a strong core. Stroller Barre also increases energy and stamina, enhances flexibility and connects mind, body and breath.

    What is Stroller Barre?

    Stroller Barre is a brand new format of exercises using your stroller handle as a point of focus and balance. Stroller Barre takes pieces of ballet, yoga, Pilates and other barre methods and fuses them together to create a new workout for our moms. The movements are small, concentrated and intentional. It is the perfect way to enhance your Stroller Strides workouts and Stroller Barre is only offered through Stroller Strides.

    BODY BACK

    Who teahces Body Back?

    Just like any FIT4MOM program, our classes are taught by certified professionals. In addition to being certified in both Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby, our Body Back instructors are also certified Body Back Pros. This is a separate certification offered nationally.

    How much does Body Back cost?

    A full eight-week session of Body Back is $299. Sign up during our early bird pricing and save! We also offer payment plans, for more information on payments contact Erin Laker at erinlaker@fit4mom.com

    What is included in an 8 week session of Body Back?

    Each session includes the following:

    • 2 Workouts per week in a small group format
    • Body Back approved recipes
    • Before and after fitness assessments, measurements and photos
    • Online food coaching by our FIT4MOM Registered Dietitians
    • Online food journals and support
    • An additional weekly workout that you can do at home!
    • An additional recipe you can try at home!
    • Weekly challenges that will help you meet your weight loss and fitness goals!

    How long is Body Back?

    Unlike our other programs, Body Back is not a drop-in class. Body Back sessions run in consecutive eight-week sessions and are happening now. Please contact Erin Laker at erinlaker@fit4mom.com to find out when our upcoming sessions of Body Back begin.

    What is Mama Wants Her "Body Back"?

    Momma Wants Her Body Back is the newest program to be released from Stroller Strides' and Fit4Mom founder Lisa Druxman. It is a results-based indoor/outdoor workout designed specifically for women. Whether you just had a baby, or had a baby twenty years ago, or don't have kids, it will help any woman get her "Body Back". Most importantly, it will help you unlock your personal possibilities in an inspiring and powerful environment. While Body Back is geared towards moms, these sessions are also open to ladies with or without kids.

    Body Back clients experience targeted high-intensity workouts, inspiration and motivation in every class. When done in conjunction with Lisa's Mama Wants Her Body Back meal plan and workout DVDs, you have a sure fire combination for success.

    All Body Back classes are a full body 60-minute workout. This includes warm-up, the workout, cool down and stretching.

    FIT4BABY

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    When can I join FIT4BABY?

    Fit4Baby can be started at any point during pregnancy. Each class will offer a total body interval workout including strength training, cardio and flexibility exercises that can be completed in either an outdoor or indoor environment. During the one-hour class, exercises will be adjusted to accommodate clients’ various stages of pregnancy, and further education from instructors on each phase will help participants understand the bodily changes taking place, how to best care for themselves, and the preparation process for motherhood.

    Regular activity such as Fit4Baby classes can help to reduce many maternal aches and pains, increase energy during pregnancy and may speed the labor, delivery and recovery process. According to the ACOG, exercise is just as important during pregnancy as any other time of life.

    All instructors are certified in prenatal fitness and follow all pregnancy guidelines set by ACOG. Fit4Baby instructors are fully equipped to lead a pregnant woman in exercises that are safe and appropriate for her changing body.

    FIT4MOM

    What is FIT4MOM?

    In 2001, FIT4MOM started as a mom and baby fitness class called Stroller Strides. We found that moms needed more support and workout options that helped them through every area of motherhood. This is when Fit4Baby and Momma Wants Her Body Back were started. Rather than calling the company after just one of the programs we offer, FIT4MOM was created to serve as the umbrella company that covers all the programs we offer. Stroller Strides recently went through some re branding changes and changed their name to FIT4MOM.

    Underneath the FIT4MOM brand we have Fit4Baby, our prenatal fitness program, Stroller Strides, a full body workout that engages your kids while in a stroller, and Body Back, which is a boot camp type style class for moms only.

    For more info on our other classes and program, please check out more of our FAQ page.

    OUR VILLAGE MOMS CLUB & PLAYGROUP

    What is Our Village?

    Our Village is YOUR place to... Support. Connect. Empower. Make a difference.

    Our Village supports all moms, in all stages of motherhood. Each month activities are scheduled in your local area. Moms Night Out, playgroups, family events, charitable events, and more are offered depending on your interests! Celebrate, find support with challenges, and be involved in your community with us. Together we can help each other find our common strength for motherhood!

    Our Village Killeen is located on Facebook! Please join us there!