Who knew working out could be so much fun! Seriously. I don’t know about you, but when I’m at the gym I am always watching the clock and keeping track of how many calories I am burning. Every time I look at my iPhone I’m thinking, “are you sure it’s only been 10 minutes?” Boy did that all change when I went to the Grand Opening of Stroller Strides in my city. Not only did I get a phenomenal workout, I got to bring my kids too! I love the fact that Stroller Strides involve your children in their workout classes. It is fun for everyone!
“Stroller Strides® is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. Taught by certified and specially trained fitness instructors, it is a great workout for any level of exerciser. Stroller Strides instructors weave songs and activities into the routine designed to entertain and engage baby, while moms are led through a series of exercises specific to her role as mom.”
The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the Stroller Strides Grand Opening. We met up at 9am and I was immediately introduced to everyone there. The owner/instructor, Misty, was such a fun, outgoing, high spirited woman. She really made you feel comfortable right away. After mingling for a little bit we all packed the kids in our strollers and got into a circle where we began doing a warm-up. Misty did not waste time, immediately after warm-up we started on the adventure. We walked up hills, down hills and stopped a few times throughout the class to get our core workouts in.
During the workouts we would park the strollers and workout either in front of our little ones or right next to them. That allowed us to be able to sing and talk to them while getting our fitness on!
I was having so much fun, I didn’t realize how much I had actually worked out. I was sore, but in all the right places!
The only downfall for me is that I work a full time job. Stroller Strides works out during the weekday mornings so I would not be able to attend classes. I am truly bummed about this because I feel this is a class every mom needs in their life.
We ended the class with abdominal workouts and then snacks. The kiddos played for a bit and then it was raffle time! Because this was a Grand Opening there were lots of raffle prizes to win. Check out some of the neat stuff I brought home!
I would like to thank Banana Peels Diapers for donating the awesome cloth diaper set I won! So cute!
There is something for everyone. Whether you are pregnant and attending Fit4Baby , looking for a mom group like LUNA, wanting to get your Body Back, or learning about better nutrition and eating habits with L.E.A.N.
Stroller Strides has it all and I encourage each and every one of you to check out their website and get in contact with your local group.
**(Disclaimer: The words written above are strictly my own opinion and my love for staying fit while involving my children. I was not compensated for any part of this post)**