When can I start working out at Stroller Strides?

Once your doctor gives approval at your 6 week postpartum check up, we would love to have you in class!

I would like to try a class but I'm not sure it's right for me.

Your first class is always FREE so sign up for a class today! Moms of all fitness levels and all body types are welcome! Whether you’re a first-time exerciser or marathon runner, you will find your stride with us. Each class is designed so that you are able to complete it no matter what your current fitness level may be. You're encouraged to always listen to your body and exercise at a pace that leaves you feeling challenged yet energized. Fit 4 Mom Langhorne is here to support you wherever you are in your fitness journey, and the ultimate goal is to help you improve your physical strength and cardiovascular endurance in order to give you strength for motherhood!

Isn't Fit4mom just a group of moms who drink coffee and chat in the park?

No way! Our classes are no walk in the park (literally or figuratively!). In one hour, you will get a total-body workout that will leave you feeling energized and fit. In addition to running/power walking intervals, we use resistance bands, benches, steps, and open fields for drills and obstacles. The words “burpee” and “plank” will become part of your daily vocabulary in no time. You will definitely break a sweat.

What recommendations do you have for moms looking to get back into shape?

Set realistic expectations! Many days, just getting out of the house and making it to class is an accomplishment in and of itself. This is true whether you’re a fitness newcomer or seasoned athlete, mom of one or mother of four. Don’t put pressure on yourself to attend class everyday at the very beginning; instead, start out slowly and build up gradually. Plan to attend class perhaps 2 days per week and work toward increasing the number of days as well as the intensity of your workouts.

It’s important to understand that our bodies change dramatically during pregnancy and that even moms who were super fit before pregnancy discover that they have lost a significant amount of strength, muscle tone and control, balance, and cardiovascular fitness. Again, manage your expectations. Start with small goals, and as you achieve them, challenge yourself to do more. Be proud that you are committing yourself to health and well-being. The results will come soon enough.

Do I need a jogging stroller?

A jogging stroller is not required. In class we walk, power walk, jog, or run. Bring a sturdy stroller that is not prone to tipping so that your child is comfortable and secure throughout the 60-minute class.

What do I need to bring to class?

For Mama:

  • Mat for abs and stretching.
  • Water.
  • Sun protection for outdoor classes.

For kiddo's:

  • Bottle or sippy cup (please note we stop at regular intervals for strengthening/toning exercises, and if you need to nurse your little one at any time please do so.)
  • Snacks
  • Stroller
  • Favorite toy (I do my best to keep your little one happy during class, but sometimes a favorite toy tucked away in your stroller and pulled out if your child gets fussy is just the trick!)
  • Baby carrier (totally optional, but a great idea when you first start coming in case your child becomes fussy.)

What if my baby cries or gets fussy?

On some days, your child will just not want to cooperate, and that’s OK! As you attend class more frequently and develop a routine, your child will adapt to it. Your child’s happiness and safety and your enjoyment of the workout are top priority. Because we will stop at regular intervals for strengthening/toning exercises, you can always stop to soothe your child and jump back into the workout when you're ready. In addition, I will do my best to step in and entertain children while class continues. If your child ever fusses so much that you need to leave class, I'm happy to credit you another class. Most importantly, don’t allow these temporary hurdles or frustrations derail your ultimate fitness goals.

What if it rains or it's too hot outside?

We have an indoor location set when the weather is not ideal. You can check the website or Facebook page for updated class information. The change of venue will be made by 8 a.m. the morning of class.

Is Stroller Strides all year round?

Yes! We move to our indoor location in November through April. Locations and class times will be announced in advance. Check the website and Facebook page www.facebook.com/fit4momlanghorne for updated class information.

Can I come to a stroller class without my kiddo?

Absolutely! Maybe your spouse or family members have offered to watch your baby and give you a break. Or perhaps your child attends pre-school or a childcare program several mornings a week. You are still welcome to attend class, with or without your stroller. Enjoy the time to yourself and put a little extra oomph into your workout.

Why should I join Fit4mom Langhorne?

FIT4MOM Langhorne provides you with a unique bring-your-own-baby (BYOB) exercise program so that you can enjoy a challenging workout without feeling guilty about spending time away from your little one or rushing to arrange for childcare in order to hit the gym. By witnessing you incorporate regular exercise into your day-to-day routine, your child learns the importance of a healthy lifestyle and looks to you as a role model of fitness and wellness.

Come experience a fun-filled, friendly, and judgement-free environment for mama's of all fitness levels and at every stage of motherhood. In addition to the fitness benefits, FIT4MOM Langhorne offers the opportunity to connect and build friendships with other moms through free weekly play groups, monthly Moms’ Nights Out, family activities, and community events.

Doesn’t this sound so much better than trying to squeeze in a home-exercise video while your child is napping?

Stay in the know, mama!