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FAQs

Interested in joining us for a class? We got you, mama. Here is everything you need to know.

Stroller Strides / Stroller Barre

What do I need to bring to class?

  • Any sturdy stroller will work
  • Water bottle and snacks for you and your child(ren)
  • Yoga mat, blanket or towel for abdominal work
  • Comfortable athletic shoes and clothes you can layer since temperatures can vary if we're outside
  • Sunblock/gear for you and your children if we're outside
  • Small toys for your child(ren) (don't worry we sing a lot & move but just in case) ;)
  • Resistance bands (once you're registered; if you are trying a class for the first time, we'll supply them)

What is the difference between Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre?

Both are workouts that Moms can do WITH their babies/children. Both also include nationally certified pre and postnatal instructors who weave songs and activities into the routine designed to engage and entertain baby while Mom is led through a workout specific to her role as Mom.

Stroller Strides® includes power walking/jogging and intervals of strength and body toning exercise using exercise tubing, your stroller, and the environment.

Stroller Barre® is a unique blend of ballet, Pilates, barre, yoga and stroller-based exercises incorporated with everything our moms love about Stroller Strides® (including cardio).

I just had a baby, when can I join Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre?

You can begin attending class with your doctor's clearance to begin exercising, typically after your six week postpartum appointment. See you there, Mama!

Can I attend classes if I am pregnant?

Absolutely! We encourage expectant moms to continue to exercise throughout their pregnancies as long as everything has been approved by their physician. Instructors are qualified to lead our professionally designed pre/postnatal fitness programs that follow the latest American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines. We can modify any exercise that poses a challenge as you progress through your pregnancy. FIT4MOM® recommends you obtain your doctor’s approval prior to beginning Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre. If pregnant, please speak with your physician before your first day.

Exercise during pregnancy has proven beneficial and helps improve or increase the following:

  • Cardiovascular fitness

  • Muscular strength/endurance

  • Energy levels

  • Higher fatigue threshold

  • Posture and biomechanics

  • Circulation

  • Self-esteem, sense of well-being

  • Recovery time

Can I try a class before I join?

Your first Stroller Strides or Stroller Barre class is always FREE! This allows you to see first hand if Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre is a good fit for you and your little one! If you sign up here, our staff will send you an email to schedule your first free class. Your first FREE class is automatically gifted to your account and you can come try us out!

How will I know if the class location has changed due to weather?

In case of inclement weather, outdoor class locations may change. Follow us on Facebook and check for updates an hour before class starts. We also send notifications to our client list via our Pike13 website one hour before class time.

Do I need to be a Runner to attend these classes?

Absolutely not! Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre is for moms of ALL fitness levels. We meet for a warm up, then power walk, jog, or run to each exercise station. You exercise at the pace you feel most comfortable.

At what age can my baby be in a jogger?

As a general guideline, when your baby can hold his/her head up, he/she can ride in a jogger. But, we suggest that you follow your own stroller manufacturer’s guidelines. You can use a head roll and bolster to make your baby even more secure. With shock absorbers and recline features, the age can be quite young.

Do I need a jogging stroller for the workout?

Jogging strollers are not required. As long as the stroller is sturdy, not prone to tipping and all children can be safely strapped into their seats for the duration of class, it will work just fine!

My Baby doesn't like being in the stroller for too long, how will I get a good workout?

Babies are priority, so don't worry if your baby becomes fussy during class! Our classes are designed to keep the kids moving and engaged by incorporating songs and various props to keep them entertained. With that said, if you need to change, nurse or console your baby, please do so (remember, you are in good company). Kids will have good and bad days and we understand that. The kiddos learn the new routine of "Mommy's hour" and learn a few things during our workout too!

How old does my baby need to be to start classes?

Babies and kids can join you at Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre up to any age as long as they can still safely be buckled in the stroller. We recommend waiting until you have medical clearance from your physician (normally this is 6-8 weeks postpartum). Always obtain your doctor's permission before starting this or any other kind of exercise program.

What do I do if my baby gets fussy during class?

That's okay! Sometimes babies cry. You will be in a group full of moms with their kids - we've all been there and we all get it. You're always able to do what you need to do to take care of your little one and, of course, we try to keep things moving so that the kids are happy and entertained.

What if I need to feed my baby during class?

We’ve got you, Mama! If you need to change, nurse or console your baby, please do so. Your instructor will make sure to provide you with comfort and discretion during class.

Can my older children walk along or ride their bike during class?

Safety is our first priority, so we do not allow kids to be out of the stroller during class, regardless of age.

What if I have diastasi recti?

If you have it, or think you may, it is ok. Our instructors are certified in pre and post natal exercise and can help you a) determine if you have it and b) show you modifications to exercise safely if you do. As always, though, you should get doctor's approval before beginning this or any other exercise program. For more information about the condition, see this article.

Body Back

What results can you expect from Body Back?

Results may vary, but for a full eight week Body Back Transformation session, we see an average weight loss of 8-20 pounds and countless inches. Most importantly, you'll see incredible strength and endurance gains leading to a more confident YOU! Some women join our programs to lose weight while others have strength or personal goals. No matter your reasons, our coaches will help you reach your goals.

What are the meal plans like in the 8-week session?

Recipes are easy, flavorful and include simple ingredients. The healthy recipes help you to eat a balanced diet of protein, fiber, fruits and vegetables. Lots of recipes can be made ahead of time and served later. There are also some crock pot recipes too!

What do I need to bring to class?

  • Water
  • Sweat towel
  • Yoga mat or towel for abdominal work
  • Sunblock/gear if we're outside
  • Resistance bands (once you're registered; if you are trying a class for the first time, we'll supply them)

Can I bring kids to Body Back?

No. This class is for women 18 and up without children present.

Can I do Body Back if I am pregnant?

No. This workout is not intended for prenatal 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, Stroller Strides, and Stroller Barre as appropriate prenatal exercise programs.

What is the workout like?

Body Back is a high-intensity interval training class that is delivered in one of three ways: Rounds, Circuit or Traveling. We cycle through Cardio, Strength and Core for a full-body workout that provides a significant caloric afterburn for enhanced results. Every class has an intention and finishes with a relaxing meditation.

Do I need to be in great shape to participate in class?

No. We have all fitness levels in our classes! But, we will warn you ... these classes are designed to be tough! Our goal is to deliver a workout that will challenge any fitness level. It might not be easy, but we promise results by the end of your 8 week session if you put in the work!

What makes Body Back and the FIT4MOM Programs different from the gym?

Body Back is so much more than just another HIIT workout! We are a community of moms where you will find support, encouragement, camaraderie and lifelong friendships. Through education, we help you 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.

Do I need to Pre-Register or can I just show up?

For BODY BACK Transformation sessions, pre-register (for the 8 week session) to ensure your spot in the class. Body Back Transformation sessions sell out quickly, so you want to hold your spot by registering early.

For BODY BACK BOOST (drop in classes) pre-register so your instructor knows to expect you and can contact you if there are any changes to the class. We require a minimum number of clients to be enrolled in order to offer that class. If you can not make it to class, you need to cancel with at least 24 hours notice or you will be charged for the class.

FIT4BABY

What do I need to bring to class?

  • Water
  • Yoga mat or towel for abdominal work
  • Post workout snack

WHAT IS THE WORKOUT LIKE?

The 60-minute workout includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility training. We end every class with a relaxing meditation.

Do I need a doctor's permission to start FIT4BABY?

Yes, you should consult a physician before starting this or any exercise program. FIT4MOM also requires a prenatal exercise form signed by your doctor. Download it here.

Can I begin working out or continue to work out during pregnancy?

Pregnancy is the perfect time to commit to your health and your baby's health.

Exercise is an important component to your well being during pregnancy, and 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. Read 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.

Provided that you have nothing that would preclude you from exercising, it IS safe to begin a workout regime while pregnant with your doctor's/midwife's approval. Just ease in and work at the level that is right for you.

Our Fit4Baby program is the perfect place to start, as we can help adapt your workout for each stage of pregnancy.

What trimester can I/should I start FIT4BABY? What stages of pregnancy are best suited to exercise?

When it comes to starting, the sooner the better! Exercise in each trimester has its own benefits. You can find information about functional exercise for pregnancy here.

DO I NEED TO BE IN GREAT SHAPE TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASS?

No. We have all fitness levels and all stages of pregnancy in our classes. All exercises are carefully selected to prepare your body for the many changes you will experience and follow the most up-to-date ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) guidelines.

Can I bring kids to FIT4BABY?

No. This class is for women 18 and up without children present.

WHAT MAKES FIT4BABY AND THE FIT4MOM PROGRAMS DIFFERENT FROM THE GYM?

FIT4BABY is a comprehensive program designed specifically for moms-to-be. You will find it’s so much more than just a workout! We are a community of moms where you will find support, encouragement, camaraderie and lifelong friendships.

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.

Run Club

Do we just get together and run?

No and yes. There will be weekly "fun runs" that are less structured, but regular classes will include a review of how our post-baby bodies run, interval, tempo and cross training to help build your overall fitness base, and a truly custom training plan based on your goals and timeline. The session will be taught by a certified running coach, but you'll also have access to a private Facebook group for support from other moms as well.

WHAT IF I HAVE NOT RUN SINCE BEFORE I HAD MY BABY, OR IF I HAVE NEVER RUN AT ALL?

Our Run Club coaches will lead you to your first mile! Whether it is your first mile ever, or your first mile post-baby, Run Club is appropriate for all levels.

CAN I BRING MY CHILD WITH ME TO RUN CLUB?

No. Run Club is designed for women 18 years and older. Our Run Club meets on a high school track, it is not appropriate for strollers.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO RUN CLUB?

Running shoes and water are essential. A yoga mat or towel would be helpful for the final stretch.

Our Village

What is FIT4MOM Our Village Events & Playgroups?

As moms, we understand that life is about finding balance while nurturing our minds, bodies and spirits. Our FIT4MOM Our Village Playgroups 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 & littles

  • BI - MONTHLY entertaining Moms' Nights Out - this is your time

  • ****You do NOT have to be a member of FIT4MOM to join the FIT4MOM Our Village Weekly Playgroup. All moms are welcome! This is a FREE group!
  • QUARTERLY Fun Family Events - an opportunity to get the whole family involved in the FIT4MOM fun! Dads need friends too!

Our Membership

What does my Membership include?

Your membership includes unlimited stroller fitness classes at any of the FIT4MOM DuPage County locations. We also offer special incentives for our other programs (Body Back, FIT4BABY) to our members if you are interested. Membership also includes being a member in our closed Facebook group, weekly playgroups, monthly Moms’ Night Outs and more!

Can I bring family or friends who are visiting to class with me?

Visitors are welcome to come to class FREE of charge! If you have an extended stay guest who will participate longer than one week, they will be subject to a $10 per class charge. All visitors must sign our waiver in order to participate.

How do I place my membership on hold or cancel it?

Please fill out this quick form to put your membership on hold.

Please fill out this quick form to cancel your membership.

All requests need to be received in writing 15 business days before the next payment is due. Memberships will be placed on hold for the maximum of 4 months.

When can I place my membership on hold or cancel it?

Holds can start any day of your billing cycle. Our system auto-prorates your membership upon release of your hold. There are no refunds on dues once payment has been paid. To avoid payment, all requests need to be received in writing 15 business days before the next payment is due.

How do I change my return date on my hold?

You can return from your hold on any day of the month. You need to email karengravlin@fit4mom.com prior to your return OR just show up to class. Any staff member can remove your hold to get you back into classes.

What is the fee to place a membership on hold?

For all memberships: There is a $20 fee to place your membership on hold if less than 15 days notice is given. Memberships can be placed on hold for up to 4 months.

Can I attend classes when my membership is on hold?

For Stroller class memberships: When your membership is on hold you can attend classes at the drop-in rate of $15/class.

How do I update my credit card on file?

To update your credit card on file:

  • Log into your Pike13 account

  • Below your profile photo you will see a list of options

  • Click on "Payment Methods"

  • Update the information

  • Click “Save”

  • Be sure to delete the old credit card on file

Or see a staff member in class for assistance.

Click here for Pike13 website.

Who do I contact with questions about my membership?

If you ever have any questions on your membership, you can email rachelmcculloch@fit4mom.com or call us at 331-642-0055.

Is my membership transferable to another franchise location?

No. Memberships are only valid for the franchise where they were purchased. If you move to an area outside of our franchise, you will need to cancel your current membership and sign up for a membership at the new franchise. Please let us know where you are moving (zip code) when you are canceling and we will gladly put you in touch with the franchise owner in your area!

*Prices & Policies are subject to change.

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