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).
You can begin attending class with your doctor's clearance to begin exercising, typically after your six week postpartum appointment. See you there, Mama!
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:
Higher fatigue threshold
Posture and biomechanics
Self-esteem, sense of well-being
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Safety is our first priority, so we do not allow kids to be out of the stroller during class, regardless of age.
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.
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.
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!
No. This class is for women 18 and up without children present.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The 60-minute workout includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility training. We end every class with a relaxing meditation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No. This class is for women 18 and up without children present.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Running shoes and water are essential. A yoga mat or towel would be helpful for the final stretch.
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
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!
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.
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.
You can return from your hold on any day of the month. You need to email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your return OR just show up to class. Any staff member can remove your hold to get you back into classes.
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.
For Stroller class memberships: When your membership is on hold you can attend classes at the drop-in rate of $15/class.
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Log into your Pike13 account
Below your profile photo you will see a list of options
Click on "Payment Methods"
Update the information
Be sure to delete the old credit card on file
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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!
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