Plenty of water, towel or yoga mat/blanket, sunscreen (for outdoor classes), baby essentials including snacks and/or toys for your little one(s), comfortable walking/running shoes (Stroller Strides is a traveling class), appropriate exercise attire, and any kind of stroller.
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. 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 class is always FREE! This allows you to see first hand if Stroller Strides is a good fit for you and your little one! If you sign up here and create a profile, 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 e-mail notifications to our client list if you are pre-registered for class.
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 under the age of 6 to be out of the stroller during class, School-age kids are allowed to walk along and sit beside the moms stroller but may not participate in any portion of the workout.
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 and Stroller Strides as appropriate prenatal exercise programs.
A yoga mat or towel for the abs portion and cool down. A resistance band (we will provide one for you on your first day of class), plenty of water, and a towel for your sweat. You WILL sweat!
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 to ensure your spot in the class. Body Back sessions sell out quickly, so you want to hold your spot by registering early.
No. This class is for women 18 and up without children present.
A yoga mat or towel for the abs portion and cool down, plenty of water, and a towel for your sweat. You WILL sweat! All other equipment needed will be provided.
The 60-minute workout includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility training. We end every class with a relaxing meditation.
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.
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.
As moms, we understand that life is about finding balance while nurturing our minds, bodies and spirits. Our Village Events and Playgroups were 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, etc., for our members, "Moms with a Mission" activities to help better the community where you live and play. Join us and make a difference.
A 30-day notice is required to cancel your membership. A copy of the policies can be found on the website.
Your monthly membership includes unlimited Stroller Strides classes at any of the FIT4MOM Howard County locations. We also offer special incentives for our other programs (Body Back and 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 $15 per class charge. All visitors must sign our waiver in order to participate.
Email DanyetteYoung@fit4mom.com to change the status of your membership. All requests need to be received in writing 30 business days before the next payment is due. Memberships will be placed on hold for the maximum of 3 months per calendar year for a $10 hold fee. Fee waived if you are unable to workout due to child birth or doctor's orders.
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 30 days before the next payment is due.
You can return from your hold on any day of the month. Please email DanyetteYoung@fit4mom.com at least 24 hrs prior to your return.
For all memberships: There is a one time $10 fee to place your membership on hold. Memberships can be placed on hold for up to 3 months per calendar year. Hold fee is waived if you are unable to attend workouts due to child birth or doctor's orders.
For Stroller Strides memberships: If you come to class during your hold period your membership will automatically reinstated that day. You may also choose to pay the drop in class fee of $20.
For Stroller Strides memberships:
There is a $50 enrollment fee for all new monthly memberships. If you sign up for membership on the first day of class you pay a $0 enrollment fee.
If you cancel your membership and then wish to rejoin, you pay a $25 reactivation fee to rejoin.
Stroller Strides members who transfer to us from another franchise outside will be charged a $0 enrollment fee as long as you have a current resistance band. If not a $10 equipment fee will be charged for a new band.
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
Be sure to delete the old credit card on file
If your monthly dues payment fails and you do not respond to our emails to update your credit card info, your membership will be cancelled.
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If you ever have any questions on your membership, you can email DanyetteYoung@fit4mom.com or call us at 443-718-9557.
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. We encourage you to contact the franchisee where you are moving to and let them know you have a current FIT4MOM membership at another franchise.
*Prices & Policies are subject to change.