STROLLER STRIDES & STROLLER BARRE
Can I join if I am pregnant?
Yes! We encourage expectant moms to continue to exercise through their pregnancy unless their doctor has advised otherwise. Instructors are trained in both pre and post natal fitness and follow the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines. We can modify any exercise that poses an issue as you progress through your pregnancy. Exercise during pregnancy helps improve or increase:
What do I need to bring to class?
Other than you, your baby, and your stroller, we suggest wearing comfortable exercise clothes and athletic shoes. Please bring plenty of water and a towel or yoga mat for our ground exercises. All of our classes are outdoors, so please bring a hat and/or sunblock. Don't forget to pack baby some snacks or stroller toys for the ride too!
Do I need a jogger stroller?
NO! While we are BOB jogging stroller fanatics, just about any stroller will do. We do not recommend umbrella strollers since they are not very maneuverable and can tip easily.
How old does my baby have to be?
You must wait until until your baby is at least 6 weeks of age to begin class. Children can join for classes up to any age as long as they still enjoy a ride in the stroller and can be safely buckled in. If you are newly postpartum, always get your doctor's permission before starting this or any other kind of exercise program.
What if my baby gets fussy during class?
Our babies cry too sometimes! (NO JUDGEMENT!) Our first priority is the happiness of your baby. If you need to stop to tend to your baby, that's ok. Our instructors are eager and willing to rock the stroller during class to help you get your workout in. I encourage you to bring a soft carrier as well incase you'd like to wear your baby, and we can give you appropriate modifications! Our instructors will do their very best to make the class enjoyable for both you and your baby!
How long are the workouts?
The workouts are 1-hour. The class is usually set up with a 5-minute warm up followed by a 45-minute full body workout with the stroller that includes power walking, cardio blasts and body toning stations. The last 10 minutes is focused on core work and stretching.
I have some rare baby-free time...can I come without my child?
Absolutely! FIT4MOM offers time for YOU! Bringing your child is not required for class. Come get a great workout child-free! Plus, we always have some pregnant mamas who are willing to donate their strollers to be pushed if that would make you feel more comfortable!
I haven't exercised in a long time...will I be able to do the class?
OF COURSE! All exercises have modifications for any level of exerciser. Take it easy during your first class(we've ALL been there), and talk with your instructor about any additional concerns you have. We are here to support YOU and help you make individual strides in fitness, motherhood, and life!
What we do in the event of inclement weather?
Class will only be canceled in extreme weather conditions. We will post on Facebook in that rare case that class is canceled and we give notification at least 1-hour before class start time.
How do I start?
Join us for a complimentary class! Select a class location and date that interests you and you "enroll" for that class online. If you need additional help, call/text 949.353.7713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Don't spend hours trying to navigate, just shoot me a text and I'll help you out!
Do I need to be in great shape to participate?
No! We have all fitness levels in our classes. Our goal is to deliver a workout that will challenge any fitness level, and we can give you modifications if you need them. But, know these workouts are hard, even with modifications. You might not be able to do every single thing your first class, but you will be able to by the end of your 8 week session!
What are the workouts like?
Body Back is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout combining cardio, strength, and core work in every class. HIIT workouts include short periods of anaerobic exercise with recovery periods. HIIT workouts are proven to yield the best results and the highest after burn of calories.
What do I need to bring to class?
If you are in the 8-week session: water, a towel for your sweat, 5 or 10 lb hand weights, and a yoga mat for core work. All other equipment will be provided.
Can I do Body Back if I'm 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, Stroller Barre, & Run Club as appropriate prenatal exercise programs.
Can I bring my kids to Body Back?
No. This is YOUR hour.
Do I need to pre-register, or can I just show up?
Yes, you must pre-register by purchasing an 8-week Body Back session.
What makes Body Back different from going to the gym?
Body Back is so much more than just a workout! We are a community of moms where you will find support, encouragement, camaraderie and lifelong friendships. Through education, we help you to 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.
What if I have my baby before the session ends?
If your baby arrives (expectedly or unexpectedly) before the end of your session, we will give you account credit for the remaining classes.
Can I come if I'm "not a runner" or need to walk?
Yes! Our certified run coach plans routes suitable for beginner and veteran runners. The run coach will not leave you running solo. She'll stick with you and circle back to make sure you are okay. If you need to walk, that is completely okay!
Are the runs stroller-friendly?
Yes, unless otherwise noted in advance by the run coach.
OUR VILLAGE MOM'S GROUP
Are there any fees to join the Our Village Moms Club?
No, we are proud to offer this incredible program free of charge!
Do I have to attend classes to come to Our Village events?
Nope, we welcome all moms to join Our Village events. Membership in FIT4MOM classes is not required to participate, although we do invite you to come out and try a class! You just may love it too!