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Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Each 60-minute, total body workout incorporates power walking, strength, toning, songs and activities. Certified fitness instructors offer a variety of fun class formats both indoors and outdoors. All locations also offer a free playgroup with Our Village so moms can form lasting friendships with other moms through organized playdates, moms' nights out, and activities for the whole family.
We offer classes throughout the La Porte area & the Mont Belvieu area.
What are the benefits of stroller fitness?
1. No childcare costs! Stroller Strides, and Stroller Barre allow babies to accompany mom in the stroller, while she works out. These classes not only "allow" strollers, but they babies are a crucial part of our class. We keep them safe while keeping eye contact and singing songs that they love. From my experience, a "Stroller Buddy" baby will learn to sing his A-B-Cs, and count forward and backwards sooner than you can believe. Watching each other's kids grow up is a unique benefit to this program, unlike drop-off child care, we see and speak to each other's children and get to know them- for all the many,many, many good days and the occasionally ugly ones. (Moms of threenagers??? ***support!!***)
2. Small group training is much more affordable than personal training, while allowing each mom to have a modification that works for her: prenatal, low impact, or a more challenging modification.
3. Postpartum depression is a very real danger to the welfare...more
The best rule of thumb for exercising during pregnancy is LISTEN TO YOUR BODY! If your body is telling you to slow down, then do it. But if your body is feeling great, then continue to work as hard as you feel comfortable. Instead of focusing on what your heart rate is (which is what doctors used to recommend) it is better to rate how you feel on an exertion scale. If 0 is not moving at all and 10 is going “all out”, you should try to keep your exercise between 5-8. Many women find that they can continue to do the same types of exercising they were doing before they were pregnant throughout most of their pregnancy. There are even pregnant women out there running marathons! But if that puts you over an 8 on the scale, you might want to stay away :)
One group of muscles that is really important to focus on during pregnancy is the upper back and shoulders. With the changes in a pregnant woman’s body structure, the shoulders tend to get rounded and the back hunched over. This only gets worse as the baby is born and you are spending time nursing, rocking, reaching into the crib,...more