Stroller Strides FAQs

How do I start?

Join us for a complimentary class! Select a class location and date that interests you and you can "enroll" for that class online.

Is this just an group of moms that get together to walk?

I love this question - the answer is NO! These classes are no walk in the park. In just one hour you will get a complete head to toe workout that will have you feeling energized and looking fit. Classes are designed for ALL different fitness levels and are taught by certified instructors who are also moms. During our stations we use resistance bands, open fields for drills or obstacles, benches or steps, and anything in the environment to give you a great workout. Don't be surprised if you find yourself using words like "burpee" or "plank" in every day conversation before long!

How often are classes?

Classes are held mornings Monday through Friday, evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will soon be adding a Saturday morning class!

How long are the classes?

The workouts are one hour unless otherwise noted. 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 or running, cardio blasts and body toning stations. The last ten minutes is for abs and stretching.

What if my baby gets fussy during class?

Our first priority during Stroller Strides classes is the happiness of your baby. Tend to your baby first. We stop every few minutes for a new station, so you can always catch up with us if you get behind! Our instructors will do their very best to make the class enjoyable for both you and your baby.

When can I start taking classes?

Always obtain your physician's approval before beginning any exercise routine. We recommend waiting until your baby is at least 6 weeks of age and you have clearance from your physician to begin Stroller Strides classes. Children are welcome up to any age as long as they still enjoy a ride in the stroller.

Do I need a jogging stroller?

No! While we are BOB jogger fanatics, just about any stroller will do so long as it's not prone to tipping. We do not recommend umbrella strollers since they are not very maneuverable. Our mommies have mastered classes with snap-n-gos and other travel systems!

What if the weather is bad?

Hey it's the Twin Cities - we're prepared for these situations! During the summer months, we will only cancel classes in extreme weather conditions, but there is almost always a nearby indoor location in the event of inclement weather! During the cold months, we partner with several local malls to host classes indoors. Please check your email and our Facebook page for weather related schedule changes.

What do I need to bring to class?

Other than you, your baby and your stroller, we recommend athletic shoes, a towel or mat for our ground exercises and plenty of water. Don't forget to pack baby some snacks and/or small toys for the ride, too!

What if I'm enrolled and can't make it?

We're all moms. We know about babies having bad nights and blow outs right when you're trying to leave the house. Class attendance is recorded by the instructor at each class, and even if you enrolled, unless you are present you will not be counted. This means that if you are a class pass holder, you will not be charged for that class.

Body Back FAQs

What makes Body Back and FIT4MOM different from a 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.

Do I Have To Be A Mom To Participate?

No - if you are looking for a supportive and empowering group of women to surround yourself with as you strive to reach your health and fitness goals, Body Back is the way to go! While some of our meditations and themes may focus on certain aspects of motherhood, our workouts will be challenging and yield amazing results for any woman!

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 hard! Our goal is to deliver a workout that will challenge any fitness level. You might not be able to do every single thing your first class, but we will have modifications and soon you will be able to complete every move!

What are the classes like?

Body Back has 3 formats, Rounds, Traveling and Circuit. Each is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) class with a combination of cardio, strength and core. The HIIT method is proven to yield the best results and highest after burn of calories.

What do I need to bring to class?

A yoga mat or towel to do abs and cool down, plenty of water, and a towel for your sweat. You WILL sweat!

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

For Body Back, we ask that you pre-register to ensure your spot in the class. Body Back classes are limited to 12 participants per session, so you want to hold your spot by registering early.

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 Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby as appropriate prenatal exercise programs.

Can I bring kids to Body Back?

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

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