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The founder of Baby Boot Camp Sparks, Kristen Horler, is a nationally certified fitness instructor whose experience honing pre- and postpartum physiques earned her a spot on ePregnancy magazine's expert panel. Strollfit classes blend cardio drills with a dash of Pilates and yoga and a two-person helping of abdominal exercise to help hasten weight loss. Resistance tubes, strollers, and bundles of joy act as strength-training accouterments, helping mothers develop swift reflexes for dodging spit-up and premature lines of questioning from babies about the origins of peanut butter. Mothers shed calories while shaping up and mingling with their children, as well as meeting other moms. For maternal ovens still baking buns, the class helps strengthen muscles in preparation for labor. Fitness regimens follow guidelines set by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and are safe for life givers of all fitness levels.