Thanks to fitness regimens, people no longer have to resort to public-speaking presentations about wasabi-eating contests to work up a sweat. Sidestep the podium with today's Groupon: for $29, you get four classes at Baby Boot Camp (a $60 value), available at three locations: one location in Beaverton, and two locations in Portland (in the Lloyd Center and on Southwest Capitol Highway). These group classes are designed to fulfill the fitness needs of new and expecting moms and dads.
Conceived by fitness guru Kristen Horler, these fitness classes help expecting and new moms get fit in a supportive environment, combining strength-training exercises, cardiovascular drills, Pilates, yoga, and ab work. Moms-to-be can attend the prenatal program (with a physician's note and recommendation) to prepare for the rare delivery that exceeds the sit-com standard of seven minutes, as well as the rigors of newborn wrangling. Post-birth students are encouraged to bring along their new joy-bundles, thereby facilitating familial bonding and eliminating the need for a babysitter to come by and time their wind-sprints for them. All instructors are highly trained, and the boot camp's structure abides by the guidelines of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Council on Exercise.
All four classes must be redeemed at the same location and used within 30 days.
Baby Boot Camp has received an extensive amount of press from websites, publications, and media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Gawker, and Parenting magazine.
Baby Boot Camp
After the birth of her first child in 2001, Baby Boot Camp’s founder and certified trainer and spin and Pilates instructor Kristen Horler wanted a postnatal fitness program that didn't require her to leave her baby at the door. Her solution was to start a suit of programs just for new and expecting parents where mothers could bond with their infants while soaking up the support and camaraderie of their peers. During Strollfit sessions, certified trainers and Radio Flyers equipped with outboard motors lead ladies through innovative routines that incorporate baby-filled strollers into yoga, cardio, and strength training. For long-term fitness, coaches encourage aspiring runners to break through the tape during the 5K training program, and Kristen's own Nutrition Solutions teaches the benefits of healthy-eating habits during a four-week program designed by registered dieticians.