Though new babies make it difficult to maintain a trim physique, the hassle of their care is offset by wide smiles, buoyant giggles, and savvy investment advice. Work out alongside bundles of joy with today's Groupon: for $19, you get six stroller-strides fitness classes (a $96 value) at Stroller Strides, held outdoors at Sandalfoot Cove Park in West Boca Raton and at Constitution Park, and, after May 1, indoors at Town Center Mall. Eligible moms must be physician-approved and six weeks post-natal to engage in the workout.
Stroller Strides' fitness professionals employ creative, total-body exercise regimens to aid new mothers in overcoming the struggles of staying in shape while caring for a wee one. Certified instructors lead each one-hour session, beginning with a warm-up before breaking into a stroller-pushing power trot that breaks intermittently for toning exercises and recreational burp-offs. Songs and activities weaved into the workouts dry the chubby cheeks of dewy-eyed tykes, and in the event of a fussy-baby episode, instructors can provide physical exercises mothers can do with their babies.
Intimate groups of 10–15 stroller-shovers keep classes personalized, and weekly baby bonding and monthly mothers' nights ensure a supportive environment for new mothers to interact and socialize. Commiserate over shared difficulties and take joy in each other's successes, such as a baby’s first steps, or the invention of a flying stroller. Classes will be held at Constitution Park on Mondays and Wednesdays, and at Sandalfoot Cove Park on Tuesdays and Fridays until April 30. Starting May 1, classes will be held indoors at Town Center Mall on Mondays and Wednesdays, and outdoors at Constitution Park on Tuesdays and Fridays. Check out the schedule for class times and locations.