What You'll Get
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 $38, you get two months of unlimited classes from Stroller Strides, a fitness program for new mothers (an $84 value). With today's deal, the usual $29.50 enrollment fee is also waived. Between April and October, outdoor classes will take place at either Glen Park in Williamsville or at a park location, yet to be determined, in Lancaster. From November through April, and in cases of inclement weather, mothers meet at the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga.
Stroller Strides' fitness professionals employ creative exercise regimens to aid new mothers in overcoming the struggles of staying in shape while caring for a wee one. All you need to get started is you, your baby, and a stroller. The 60-minute classes are taught by specially trained instructors and consist of a warm-up, a buggy-bandying power walk, and interval stations where participants do a variety of body-toning exercises with the aid of resistance tubes. (Students can bring their own resistance tubes or purchase them from the instructor for $10.) In the event of a fussy-baby episode, instructors can provide physical exercises you can do with your baby or calculus exercises to occupy your baby's mind.
In addition to providing a fun exercise regimen that takes babies into consideration, Stroller Strides provides 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. A positive environment that encourages return visits is a key factor in sticking to a physical-fitness routine. Surrounded by friendly instructors, mom peers, and a teeming hoard of adorable infants, a Stroller Strides class creates a positive, encouraging environment for reobtaining a prebaby physique.
Stroller Strides recommends waiting until a newborn is at least 6-weeks old before beginning classes, and new mothers should get their doctor's permission before beginning any exercise program. Check online for the most up-to-date class schedule, and call ahead to schedule your classes.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. New clients only. Must activate pass by 10/1/11, pass expires 2 months from activation. Physician's approval required. Resistance tube required; may purchase on-site for $10. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.