Having a baby often keeps parents from taking part in the hobbies they once loved, such as working out or sleeping in empty bassinets. Set aside some time with this Groupon.
$24 for Five Stroller Strides Classes ($50 Value)
Instructors lead stroller-centric trips through local pathways to tone physiques and nurture bonds between mom and baby, while also helping gals forge new friendships with other mothers as they re-obtain their pre-baby shape. Stroller Strides recommends waiting until a newborn is at least six weeks old before beginning classes, and new mothers should get their doctor's permission before beginning any exercise program. Classes meet at 9:30 a.m. every weekday morning at Burke Lake Park in Burke or the Mosaic District in Fairfax.
Since 2001, Stroller Strides' fitness professionals and buggy-bandying workouts have helped mothers to overcome the struggles of staying in shape while caring for a wee one. Specially trained instructors helm a series of 60-minute classes, which consist of a warm-up, a power walk, and interval stations where limbs stretch resistance tubes in body-toning drills. Energizing jaunts often utilize hills, benches, and other environmental facets to augment maneuvers. Throughout the routine, engaging songs and activities keep children from growing overly fussy or pranking classmates by tossing banana peels in front of their buggies.