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 five classes at Stroller Strides, a fitness program for new mothers (a $60 value). Choose from either their Jacksonville or Orange Park location.
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, taught by specially trained instructors, usually take place outdoors and consist of a warm-up, a buggy-bandying power walk, and interval stations where participants do a variety of body-toning exercises. Instructors provide everyone with exercise tubing and, in the event of a fussy-baby episode, can either 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 is a venue 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. Surrounded by friendly instructors, mom peers, and a teeming horde of adorable infants, the Jacksonville and Orange Park Stroller Strides classes create positive, encouraging environments for obtaining 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.