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 $50, you get a 10-class pass from Stroller Strides, a fitness program for new mothers (a $110 value). Throughout the spring, outdoor classes will take place at the Woodland Discovery Playground at Shelby Farms Park.
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 schedule.