In England, pram is a noun that means baby buggy and a verb that means to repetitiously lift babies for body strength. Pram up slacking muscles with today's deal. For $50, you get a 10-class pass at Stroller Strides of DFW at any of its eight Dallas-area locations. The Dallas classes meet in Curtis Park on Lovers Lane. Classes are also available in Fort Worth, McKinney, Grapevine, Coppell, Arlington, Mansfield, and Hurst. Call or check your location of choice's website for class times.
Getting in shape after giving birth can be as difficult as fitting a watermelon into an overcrowded fridge. Taking care of the baby takes a lot of time, bodies are weary, and newborn-thieving bands of goblins storm homesteads on a nightly basis, sapping any leftover energy. Stroller Strides understands these common struggles and has designed an exercise regimen with new mothers in mind. All you need to get started is you, your baby, and a stroller. The 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, will show you exercises you can do with your baby. Indoor classes make use of sheltered venues but apply the same principles as the outdoor sessions.
In addition to providing a fun exercise regimen that takes babies into consideration, Stroller Strides becomes a venue for new mothers to interact and socialize. Commiserate over shared difficulties and take joy in each other's successes. A positive environment that encourages returns is a key factor in sticking to a physical-fitness regimen. Surrounded by friendly instructors, mom peers, and a teeming hoard of adorable babies, a Stroller Strides class creates a positive, encouraging environment for re-obtaining pre-baby body parts. To help you achieve optimal results, all 10 classes must be redeemed within three months of activation. After getting back in shape, you'll even be able to protect your progeny by fending off Rumpelstiltskin when he flies in on his soup ladle.
Stroller Strides recommends waiting until a newborn is at least six weeks old before beginning classes. New mothers should get a doctor's permission before beginning any exercise program.
- Programs and classes are designed to help moms lose pregnancy weight and achieve their individual mental/physical potential, while bringing moms and kids together for fun, friendship and fitness. The group also offers help to moms experiencing post partum depression through exercise and social interaction. – Sharon Hlapcich, Orange County Register