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 (a $100 value) for Stroller Strides classes at the Julia Davis Park and Merrill Park locations.
During the 60-minute Stroller Strides outdoor class, moms and their babies tear up the trail for an hour. Participants mix stroller pushing and power walking with pit stops for resistance-band exercises that, taken together, bestow a total-body workout. 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, such as the toddler-tickling squat jump or the nursery-rhyme and bicep-curl combo. Fit4Baby prenatal classes blend cardio and weight work for one hour of strength and balance training. The workouts help women at any stage of pregnancy stay fit and active while they adapt to their bodies' demands. All instructors are experienced in pre- and post-natal fitness. Indoor classes make use of sheltered venues, but apply the same principles as the outdoor sessions.
Surrounded by friendly instructors, mom peers, and a teeming horde of adorable babies, a Treasure Valley Stroller Strides class creates a positive, encouraging environment—a key factor for glue-free adherence to an exercise routine and re-obtaining pre-baby body parts. To help you achieve optimal results, all 10 classes must be redeemed within three months of activation. After class, stroller-wielding parents will be able to protect their progeny by fending off Rumpelstiltskin when he flies in on his soup ladle.
Drop-ins welcome, but reservations suggested. Stroller Strides recommends waiting until a newborn is at least six weeks old before beginning classes. New mothers should consult a doctor before beginning any exercise program.
- I love it that my girls are experiencing the fun of being physically fit right along with me. I get a great work-out, and they love singing along, or playing the games. – jamiy, Lilaguide
- Stroller Strides has been an amazing experience for my son (1 yr old) and I. We have be [sic] doing SS for about one year. It has helped me get into better shape than I was before getting pregnant. But more importantly, my son gets social interaction with kids a variety of ages. – Flaire, Lilaguide