Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have a jogging stroller?

No, any type of sturdy stroller is fine for the class. We do not recommend umbrella strollers. If you are going to be doing any jogging, we do recommend a jogging stroller. A lot of moms use the infant carseat strapped in to a stroller until their little ones are older.

How old do the babies have to be to attend class?

We welcome babies from 6 weeks and up- and that is really more for moms benefit. We want to make sure that mom has had plenty of time to recover after labor and delivery. As soon as your doctor gives you the ok to exercise again- usually at your 6 week checkup- you are welcome to attend class.

What do I do if my baby gets fussy?

No worries! Our classes are the safest places to be if something is bothering your baby. We are all moms and have dealt with fussy babies at some point in class. Your baby will most likely not be the loudest or noisiest in class that day.

Some of the "veteran" moms have great tips/tricks for babies at all ages. One popular suggestion is to bring a front carrier with you to class. Our instructors are great at offering modifications for all exercises while carrying your baby.

Our first priority is the happiness of your baby. Feel free to tend to your baby first; feel free to nurse/feed your baby at any station if needed. Because we stop every few minutes for body toning, you can always catch up with us if you get behind. If your baby ever fusses so much that you miss an entire class, we will happily credit you another class. Our instructors will do their very best to make the class enjoyable for both you and your baby!

What if I have to feed my baby or change a diaper?

Again, no worries! Just stop, take care of what you need to, and come back and join us when you are ready.

Does my child have to stay in a stroller to attend class?

Yes! For everyone's safety- all children must stay in a stroller until the end of class. We will sing songs and do interactive activities to help keep the kiddos engaged! They can get out at the end of class and play together. Plus, we offer a playgroup once a week after class.

Do I need to register ahead of time?

We do ask that everyone sign up online ahead of time before the first preview class- this saves time before class and helps your instructor be able to run class more smoothly. After your first class, you DO NOT need to preregister for Stroller Strides or Stroller Barre.

Body Back 8-week session and Fit4Baby are offered in sessions and must be registered ahead of time.

How should I prepare for class?

  • Mom: Eat breakfast
  • Mom: Bring a snack for yourself to consume after workout or if you begin to feel lightheaded during class (i.e. LUNA bar, piece of fruit)
  • Mom: Lots of water; two water bottles during summer
  • Mom: For cooler mornings, dress in layers so you can shed clothes as you warm up
  • Mom: Lace up athletic shoes
  • Mom: Bring yoga mat or towel for floor work
  • Child: Dress them appropriately for weather
  • Child: Extra blanket for cooler mornings
  • Child: Bottles or Sippy Cups with water
  • Child: Snacks
  • Child: Toys, Books
  • Child: Stroller suitable for outdoors
  • I haven’t worked out since having my baby, will I be able to keep up?

    Absolutely! All of our classes are designed for all different levels of fitness. We offers modifications and challenges for everything, so you just worry about doing what feels right for you. We’ve got moms who have been coming for years, and moms who are working out for the first time in their life- Fit4Mom is a non-competitive, non-judgmental, safe place for all.

    How old is too old for the kiddos?

    All stroller age children are welcome to attend class! We’ve had children as old as 7 attend. As long as they fit in a seat in your stroller, you are good to go. All children must have a seat in a stroller to attend class.

    When can I try Body Back?

    We recommend that you be at least 3 months post-partum before trying out the Body Back classes. These classes are taught at a higher intensity than Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre.

    Have an additional question? Email laurengirardin@fit4mom.com

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