What is Stroller Strides®?

Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program offering a total body workout that can be modified for any level of fitness. Each 60-minute class incorporates elements of cardio, strength training and toning for moms; and songs, games and activities for children. Our mission is to help you make strides in fitness, motherhood and life!

When do you offer classes?

FIT4MOM-Towson offers classes 6 days a week! During the outdoor season we meet Monday thru Friday at Meadowood Park (Towson Town Center in the event of rain) from 9:15AM-10:15AM. On Saturdays we meet from 8:45AM-9:45AM. We also meet Tuesdays & Thursdays at Sweet Air Park (Titan Crossfit in Hunt Valley in the event of rain) from 9:45AM-10:45AM.

Do I need a jogging stroller to attend class?

No! Just about any kind of stroller will do - snap-n-go's and other travel systems work well too! We don't recommend umbrella strollers as they are hard to maneuver and are prone to tipping.

What should I bring to class?

Please bring plenty of water, sun block (for outdoor classes) and any other essentials to keep you and your baby happy - we recommend snacks, books, toys, etc. Please dress in appropriate workout attire and wear comfortable shoes. Having a towel or yoga mat is also appropriate for floor/ground exercises and stretching at the end of class. Always make sure you eat a healthy breakfast or light snack before coming to class - this is very important if you're a nursing mother. In addition, you should consider bringing a post-class snack with you, especially if you plan to stick around after class for awhile.

Can I participate Stroller Strides classes if I am pregnant?

We absolutely encourage expectant mothers to attend! Instructors are trained in both pre- and post-natal fitness and follow the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) fitness guidelines. We can modify any exercise to make it appropriate for you as you progress through your pregnancy. However, we do require a doctor's approval prior to attending class if you are pregnant.

Exercise during pregnancy helps improve or increase:

  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Muscular strength/endurance
  • Energy levels
  • Higher fatigue threshold
  • Posture and biomechanics
  • Circulation
  • Self-esteem, sense of well-being
  • Post-Delivery recovery time

I am recently post-partum, when can I begin taking classes?

Typically between 6-8 weeks after having a baby with your doctor's permission.

What do I do if my baby gets fussy?

Our first priority is the happiness of your baby! Because we stop in regular intervals for body toning, you can always catch up with us if you fall behind. If your baby ever fusses so much that you miss class, we will be happy to credit you another class. Our instructors will do their very best to make class enjoyable for both you and your baby by incorporating songs, stories and games into our class.

What if the weather is bad?

Schedule changes due to weather will be posted on our Facebook Page by 8:30am.

Are gift certificates available for purchase?

YES! Give the gift of fitness and friendship to a new mom in your life! We offer gift certificates in any amount you request and they can be redeemed for any FIT4MOM Towson class or program. Please email meghanseipp@fit4mom.com to order yours today!