For new moms looking for an effective way to lose the baby weight without breaking the bank, a smart investment is Stroller Strides, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing stroller exercise program, says Lisa Druxman, founder of Stroller Strides. “The total body postnatal exercise classes not only save families babysitting fees, since baby is part of the fitness program, but also offer added value through free playgroups, mom’s night out activities and more,” Druxman said. Best of all, Druxman said, Stroller Strides is in sync with several of the top fitness trends for 2009, including the following:
- Boot Camp-Style Workouts. Similar to a boot camp-style workout but without the military intensity, Stroller Strides helps moms strengthen large muscle groups by using their body weight and the outside environment. A varied and challenging program, classes incorporate push-ups at picnic tables, tricep dips at park benches, squats, lunges and plank exercises.
- Budget-Friendly Workouts. Unlike a gym membership or other organized exercise class, babies are part of the program, so no fees are required for daycare, and participants utilize the outdoor environment, a free resource, as equipment. Members save on other family expenses by gaining free access to regular children playgroups and mom’s night out activities through the LUNA Moms Club.
- Getting Back to Basics. Using simple equipment including a stroller, resistance tubing and common outdoor fixtures (think park benches, walls and fences), participants shed the baby weight through good- old-fashioned power walking, push-ups, bicep curls, crunches and more.
- Circuit Training. Operated in an interval-style format, Stroller Strides classes combine cardio (power walking) with strength training and toning stations designed to target specific muscle groups. The result is a total body workout.
- Boomer Fitness. As baby boomers jump on the fitness bandwagon, Stroller Strides offers a fun way for the fifty-plus generation to bond with their grandchildren. Grandparents are always welcome to participate in the program and Mom would surely appreciate some quiet time off!