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Stroller Workouts Great for Mom and Baby

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New moms know that getting adjusted to a baby’s routine is challenging. Motherhood can be a bit isolating, especially with an infant. In addition, there’s that post-baby weight to lose. One good idea might be to get involved in stroller workouts. The exercise classes, which usually run about an hour, were developed in the mid '90s as a way for moms to exercise with their babies within arm's reach.

The classes -- which take place in hundreds of parks, gymnasiums, college campuses and community centers across the nation -- offer busy mothers a chance to workout without having to hire a personal trainer. The typical stroller fitness program consists of power walking with intermittent toning. No particular stroller is required and all thats needed is a towel or mat. And if your baby gets fussy, don’t worry. It's easy to take a break and then get right back in the routine.

The benefits of exercise are well known, but the stroller workout classes also offer new moms a chance to make new friends, beat those post-baby blues and spend extra time bonding with their little ones. Your post-pregnancy abs will thank you and you’ll be setting a healthy example for your child.

Courses tend to average about 12 weeks and are fine for all fitness levels.

To find a stroller workout near you check out the following websites:

Stroller Strides 866-fit-4mom or [email protected]



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