Interested in joining us for a class? We got you, mama. Here is everything you need to know.
What do I need to bring to class?
Plenty of water, towel or yoga mat for ground work, sunscreen (for outdoor classes), baby essentials including snacks and/or toys for your little one(s), comfortable walking/running shoes, appropriate exercise attire, and any kind of stroller.
I just had a baby, when can I join Stroller Strides?
You can begin attending class with your doctor's clearance to begin exercising, typically after your six week postpartum appointment. See you there, Mama!
Can I attend classes if I am pregnant?
Absolutely! We encourage expectant moms to continue to exercise throughout their pregnancies as long as everything has been approved by their physician. Instructors are qualified to lead our professionally designed pre/postnatal fitness programs that follow the latest American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines. We can modify any exercise that poses a challenge as you progress through your pregnancy. FIT4MOM® recommends you obtain your doctor’s approval prior to beginning Stroller Strides. If pregnant, please speak with your physician before your first day.
Exercise during pregnancy has proven beneficial and helps improve or increase the following:
Higher fatigue threshold
Posture and biomechanics
Self-esteem, sense of well-being
Can I try a class before I join?
Your first Stroller Strides class is always FREE! This allows you to see first hand if Stroller Strides is a good fit for you and your little one! If you sign up here and create a profile, your first FREE class is automatically gifted to your account and you can come try us out!
How will I know if the class location has changed due to weather?
In case of inclement weather, outdoor class locations may change. Follow us on Facebook and check for updates an hour before class starts. We also send notifications to our client list via email if we have enough advance notice.
Do I need to be a Runner to attend these classes?
Absolutely not! Stroller Strides is for moms of ALL fitness levels. We meet for a warm up, then power walk, jog, or run to each exercise station. You exercise at the pace you feel most comfortable.
At what age can my baby be in a jogger?
As a general guideline, when your baby can hold his/her head up, he/she can ride in a jogger. But, we suggest that you follow your own stroller manufacturer’s guidelines. You can use a head roll and bolster to make your baby even more secure. With shock absorbers and recline features, the age can be quite young.
Do I need a jogging stroller for the workout?
Jogging strollers are not required. As long as the stroller is sturdy, not prone to tipping and all children can be safely strapped into their seats for the duration of class, it will work just fine!
My Baby doesn't like being in the stroller for too long, how will I get a good workout?
Babies are priority, so don't worry if your baby becomes fussy during class! Our classes are designed to keep the kids moving and engaged by incorporating songs and various props to keep them entertained. With that said, if you need to change, nurse or console your baby, please do so (remember, you are in good company). Kids will have good and bad days and we understand that. The kiddos learn the new routine of "Mommy's hour" and learn a few things during our workout too!
How old does my baby need to be to start classes?
Babies and kids can join you at Stroller Strides up to any age as long as they can still safely be buckled in the stroller. We recommend waiting until you have medical clearance from your physician (normally this is 6-8 weeks postpartum). Always obtain your doctor's permission before starting this or any other kind of exercise program.
What do I do if my baby gets fussy during class?
That's okay! Sometimes babies cry. You will be in a group full of moms with their kids - we've all been there and we all get it. You're always able to do what you need to do to take care of your little one and, of course, we try to keep things moving so that the kids are happy and entertained.
What if I need to feed my baby during class?
We’ve got you, Mama! If you need to change, nurse or console your baby, please do so.
Can my older children walk along or ride their bike during class?
Safety is our first priority, so we do not allow kids to be out of the stroller during class, regardless of age.
What is FIT4MOM Our Village Events & Playgroups?
As moms, we understand that life is about finding balance while nurturing our minds, bodies and spirits. Our FIT4MOM Our Village Events and Playgroups was created with this aspiration in mind. By becoming a member, you will build a tight community of moms to share advice, tips and most importantly, laughter. Support and connect with other moms through:
WEEKLY innovative & creative playgroups - fun for baby
MONTHLY entertaining Moms' Nights Out - this is your time
MONTHLY Mommy and Me play dates- get your kids involved in fun activities, special events for showers, births, meal trains, etc., for our members, "Moms with a Mission" activities to help better the community where you live and play. Join us and make a difference.
****You do NOT have to be a member of FIT4MOM to join the FIT4MOM Our Village Weekly Playgroup. All moms are welcome! This is a FREE group!
What if I need to cancel my membership?
A 30-day notice is required to cancel your membership. A copy of the policies can be found on the website.
What does my Membership include?
Your membership includes (depending on the membership you choose) unlimited classes at the FIT4MOM Springfield/Chatham location, being a member in our closed Facebook group, weekly playgroups, monthly Moms’ Night Outs and more!
How do I place my membership on hold or cancel it?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to change the status of your membership. All requests need to be received in writing 30 business days before the next payment is due. Memberships will be placed on hold for the maximum of 2 months with a one-time hold fee of $20.
When can I place my membership on hold or cancel it?
Holds can start any day of your billing cycle. Our system auto-prorates your membership upon release of your hold. There are no refunds on dues once payment has been paid. To avoid payment, all requests need to be received in writing 30 business days before the next payment is due.
How do I change my return date on my hold?
You can return from your hold on any day of the month. You need to email email@example.com at least 24 hrs prior to your return.
Can I attend classes when my membership is on hold?
For Stroller Strides memberships: When your membership is on hold you can attend classes at the drop-in rate of $15/class.
What is the enrollment fee for a membership?
For Stroller Strides memberships:
There is a $40 enrollment fee for all new monthly memberships.
If you cancel your membership and then wish to rejoin, you pay a $20 reactivation fee to rejoin.
Stroller Strides members who transfer to us from another franchise outside will be charged a $20 enrollment fee.
How do I update my credit card on file?
To update your credit card on file:
Log into your Pike13 account
Below your profile photo you will see a list of options
Click on "Payment Methods"
Update the information
Be sure to delete the old credit card on file
If your monthly dues payment fails and you do not respond to our emails to update your credit card info, your membership will be cancelled.
Click here for the Pike13 website.
Who do I contact with questions about my membership?
If you ever have any questions on your membership, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 217-341-2878.
Is my membership transferable to another franchise location?
No. Memberships are only valid for the franchise where they were purchased. If you move to an area outside of our franchise, you will need to cancel your current membership and sign up for a membership at the new franchise. We encourage you to contact the franchisee where you are moving to and let them know you have a current FIT4MOM membership at another franchise.
*Prices & Policies are subject to change.