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FAQs

Interested in joining us for a class? We got you, mama. Here is everything you need to know.

Stroller Strides + Stroller Barre

What is your policy with toddlers and strollers?

Safety is our first priority, so we do not allow mobile kids, ages crawling to 6 years old, to be out of the stroller during class. Babies are also welcome to be worn in a baby carrier if needed. Kids 6 years and older can walk or run with you between stations and sit next to the stroller during our stations. We ask that children stay within a hugs reach of you. While we love raising healthy children, Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre are adult fitness classes in which we model exercise and healthy habits for our children. We also ask that children do not play with the resistance bands for their safety.

What do I need to bring to class?

Plenty of water, towel or yoga mat/blanket, sunscreen (for outdoor classes), baby essentials including snacks and/or toys for your little one(s), comfortable walking/running shoes (both Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre are traveling classes), appropriate exercise attire and any kind of stroller.

I just had a baby, when can I join Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre?

You can begin attending class with your doctor's clearance to begin exercising, typically after your six week postpartum appointment. See you soon, Mama!

Can I attend classes if I am pregnant?

Absolutely! We encourage expectant mamas to continue to exercise throughout their pregnancies as long as everything has been approved by their medical provider. Instructors are qualified to lead our professionally designed pre- and 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. We do recommend you obtain your medical provider’s approval prior to beginning Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre.

Exercise during pregnancy has proven beneficial and helps improve or increase the following:

  • Cardiovascular fitness

  • Muscular strength and endurance

  • Energy levels

  • Higher fatigue threshold

  • Posture and biomechanics

  • Circulation

  • Self-esteem and sense of well-being

  • Recovery time

Can I try a class before I join?

Your first class is always FREE! This allows you to see first hand if Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre 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 mamas enrolled for the affected class.

Do I need to be a Runner to attend these classes?

Absolutely not! Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre 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/Stroller Barre 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. Your instructor will make sure to provide you with comfort and discretion during class.

Can my older children attend during class?

Safety is our first priority, so we do not allow mobile kids, ages crawling to 6 years old, to be out of the stroller during class. Babies are also welcome to be worn in a baby carrier if needed. Kids 6 years and older can walk or run with you between stations and sit next to the stroller during our stations. We ask that children stay within a hugs reach of you. While we love raising healthy children, Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre are adult fitness classes in which we model exercise and healthy habits for our children. We also ask that children do not play with the resistance bands for their safety.

Body Back

Can I bring kids to Body Back?

No. This class is for women 18 and up without children present.

Can I do Body Back if I am pregnant?

No. This workout is not intended for prenatal exercise and we do not recommend following the meal plans during pregnancy. If you become pregnant during the course of your Body Back session, please notify your instructor. We offer FIT4BABY, Stroller Strides, and Stroller Barre as appropriate prenatal exercise programs.

What do I need to bring to class?

A yoga mat or towel for the abs portion and cool down. A resistance band (we will provide one for you on your first day of class), plenty of water, and a towel for your sweat. You WILL sweat!

What is the workout like?

Body Back is a high-intensity interval training class that is delivered in one of three ways: Rounds, Circuit or Traveling. We cycle through Cardio, Strength and Core for a full-body workout that provides a significant caloric afterburn for enhanced results. Every class has an intention and finishes with a relaxing meditation.

Do I need to be in great shape to participate in class?

No. We have all fitness levels in our classes! But, we will warn you ... these classes are designed to be tough! Our goal is to deliver a workout that will challenge any fitness level. It might not be easy, but we promise results by the end of your 8 week session if you put in the work!

What makes Body Back and the Fit4Mom Programs different from the gym?

Body Back is so much more than just another HIIT workout! We are a community of moms where you will find support, encouragement, camaraderie and lifelong friendships. Through education, we help you create a healthier home and more active lifestyle for your family. We believe you should be empowered and encouraged to push past your perceived limits and find inner strength while building physical strength. We strive to build you up and put you first to create your BEST YOU.

Do I need to Pre-Register or can I just show up?

For BODY BACK Workout classes or drop-in classes, pre-register so your instructor knows to expect you and can contact you if there are any changes to the class. We do require a minimum number of clients (3 mamas 12 hours before class) to be enrolled in order to offer that class.

FIT4BABY

Is it safe to exercise while pregnant?

For most expecting mamas, absolutely! We do recommend you obtain your medical provider’s approval as there are conditions that contradict physical activity. Our instructors are certified prenatal fitness instructors. We follow the latest American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines. We also can modify any exercise that poses a unique challenge as you progress through your pregnancy.

Exercise during pregnancy has proven beneficial and helps improve or increase the following:

  • Cardiovascular fitness

  • Muscular strength and endurance

  • Energy levels

  • Higher fatigue threshold

  • Posture and biomechanics

  • Circulation

  • Self-esteem and sense of well-being

  • Recovery time

Can I bring kids to FIT4BABY?

No. This class is for women 18 and up without children present.

What do I need to bring to class?

A yoga mat or towel for the abs portion and cool down. A resistance band (we will provide one for you on your first day of class), plenty of water, and a towel for your sweat. You WILL sweat!

What is the workout like?

The 60-minute workout includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility training. We end every class with a relaxing meditation.

Do I need to be in great shape to participate in class?

No. We have all fitness levels and all stages of pregnancy in our classes. All exercises are carefully selected to prepare your body for the many changes you will experience and follow the most up-to-date ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) guidelines.

What makes FIT4BABY and the FIT4MOM programs different from the gym?

FIT4BABY is a comprehensive program designed specifically for moms-to-be. You will find it’s so much more than just a workout! We are a community of moms where you will find support, encouragement, camaraderie and lifelong friendships.

Run Club

What if I have not run since before I had my baby or if I have never run at all?

Our Run Club coaches will lead you to your first mile! Whether it is your first mile ever, or your first mile post-baby, Run Club is appropriate for all levels.

Can I bring my child with me to run club?

Yes! Run Club is stroller friendly. Any child that joins you for Run Club does need to be safely secured in a stroller.

What should I bring to run club?

Running shoes and water are essential. A yoga mat or towel would be helpful for the final stretch.

Our Village

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!

Our Membership

Can I bring family or friends who are visiting to class with me?

Visitors are welcome to come to class FREE of charge! They will need to sign our waiver. If you have an extended-stay guest who will participate longer than one week, contact Joanna Gilchrist. We look forward to meeting your family and friends!

How do I place my membership on hold or cancel it?

Email joannagilchrist@fit4mom.com to change the status of your membership. All requests need to be received in writing 30 business days before the next payment is due.

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

  • Click “Save”

  • 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.

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Who do I contact with questions about my membership?

If you ever have any questions on your membership, you can email joannagilchrist@fit4mom.com or call us at 206.660.9539.

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.