Interested in joining us for a class? We got you, mama. Here is everything you need to know.
Stroller Strides® / Stroller Barre®
What do I need to bring to class?
Bring plenty of water and a yoga mat or towel. Wear comfortable walking/running shoes and appropriate exercise attire. Jogging strollers are not required. For the safety of your children, please use strollers that are sturdy, not prone to tipping and with children properly secured. If you bring your child, we recommend keeping baby essentials in your stroller like diapers and wipes, snacks and/or toys for your little one(s). For outdoor classes, sunscreen is recommended.
WHAT DOES MY STROLLER STRIDES/STROLLER BARRE MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE?
You membership includes unlimited Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre classes at any of our FIT4MOM SF Peninsula locations, a discount on Run Club, a set of resistance tubes to use at class and FIT4MOM workout tank. You also are able to join our Private Facebook Group where our moms share recommendations, advice, pictures, laughs and more. Of course, you get to hear first about all of the Our Village weekly playgroups, and monthly Mom’s Night, events and more. Already a member and curious about incentives for Body Back and Fit4Baby? Ask us!
I just had a baby. When can I join Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre?
Congratulations on the new little one! You can begin attending class as soon as your doctor clears you for exercise, typically after your six-week postpartum appointment. See you soon!
Can I attend classes if I am pregnant?
Absolutely! We encourage expectant moms to continue to exercise throughout their pregnancy as long as they have their doctor's approval. Exercise during pregnancy has proven to be highly beneficial by helping improve cardiovascular fitness, circulation and biomechanics, energy levels, self-esteem and recovery time. Instructors are certified pre- and postnatal fitness instructors and follow guidelines set by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). We can modify any exercise that poses a challenge as you progress through your pregnancy. FIT4MOM® does require a doctor’s approval prior to beginning Stroller Strides® or Stroller Barre®.
Can I try a class before I join?
Your first class is always FREE! Come see first-hand if Stroller Strides® / Stroller Barre® is a good fit for you and your little one. To sign up: find our schedule here, click on the date you plan to attend, enroll in the class, and your first free class is automatically added to your account. See you soon!
How will I know if the class location has changed due to weather?
In cases of rain or extreme heat or cold, we will move class to one of our indoor locations. Follow us on Facebook and check for updates an hour before class starts. If you sign into class, we also send notifications via email or text message.
Do I need to be a runner to attend these classes?
No. Stroller Strides® and Stroller Barre® are for all fitness levels. You are welcome to run, walk, or do a bit of both. You choose your pace.
Do I need a jogging stroller for the workout?
Jogging strollers are not required. For the safety of your children, please use strollers that are sturdy, not prone to tipping and with children properly secured.
At what age can my baby be in a jogger?
As a general guideline, when your baby can hold her/his head up, they can ride in a jogger. Before then, infants ride in their carseat which may be attached to your stroller with a manufacturer approved adapter. Check manufacturer guidelines for your stroller, carseat and adapter.
My child gets fussy in the stroller. How will I get a good workout?
We get it! This is a concern of many mamas, and we want to put your mind at ease. Our classes are designed to keep little ones moving and entertained by incorporating songs, toys, bubbles, etc. Of course, if you need to change your baby, nurse or console them, please feel free to do so. You also are welcome to bring a baby carrier and wear your baby during the workout with appropriate modifications. We are all moms, we are in this together, and we understand that kids will have good and bad days. Most often, kiddos quickly understand that we are full of fun and are excited to visit with friends, sing with our instructors, and watch their mama have a great time.
At what age can children come to class?
Babies and kids can join you at Stroller Strides® and Stroller Barre® at 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, usually around your six-week postpartum appointment. FIT4MOM® does require a doctor’s approval prior to beginning Stroller Strides® or Stroller Barre®.
What if I need to feed my baby during class?
We’ve got you, mama! If you're in the middle of class and need to change, nurse or console your baby, please do so. Your instructor will provide you with comfort and direction.
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.
Can I still come to class if I don't bring my child in a stroller?
Yes. It's not uncommon for mothers to come to class without a stroller or child in tow. However, if you plan to not bring your child on a regular basis, you may want to check out our Body Back classes which are just for moms and with no children or strollers. Body Back is entirely focused on you!
CAN I BRING FAMILY OR FRIENDS WHO ARE VISITING TO CLASS WITH ME?
Visitors are welcome to come to their first class for free and may always join class for free on Saturdays and holidays. If you have an extended stay guest who would like to participate longer than one week, they are welcome to join us at the drop-in class rate. We ask that all visitors sign our waiver before participating.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP?
Sometimes coming to class doesn't work for you anymore. We get it. Life happens, which is why there are no penalties for canceling. But we'll miss you! If you think it's time to bid our village adieu, just let us know. And, of course, always feel free to tell us what we can do to make FIT4MOM SF Peninsula work for you.
I have another membership question. Who can I ask?
Can I bring kids to Body Back?
Our Body Back program is designed to focus entirely on you, mama! Therefore, children do not attend Body Back classes in strollers or otherwise. If you would like to bring children to class in a stroller, check out our Stroller Strides or Stroller Barre classes.
Can I do Body Back if I am pregnant?
Body Back is our highest intensity program. For the safety of you and baby, pregnant mothers may not participate in Body Back drop-in classes or our Body Back Transformation sessions. Pregnant or think you may be pregnant? Join our Fit4Baby and Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre classes for excellent prenatal workouts.
What do I need to bring to class?
Bring plenty of water and a yoga mat or towel. Wear comfortable walking/running shoes and appropriate exercise attire. For outdoor classes, sunscreen is recommended.
What is the workout like?
Body Back classes are high-intensity interval training (HIIT) full-body workouts and contain a combination of cardio and strength elements. Classes may be held indoors at studio spaces or outdoors at community parks. Body Back is often performed in circuits and uses a variety of exercise gear such as free weights and medicine balls that are provided by the instructors. Our 6- or 8-week Body Back Transformation programs also include meditations, nutrition coaching and before/after body assessments.
Do I need to be in great shape to participate in class?
No. Body Back workouts are designed to challenge any fitness level. Not feeling like the strongest person in class on Day 1? Body Back is an environment where transformations happen. Set yourself goals and watch as you grow in muscle tone, coordination and confidence. Climb that mountain, mama!
What makes Body Back different from the gym?
Body Back is so much more than just a workout. As a FIT4MOM program, our village brings strength in motherhood, support through your challenges, camaraderie and lifelong friendships. We empower you to tap your inner strength, build your physical strength, and push past your limits. Our Body Back Transformation program especially offers tools to create a healthier home, a more active lifestyle for your whole family, and the path toward a happier and more fulfilled YOU.
Do I need to sign up for class or can I just show up?
Please register for Body Back drop-in classes the night before class at the latest. Signing in before class lets us know to expect you and to notify you in case of a location change due to weather. We understand that there are times when you need to sign in on the day of class. In this case, please check the schedule before coming to class in the event of changes. If you are unable to make it to class, please remember to cancel.
What do I need to bring to class?
Bring plenty of water and a yoga mat or towel. Wear comfortable walking/running shoes and appropriate exercise attire.
What is the workout like?
Fit4Baby prenatal workouts are designed to strengthen the body for all the changes it will experience during pregnancy. Instructors follow guidelines set by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and are Fit4Baby certified to lead classes that are safe and appropriate for each trimester and fitness level. Workouts include intervals of cardiovascular exercise, strength training and stretching. Classes end with a relaxing meditation focused on connecting you with your baby, tapping your inner and outer strength, and recognizing the exciting changes in your body and your life.
Do I need to be in great shape to come to a Fit4Baby class?
No. Fit4Baby classes are for all fitness levels and all stages of pregnancy.
What makes Fit4Baby different from programs at the gym?
We're a community of moms. As expectant and new mothers, what we valued and needed most was our support system, our village, our tribe. That community of mothers is crucial to the overall health and wellness of you and your baby. That's why Fit4Baby is so much more than a workout. Our FIT4MOM village brings strength in motherhood, support through life changes like pregnancy and childbirth, camaraderie and lifelong friendships.
FIT4MOM Run Club®
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO RUN CLUB?
Bring plenty of water and a yoga mat or towel. Wear comfortable running shoes and appropriate outdoor exercise attire. Sunscreen is recommended. If you bring your child, we recommend keeping baby essentials in your stroller like diapers and wipes, snacks and/or toys for your little one(s). For the safety of your children, please use strollers that are sturdy, not prone to tipping and with children properly secured. Jogging strollers are not required.
Can I bring my child with me to Run Club?
Yes! Children in strollers are welcome at Run Club. For the safety of your little ones, please use strollers that are sturdy, not prone to tipping and with children properly secured. Jogging strollers are not required.
WHAT IF I HAVE NOT RUN SINCE BEFORE I HAD MY BABY, OR IF I HAVE NEVER RUN AT ALL?
Run Club is for runners of all levels. Whether you're running your first mile post-baby or your first mile ever, our Run Club coaches will give you the tools and support to reach your goals.
What is Our Village?
FIT4MOM is so much more than a workout! Through Our Village, we offer:
- a variety of FREE innovative and educational bond-building playgroups for you and your children.
- our Speaker Series featuring discussions and Q&A sessions with local experts in the fields of pre- and postnatal care and childhood development.
- Family fun events that encourage healthy, active lifestyles
- Mom's Nights (dinners, shopping events, etc.) just for you to connect with other moms.
*Note: You do NOT have to be a member of FIT4MOM to attend Our Village playgroups, Speaker Series, events and Mom's Nights. All moms are welcome!