This page will attempt to answer any questions you might have about Strollers In Motion classes. If you have additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email, phone, or Facebook.
Q: Do I need to have a special stroller?
A: No. A special stroller is not required but stroller breaks and safety restraints MUST be in working order for the safety of your child. Double Strollers are welcome! Umbrella strollers are not recommended.
Q: What do I need to bring to class?
A: Just bring the necessities such as a bottle of water for you, a bottle, beverage, or snack for kiddo, and a diaper bag of basics (we all know what can happen if we forget it!). We also use a tool called the Rollersizer in class. If it is your first class, do not worry; it will be explained to you! If you forget your Rollersizer we can improvise! A towel is also never a bad idea in case the grass is damp from the morning dew.
Q: What do I need to wear to class?
A: Dress for the weather, keeping in mind you might want to take off a layer after we get strolling! We all remember to make sure our baby is comfortable- make sure you're comfortable too! Please wear tennis/running shoes. This is a workout class, no flip flops!
Q: What if it is raining outside?
A: Please check Facebook to confirm if class is still on. If it is raining hard, class will more than likely be canceled or moved to later in the day if it looks like it will clear up. All weather related decisions will be made at a minimum of 30 minutes before class. Make your you're part of your class Strollers In Motion page to stay updated with specifics related to your class- ask your instructor for an invitation!
Q: I feel so out of shape will I be able to keep up with the class?
A: You WILL be able to and CAN participate in classes no matter what shape you are in! Modifications and variations will be offered to exercises if needed. But by the third class, we promise you won’t need them!
Q: How soon after delivery can I start exercising?
A: Check with your health care professional about when you are cleared for participating in Strollers In Motion classes.
Q: Do I have to reserve for class before attending?
A: Yes, please let us know if you plan on coming by registering for your session through the parks districts or messaging us on Facebook (for drop in classes). If you register for a session through a parks and rec department, you don't have to RSVP individually per class! If you can't make it, try to let us know. If not, no big deal- we'll be working out no matter what!
Q: What if my kiddo cries or doesn't cooperate during class?
A: We strive to keep the class engaging for both the mom and child, but kids will be kids. Take care of things with your little one and jump back in when you can! It will take a few classes for your child to get used to being in the stroller throughout class. Remember to allow for this adjustment period and not to stress if your child is fussy at first. Trust us, we've all been there!
Q: I am nursing, is it okay for me to exercise?
A: Yes, it is fine for nursing moms to exercise. Please consult a healthcare provider if you have reservations. You may want to wear two bras. And, just like non nursing mothers, you will want to stay hydrated.
Q: What if my kiddo can't make class but I still want to come?
A: Although the class is designed for you to workout with your child, if circumstances arise and your child can't make it, that's okay! Come to class anyway!