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?
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 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/Stroller Barre. 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/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 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/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 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. We do allow children 5+ to bring a camping or folding chair that they can then carry along with them and join the stroller line up.
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. Our instructor will lead you through run/walk intervals to build up your stamina. If you'd prefer, there's always the option of walking!
Can I bring my child with me to run club?
Run Club is stroller friendly. Any child that joins you for Run Club should be safely secured in a stroller.
What should I bring to run club?
Running shoes and water are essential. We also recommend a water bottle as well as a towel.
What does my Membership include?
Your membership includes unlimited classes at any of the FIT4MOM Ann Arbor locations. If you purchase a working mother's membership, it includes one class per week. Membership also includes being a member in our closed Facebook group, weekly playgroups, monthly Moms’ Night Outs and more!
Can I bring family or friends who are visiting to class with me?
Visitors are welcome to come to class FREE of charge! If you have an extended-stay guest who will participate longer than one week, they will be subject to a charge per class or extended packages available. All visitors must sign our waiver in order to participate.
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 7- business days before the next payment is due.
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 7-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. Email email@example.com with a new return date or just show up for class and we'll reinstate your membership!
What is the fee to place a membership on hold?
We're all moms, we get it. Things come up. There is no fee to place your membership on hold.
Can I attend classes when my membership is on hold?
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 $50 enrollment fee for all new monthly memberships. If you sign up for membership at class you pay a 50% enrollment fee.
If you cancel your membership and then wish to rejoin, you pay a $15 reactivation fee to rejoin if it's been over 3-years since initially enrollment.
Stroller Strides members who transfer to us from another franchise outside will be charged a $15 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.
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 734.726.4075
Is my membership transferable to another franchise location?
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. If your franchise closes unexpectedly, we will honor your membership! All are welcome in our village!
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