"I was already stir crazy from being cooped up in the house with a newborn ,,,"

Ashlee M

I first found Fit4Mom when I did a Google search for local mom's groups. It was January in Michigan and I was already stir crazy from being cooped up in the house with a newborn for the past 2 months of ugly winter weather. I tried out several A2 mom's groups, and while each had something unique and special to offer for moms and their littles, FIT4MOM Ann Arbor's Stroller Strides class ended up being the best fit for me. It offered me an excuse to get out of the house in the dead of winter with my baby (who, lets be honest, I was not ready to leave yet anyways) and do something healthy and productive. In addition to the workouts and the post-workout play time, Stroller Strides ended up being a super positive and supportive social outlet as well. I also really liked how the extremely positive and knowledgable trainers offered modifications for almost every exercise. Levels one through three. When I started going to SS I was just 3 months postpartum and mostly did the level one exercises, which allowed my body to gently build strength and focus on maintaining proper form. Then when I was ready I started doing more and more of the level two exercises. Before I knew it I was taking on level three exercises and actually liking it! No joke, I actually found myself enjoying push ups! Never thought I'd be able to say that!

Stroller Strides transformed my body and mind and helped me to have the strength that motherhood demands. I will never be able to thank this program enough for giving me the opportunity to share these experiences with my daughter. As our instructors often pointed out, "They are always watching and learning from our example." (Picture was status post a particularly exhilarating workout.)