Stroller Strides®

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STROLLER STRIDES

Stroller Strides® was the nation's first stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Our 60-minute, total body workout incorporates power walking or jogging, strength, toning, songs and activities. Nationally certified fitness instructors offer a variety of fun class formats both indoors and outdoors. Certified fitness instructors offer a variety of fun class formats both indoors and outdoors. We organize playdates, moms' nights out, and activities for the whole family. Fitness for mom, fun for baby! Classes are offered Monday through Saturday mornings at various locations in SW Portland. Your first class is always FREE!

Stroller Strides Frequently Asked Questions

Why Stroller Strides over the other programs out there? »

Stroller Strides is the original stroller based fitness program and there's a reason we're the largest in the nation. With over 15 years of experience we know how to cater to moms in all phases of life.

With Stroller Strides, you can attend several different locations, you're not committed to (and potentially bored by) one park or gym. We offer classes all over SW Portland and the surrounding areas.

We also do not require any contracts, we know life gets crazy sometimes so our membership is always month-to-month with options to pause for vacations, births, etc.

Our certified instructors are always moms too, we understand what your bodies are going through and give lots of options for all levels of fitness. Possibly even more important, we know that you're happy if your little ones are happy so we weave songs, tickles and more fun into classes.

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When and Where are classes held? »

Classes are at held at a variety of outdoor locations during Portland's beautiful spring & summer months! We transition to indoor location typically for classes November through March.

Link to our calendar for a monthly look at our schedule.

For more detailed information about our locations, please click HERE.

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What should I bring for my first class? »

  • Your child :)
  • Plenty of water
  • Sunblock/shade for you and baby if we are outdoors.
  • Anything baby will need (diapers, bottles, nursing cover, clothes, snacks, toys, etc)
  • Anything you may need (nursing pads, wallet, hat/sunglasses, etc).
  • A mat/towel/blanket for floor exercises
  • Resistance band (included with membership packages)
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What type of exercises do you do? Is Stroller Strides just a walking group? »

No! Stroller Strides is a total body workout designed for all fitness levels. Designed specifically for moms, each class includes a warm-up, intervals of walking or running, and stations that include strength and conditioning using resistance bands, body weight exercises and the environment. We are a unique mama-baby fitness program in that we also entertain the kids with songs, games and movement while exercising! We finish each class with a cool down, additional core work and stretching.

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How old does my baby have to be to attend class? »

We are more concerned with YOU and if you've been cleared by your doctor to return to exercise. Most doctors will clear women between 6 and 8 weeks after giving birth. One you're cleared, you can start whenever you are ready! Always consult a doctor before returning to exercise.

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What type of stroller do I need for class? »

Any stroller that isn't prone to tipping. We've had moms use everything from a snap-n-go to a BOB Revolution and everything in the middle.

We generally recommend that you stay away from umbrella strollers, but you DO NOT need a jogger or expensive stroller!

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Do you cancel class if it rains or for bad weather? »

Typically classes are held at our outdoor locations from mid-April though October, and at our indoor venues November through mid-April. Most of our outdoor parks have adequate coverage for rainy days and we will not cancel class due to rain.

We will need to cancel class during the winter months if our indoor venues are closed due to severe weather. For indoor classes, we typically follow the school district recommendations for where the class is being held. Any last minute changes and cancellation are communicated on our Facebook Page.

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I am worried that my child will be fussy or won't stay in the stroller. What should I do? »

Our classes are the safest places to be if something is bothering your baby. We are all moms and have dealt with fussy babies and cranky children at some point in class! Your child will most likely not be the loudest or noisiest in class that day. ;)

Some of the "veteran" moms have great tips/tricks for babies at all ages. One popular suggestion is to bring a front carrier with you to class for younger babies. Children under the age of five must stay in the stroller for the duration of class. For toddlers and older children we recommend bringing some toys, snacks or other items to keep them entertained. Our instructors are great at offering modifications for all exercises while carrying your baby, as well as providing exercises, songs and activities to include the children.

Stroller Strides is one of the few places you can bring your child to workout, so our first priority is the happiness of your baby. Feel free to tend to your baby first; nurse/feed your baby at any station if needed, change a diaper if necessary, administer snacks. We stop every few minutes...

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FIT4MOM SW Portland-Nikki Reynolds

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