This program really has meant a lot to me. I was admitted to the hospital when I was 30 weeks pregnant with the twins. I had a bone infection in the pubic joint (no idea how I got it), and I couldn’t walk. Literally had to use a walker to go the ten steps to the bathroom. So they kept me in the hospital on bedrest with IV antibiotics for 7 weeks until the babies were born. Then after they came, I developed excruciating sciatica, and as a result, again had mobility issues. (And diastasis recti.) On top of that, I hadn’t done much more than walk since last summer (per doctor orders) because I was carrying twins.
So to have experienced all of these crazy issues that significantly impacted my mobility, and to now be able to fully participate in Body Back and go on runs - without pain - in my mind is all because of the foundation I built through Stroller Strides. I can’t tell you how amazing it feels to finally feel strong and to feel like I can trust my body again. The nutrition piece has only enhanced that feeling, and has inspired to me to...more
Stroller Strides has been wonderful for my whole family. My oldest was a classic gym screamer. I was never able to get through a workout at a regular gym without being called by childcare to rescue my screaming baby. It was so stressful! I didn't find Stroller Strides until my second child was four months old, and it made such a difference for me. Being able to exercise regularly with my children happy and other moms to chat with makes my whole day brighter every day that I do it. I grew up never seeing my parents active or fit, and I was a heavy kid, so I hated gym class. It's been important to me not to repeat that for my own children. I used to joke when I first started Stroller Strides that was just like gym class, except I actually enjoyed myself. I love that they see Mommy make time for exercise. I love the friendships I have made. I got to a new level of fitness after my second baby working out with Strides, and my third pregnancy was my healthiest because I kept doing Strides (with lots of modifications!) Having babies and recovering postpartum, your body and mind go...more
I would like to thank you and all of the other ladies in the class for all of your support during pregnancy. My labor and delivery nurses all commented on how strong I was during labor and how mobile I was after even with the epidural. I sung the praises of fit4baby and fit4mom! Can't wait to see you back at stroller strides!more