Interested in joining us for a class? We got you, mama. Here is everything you need to know.
Are there any classes I can't bring my child to?
Yes. Body Back and FIT4BABY are designed for Mama only.
What safety precautions are you taking in light of COVID-19?
Safety is our top priority. We ask that clients and children do not attend class if a fever or any other symptom is present (refer to CDC for symptom list). All in-person classes will be held outside to allow for maximum distancing. While equipment is not necessary to attend class, we ask that all clients bring their own personal equipment. Shared equipment will not be provided. Finally, we ask that all Mamas respect each other during class and help us maintain a safe environment!
What do I need to bring to class?
Plenty of water, towel or yoga mat/blanket, sunscreen (for outdoor classes), exercise attire and comfortable walking/running shoes. If bringing baby/child, a stroller and essentials including snacks and/or toys for your little one(s).
I just had a baby, when can I join a class?
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. If pregnant, please speak with your physician before your first day.
Body Back is the only format not recommend during pregnancy. All others are modifiable, and FIT4BABY is especially designed for prenatal clients.
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 class is always FREE! 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! Our classes are for moms of ALL fitness levels. Our instructors provide move modifications throughout class, and 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 ischange, 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 (even Strides 360) up to any age as long as they can still safely be buckled in the stroller if under 5 or remain seated if older than 5. 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 move around during class, regardless of age.
What is FIT4MOM Our Village Events & Playgroups?
As moms, we understand that life is about finding balance while nurturing our minds, bodies and spirits. Our FIT4MOM Village Events and Playgroups were created with this aspiration in mind. By becoming a member, you will be part of a tight community of moms to share advice, tips and most importantly, laughter. Support and connect with other moms through:
Innovative & creative playgroups - fun for baby
Entertaining Moms' Nights Out - this is your time
Mommy and Me play dates- get your kids involved in fun activities, special events for showers, births, meal trains, etc., for our members, "Moms with a Mission" activities to help better the community where you live and play. Join us and make a difference.
****You do NOT have to be a member of FIT4MOM to join the FIT4MOM Our Village Playgroups. All moms are welcome! This is a FREE group!***
What does my Membership include?
Your membership includes classes at any of the FIT4MOM Central Bucks-North Penn locations, per the membership option you select. Membership also includes being a member in our closed Facebook group, playgroups, 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 $20 per class charge. All visitors must sign our waiver in order to participate.
How do I place my membership on hold or cancel it?
Email email@example.com to change the status of your membership. All requests need to be received in writing 5 business days before the next payment is due. Memberships will be placed on hold for the maximum of 4 months for reasons related to pregnancy, postpartum care and other qualified medical restrictions.
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 5 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. You need to email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hrs prior to your return. If you attend class without letting email@example.com know, you will automatically be charged the hold attendance rate with the credit card on file ($20).
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
Is my membership transferable to another franchise location?
No. 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. We encourage you to contact the franchisee where you are moving to and let them know you have a current FIT4MOM membership at another franchise.
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