I didn't know what to expect when my daughter and I arrived for our very first stroller strides workout. Honestly, I thought we'd prance around behind our strollers for an hour and then scatter back to our homes. I am grateful every single day that I was so wrong!
First of all, it's a real workout. The instructors never dumb it down, but they meet you where you are at and when your body is ready, they challenge to do more. I can still remember falling out of side plank after about 5 seconds, but finding inspiration from the mom next to me who was side planking and twisting with ease. If she could do it, some day I might be able to do it too! After class, most moms and kids stayed in the park to play and socialize. We had just moved to Long Beach and pregnancy/the newborn blur made it really hard to meet people. FIT4MOM helped me build a community of friends for myself and my daughter. In addition to the classes, FIT4MOM Long Beach plans great outings with and without the little ones. Field trips, Mom's Night In, and Mom's Night Out helped me get to know other new moms and...more
Woohoo! I finished my first round with FIT4MOM Long Beach Body Back and loved it! After having Claire I had an up and down time emotionally with the changes that happened to my body. I'm thankful for all the fitness programs I have tried because even though I'm not back to the weight I was before I had my daughter, THAT'S OK! I am feeling better about it just being a number and that this is not just about what I look like but about being healthy and teaching her to love her strong body and all that it can do.
Start date 7/21 • End date 9/4
133.3 pounds • 131.4 pounds
Mile time: Started at 9.55 • ended at 8.56
Plank time: Started at 3.59 • Ended at 5.05
1 minute of Bicep curls: Started at 30 • Ended at 55
1 minute of Sit ups: Started at 45 • Ended at 55
1 minute of Push ups: Started at 21 • Ended at 30
1 minute of Squats: Started at 43 • Ended at 54
I improved on everything and am so proud of myself. I'm and thankful to Stacy and the other moms for pushing me. If I can move this much before 7am, it's a good day.more
I was looking for a place that I could get a good workout, hopefully lose all of my pregnancy weight (65 lbs!), learn some things along the way being a first time mom, and connect with others that were on the same path.
FIT4MOM gave me ALL of that!!!! I lost my 65 lbs in some really fun and truly excellent and challenging workouts with fantastic instructors and beautiful views of Long Beach! There are weekly activities and crafts for the little ones. We sing songs to our babies while continuing to workout.
I joined two Get Fit Challenges that were fun and challenging and helped me be accountable towards being a healthier me. Although the Get Fit Challenge was a competition against other the moms, I still felt like I was on the same team with them; cheering each other on and getting great ideas for recipes as well as getting challenged to do more physical activity than what I was already doing. I was going full force with it all and enjoying the ride at FIT4MOM! I joined Body Back for one session as a cherry on top for more weight loss and muscle gain.