FAQs

How do I start?

Join us for a complimentary class! Select a date that works for you and you can "enroll" for that class online.

How much does it cost?

We offer a variety of pricing options to suit your needs. Learn more about the pricing options here. We do not give refunds or credits.

How long are the workouts?

The workouts are 1-hour. The class is set up with a 10-minute warm up followed by 40 minutes of cardio and strength training and 10 minutes of core work, abs and stretching.

Do I need a jogger stroller?

No, you do not have to have a jogger. Just about any stroller will do, so long as it's not prone to tipping and your baby can be safely buckled in. Stroller Strides fitness strollers are available at stores nationwide and online through BOB.

How old does my baby have to be?

We recommend waiting until you have medical clearance from your physician (normally this is 6 weeks postpartum). Babies can take classes up to any age so long as they still enjoy a ride in the stroller and can be safely buckled in. Always get your doctor's permission before starting this or any other kind of exercise program.

Is my child allowed to be out of the stroller during class?

While we know it's sometimes tempting to let your little one out during class, we are urging you to be mindful of FIT4MOM's nation-wide policy of keeping children safely secured in the stroller for the duration of class. It is very likely that a child could be injured by a snapping exercise tube or a stroller, especially if mom is distracted by the exercise she is performing.

The next time your baby is fussy in class, know that we have all been there! If you feel it's best to take them out of the stroller and hold/rock, we understand completely and would be happy to make modifications for you. If you have to stop and feed your baby, you can always catch up to us at the next station.

For your child's safety and your peace of mind, please adhere to our policy and assure your child that she/he can get out after our final and most important stretch of the day – a smile. That’s when we let the children run and play, after the tubes have been put away and mom can focus her attention on her child. It only takes one child out of the stroller to set off a chorus of screams from the other children. If you feel you do have to let your child out, please excuse yourself from class for the day and try again the next class.

Here are some tips for keeping a happy Stroller Strides class:

  • Bring a "special" toy that your child only gets during class
  • Bring plenty of snacks
  • Designate "stroller only" toys
  • Tickles & kisses
  • Turn stroller away from mommy
  • Park next to new friends
  • Swap strollers with another mom
  • Get to class a few minutes early for some run around or play at the playground time

Here are some age specific ways to help:

Ages 1 and under: Provide a "lovey" or favorite teething toy, cover the stroller with a blanket to shield some light and noise (especially at nap time), sometimes these things can be overwhelming to an infant. After 10 months: start to use a snack tray with something to eat. Be careful with your selection of snack as some may become choking hazards.

Ages 1-2: Get to class early for some run around or play at the playground time. Use interactive toys such as phones, books that make sound, nursery rhyme toys, and drawing toys during class. If a toddler just won't cooperate, do not get frustrated, because they will pick up on that. Try to speak quietly to calm them down.

Ages 2-3: Get to class early for some run around or play at the playground time. Let them help pick songs either in the car on the way to class or on the fly at class. Try coloring books with mess free markers, sticker books, and finger puppets.

Ages 3+: In addition to the above suggestions, let your child be a STAR!! Children in this age group love to be the “Big Kid”. Enlist their help in entertaining the smaller children with props you can bring from home, or borrow from your instructor. Puppets, bubble guns, books, show and tell – use your imagination. Allow your child to gather items from your home in a special bag to show the other children. If they will be passed around, make sure they are safe for smaller children, and not favorites that could become broken.

All kids like to test boundaries, and if you let them out once, they will forever be testing you to see if you will do it again. Be consistent and they will know you mean business! As always, we will do our best throughout class to ensure your child is happy and having a good time through songs, bubbles, puppets, books, pushing your stroller, etc. We appreciate your help in following the Stroller Safety rules and look forward to continue providing you with a great workout and fun environment for your children.

What do I need for class?

Just you, your baby and a stroller! We also suggest athletic shoes, a towel or yoga mat and plenty of water.

What if the weather is bad?

We will only cancel classes in extreme weather conditions. On rainy days, we will meet at the Farmers Market in Central Park. All weather announcements will be made on the homepage and on Facebook by 8:35am the morning of should there be a change in location or a cancellation. No announcement by 8:35am? Meet at Community Park.

Can I attend Stroller Strides while pregnant with my first child?

Absolutely! Stroller Strides is for you too. Our instructors are certified in Fit4Baby and are trained to offer modifications for all stages of pregnancy.

Can I attend Stroller Strides even if my kids are in school/daycare on that day?

Yes! Many moms come with or without their child(ren) depending on the day.

Is FIT4MOM closed on certain holidays?

Yes. FIT4MOM Davis observes the following national holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Eve

Can I put my membership on hold?

Yes. You may put your membership on hold 1x/year for up to four months at no charge. Should a member need to cancel her membership and then decide to sign up again, there is a $20 fee.

Are there referral incentives?

Yes! We need your help in growing Our Village of moms and word of mouth is the best way! Invite a friend to Stroller Strides - her first class is always free. If she joins, you get $5 knocked off your membership FOREVER! Get a second referral? That's $5 more! And so on and so forth. For class pass holders, earn a $5 Starbucks gift card for every referral made!

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