Interested in joining us for a class? We got you, mama. Here is everything you need to know.
Stroller Strides / Stroller Barre / Strides 360
What do I need to bring to class?
Plenty of water, towel or yoga mat/blanket, sunscreen (for outdoor classes), baby essentials including snacks and/or toys for your little one(s), comfortable walking/running shoes (both Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre are traveling classes), appropriate exercise attire, and any kind of stroller.
I just had a baby, when can I join Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre?
You can begin attending class after your medical clearance to begin exercising, typically after your six week postpartum appointment. See you at class or an event, 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/medical provider. FIT4MOM 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 any class, whether it is prenatal Fit4Baby or Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre. If pregnant, please speak with your physician before your first day. We look forward to spending time with you!
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 Fit4Baby/Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre class is always FREE! This allows you to see first hand if FIT4MOM is a good fit for you and your little one! Just come to class but if you sign up early by clicking below; you'll save time at class and the instructor will know to look for you at the location! Your first FREE class will be added to your account and we'll see you soon! Classes are by demand so please ask if you don't see a class time or location.
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 and LIKE our Facebook public page and Facebook closed group for members, and if you've enrolled for class online (Pike13 account) you'll get a notification an hour before class starts. Please check for updates.
Do I need to be a Runner to attend these classes?
Absolutely not! Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre is for moms of ALL fitness levels. We meet for a warm up, then power walk, jog, or run to each exercise station. You exercise at your own pace. The instructor offers levels and every body is different and we'll celebrate that. Welcome to FIT4MOM!
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! The kids get to play after class and will follow our schedule. The instructors can also assist mom with the little ones so they can have fun and be safe!
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 change, nurse or console your little one, please do so (remember, you are in good company). Kids will have good and also challenging moments and we understand that. The kiddos learn the new routine of "Mommy's hour" and learn a few things during our FIT4MOM workout too! Soon, kids will ask to go to class!
How old does my baby need to be to start classes?
Babies and kids can join you at Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre up to any age as long as they can still safely be buckled in the stroller. Older children (on school break, homeschooled, etc) that do not fit into a stroller are allowed to walk safely with us, and only if they stay near mom. For newborn infants, 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?
It's okay! Sometimes babies cry. You will be in a group full of moms with 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 babies and kids are learning and entertained.
What if I need to feed my baby during class?
We’ve got you, Mama! If you need to change, nurse, feed, or console your baby, please do so. Class stations are flexible and you can participate while taking care of your baby. Your FIT4MOM 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. We ask all stroller-age children to be safely in a stroller. Older children who do not fit into a stroller can be at class if they can walk safely near mom and do not get the other children out of their strollers. Safety first for all! Kids learn our schedule pretty quickly, listen to the instructor, and they have fun with their friends after class too!
Can I bring kids to Body Back?
No. This class is for women 18 and up without children present.
Can I do Body Back if I am pregnant?
No. This workout is not intended for prenatal exercise and we do not recommend following the meal plans during pregnancy. If you become pregnant during the course of your Body Back session, please notify your instructor. We offer FIT4BABY, Stroller Strides, and Stroller Barre as appropriate prenatal exercise programs.
What do I need to bring to class?
A yoga mat or towel for the abs portion and cool down. A resistance band (we will provide one for you on your first day of class), plenty of water, and a towel for your sweat. You WILL sweat!
What is the workout like?
Body Back is a high-intensity interval training class that is delivered in one of three ways: Rounds, Circuit or Traveling. We cycle through Cardio, Strength and Core for a full-body workout that provides a significant caloric afterburn for enhanced results. Every class has an intention and finishes with a relaxing meditation.
Do I need to be in great shape to participate in class?
No. We have all fitness levels in our classes! But, we will warn you ... these classes are designed to be tough! Our goal is to deliver a workout that will challenge any fitness level. It might not be easy, but we promise results by the end of your 8 week session if you put in the work!
What makes Body Back and the Fit4Mom Programs different from the gym?
Body Back is so much more than just another HIIT workout! We are a community of moms where you will find support, encouragement, camaraderie and lifelong friendships. Through education, we help you create a healthier home and more active lifestyle for your family. We believe you should be empowered and encouraged to push past your perceived limits and find inner strength while building physical strength. We strive to build you up and put you first to create your BEST YOU.
Do I need to Pre-Register or can I just show up?
For BODY BACK pre-register to ensure your spot in the class. Body Back sessions sell out quickly, so you want to hold your spot by registering early.
For BODY BACK Workout classes or drop-in classes, pre-register and we require a minimum number of clients to be enrolled in order to offer that class. If you cannot make it to class, you need to cancel with at least 24 hours notice or you will be charged for the class.
Can I bring kids to FIT4BABY?
This class is for women 18 and up without children present. Strollers with stroller-age siblings may be accommodated by request.
What do I need to bring to class?
A yoga mat or towel for the abs portion and cool down and plenty of water. We will provide a resistance band for your first day but you will have a FIT4MOM resistance tube for future classes. Please wear comfortable clothes and supportive athletic shoes.
What is the workout like?
The 60-minute workout includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility training. We end every class with a relaxing meditation.
Do I need to be in great shape to participate in class?
No. We have all fitness levels and all stages of pregnancy in our classes. All exercises are carefully selected to prepare your body for the many changes you will experience and follow the most up-to-date ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) guidelines.
What makes FIT4BABY and the FIT4MOM programs different from the gym?
FIT4BABY is a comprehensive program designed specifically for moms-to-be. You will find it’s so much more than just a workout! We are a community of moms where you will find support, encouragement, camaraderie and lifelong friendships.
Also, in addition to following the newest American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines (2018), FIT4MOM has a new ONLINE MamaWell 42-week prenatal plus postpartum guide to supplement your medical care. Get on the MamaWell waitlist at https://FIT4MOM.grsm.io/MarilynDevine. We're so excited for our new online MamaWell prenatal program to supplement any in-person classes, education and connections that you're already doing! Contact Marilyn Devine with any questions (219)682-8759.
What if I have not run since before I had my baby or if I have never run at all?
Our Run Club coaches will lead you to your first mile! Whether it is your first mile ever, or your first mile post-baby, Run Club is appropriate for all levels.
Can I bring my child with me to run club?
Run Club is stroller friendly, but if you'd like to come solo, that's ok too! Any child that joins you for Run Club should be safely secured in a stroller.
What should I bring to run club?
Running shoes (and proper insoles) and water are essential. Weather-related gear is helpful. A yoga mat or towel can be useful for the final stretch too.
If you are interested in Run Club, be added to our new Run Club List.
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 Village at FIT4MOM Northwest Indiana Events and Playgroups was created with this aspiration in mind. By becoming a member, you will build a tight community of moms to share advice, tips and most importantly, laughter. Support and connect with other moms through:
WEEKLY innovative & creative playgroups - fun for baby
MONTHLY entertaining Moms' Nights Out - this is your time
MONTHLY Mommy and Me play dates- get your kids involved in fun activities, park play, imaginative social play, crafts, special events, baby fairs, fun runs, meal trains, etc., for our members
"Moms with a Mission" activities to help better the communities where you live and play. Join us and make a difference.
****You do NOT have to be a member of FIT4MOM to attend a FIT4MOM Our Village Weekly Playgroup. All moms are welcome! We do use Our Village at FIT4MOM Northwest Indiana on meetup.com for RSVPs and for moms not on social media. You can try Our Village with a 2-week free trial OR annual membership is $25 on meetup OR meetup is FREE with FIT4MOM NWI classes. Join our playdates for free and we hope to see you at class too!
What if I cancel my FIT4MOM membership? What happens with Our Village?
You are still welcome to events and playgroups, but if you want to be part of Meetup/RSVPs and connecting with other moms on meetup (especially if you're not on Facebook); the $25 annual meetup fee will apply.
What does my Membership include?
Your membership includes classes at FIT4MOM Northwest Indiana locations. We also offer special incentives if you would like to combine our programs (Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre and Body Back) or (MamaWell and FIT4BABY) if you are interested. Membership also includes our closed Facebook group and Our Village weekly playgroups, monthly Moms’ Night Outs, etc. at https://www.meetup.com/FIT4MOM-Northwest-Indiana/ There are also discounts with FIT4MOM's national and local partners/sponsors and more!
Can I bring family or friends who are visiting to class with me?
Yes! Visitors are welcome to come to class FREE of charge! If you have an extended-stay guest who will participate longer than one week, we have a $15 per class charge. All visitors must sign our waiver in order to participate. We also offer FREE Friends and Family day events on most Saturdays and holidays. Just notify the instructor.
How do I place my membership on hold or cancel it?
** FIT4MOM NWI MEMBERSHIP cancellation requires 30 days notification of change in active status. All requests need to be received in writing 30 days before the next payment is due AND must be confirmed by Email from firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership Status Change paperwork can be picked up in person from a FIT4MOM Northwest Indiana location or Our Village event. Failure to give 30 days notice may result in a $50 cancellation charge.
**** Memberships can be placed ON HOLD for a maximum of 4 months with no charge. Please speak with Jane Wallace.
When can I place my membership on hold or cancel it?
Need to take a break or cancel? We're here to help- just contact the franchise owner. Holds can start any day of your billing cycle and can last up to 4 months and there are no refunds once payment has resumed. All cancellations need to be received in writing 30 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. Please email email@example.com at least 24 hrs prior to your return and notify your instructor at class.
What is the fee to place a membership on hold?
For all memberships: There is a no fee to place your membership on hold. Memberships can be placed on hold for up to 4 months.
Can I attend classes when my membership is on hold?
For Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre memberships: When your membership is on hold you can attend classes at the drop-in rate of $15 per class or have your membership hold lifted and resume membership.
What is the enrollment fee for a membership?
For Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre/Fit4Baby memberships:
There is a $50 enrollment/registration fee for all new monthly memberships. If you sign up for membership on the first day of class you pay a $25 enrollment fee.
If you cancel your membership and then wish to rejoin, you do not pay a reactivation fee to rejoin.
Stroller Strides members who transfer to us from another franchise outside will be charged a half the enrollment fee ($25).
For Body Back memberships:
There is a $25 enrollment fee for all new monthly memberships.
How do I update my credit card on file?
To update your credit card on file:
Log into your Pike13 online FIT4MOM account
Below your profile photo you will see a list of options
Click on "Payment Methods"
Update the information
Be sure to delete the old credit card on file
If your monthly dues payment fails and you do not respond to our emails to update your credit card info, your membership will be cancelled.
Who do I contact with questions about my membership?
We enjoy finding answers to your questions! Feel free to contact your local FIT4MOM small business owner or class instructor.
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.
*Prices & Policies are subject to change.