FAQ

Stroller Strides

How do I start?

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

What do I need for class?

We suggest athletic shoes, a towel or mat for our ground exercises and plenty of water. For outdoor classes, please bring a hat and/or sunblock. For Stroller Strides, you just need you, your baby and the stroller. Just about any stroller will do, so long as it's not prone to tipping and your baby can be safely buckled in. You do not have to have a jogger. Stroller Strides fitness strollers are available at stores nationwide and online.

What if the weather is bad?

An instructor will be at class RAIN or SHINE. A decision will be made at the beginning of class if the weather is too severe to conduct class. Reasons for cancelling class are EXTREME rain (we can handle a few sprinkles), Lightning, and if there is smoke in the air due to a nearby wildfire. Please "LIKE" us on Facebook so you can stay up to date on any inclement weather situations and class changes.

What do I do if my baby gets fussy during class?

Our first priority is the happiness of your baby. Tend to your baby first. We stop every few minutes for strength training, so you can always catch up with us if you get behind. Our instructors will do their very best to make the class enjoyable for both you and your baby!

How old does my baby have to be?

We recommend waiting until your baby is at least 6 weeks of age to begin class. They 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.

How long are the workouts?

The workouts are 1-hour unless otherwise noted. The class is set up with a 5-minute warm up followed by a 45-minute power walk or jog with intervals of strength training with the stroller. The last 10 minutes is for abs and stretching.

Fit4Baby

Can I workout during my pregnancy?

Pregnancy is the perfect time to commit to you and your baby's health. Exercise is an important component to your pregnant well being, as well as your strength as a new mom. Our program is designed to use the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Guidelines for Exercise During Pregnancy so we advise you to take a look at them and share them with your healthcare provider.

Please click here to view a copy of the guidelines, and be sure to print one out so you can have an educated discussion with your care provider.

Can I begin or continue to workout during my pregnancy?

Provided that you have nothing that would preclude you from exercising, it IS safe to begin a workout regime while pregnant provided with your doctor's/midwife's approval, and you EASE in!

Our Fit4Baby program is the perfect place to start as we can help adapt your workout for each stage of pregnancy.

What can I expect during a Fit4Baby class and how long are the workouts?

All classes are conducted the same time as Stroller Strides classes and at the same locations. The workouts are 1-hour unless otherwise noted. The class is set up with a 5-minute warm up followed by a 45-minute power walk or jog with intervals of strength training with the stroller. The last 10 minutes is for abs and stretching.

How is Fit4Baby different from prenatal yoga/pilates?

Unlike prenatal yoga and pilates we incorporate a cardio component as well as use resistance, strength and body weight training to help prepare you for delivery.

Our goal is that you will have all the elements needed to have a successful birth - muscles to help you in labor, cardiovascular endurance to help you during active labor, and muscles to help you function after your delivery.

What should I bring to class?

Be sure to wear comfortable athletic shoes (keep in mind shoe sizes may change throughout pregnancy) and workout clothing. You may use a towel or yoga mat for floor exercises and don't forget to bring your water to keep you properly hydrated!

Can I bring my older child(ren) to a Fit4Baby class?

YES! Since we conduct Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby classes at the same time, you are absolutely welcome to being older children, as long as they are safely seated and buckled into their stroller.

Our Village Playgroup

Are there any fees to join the Our Village Playgroup?

No, we are proud to offer this incredible program free to our community.

Where do you offer Our Village activities?

Our Village Playgroup offers weekly activities on Mondays, immediately following our Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby classes at the Camarillo Ranch House. We begin all playgroups at approximately 10:30am.

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