Stroller Mates is a stroller fitness workout program where you are able to workout WITH your child. It is such an awesome program because you not only get to spend time with your favorite workout buddy, but you are able to integrate learning opportunities into your exercise routine. When I had my first child, I was desperate to get back into shape after all of the changes that my body had been through. I tried to go to the gym, but since my son was nursing, and was ALWAYS with me, going to the gym was not an option. I say it was not an option, because I actually did try to workout at the gym, only to have the nursery workers page me after a few minutes because he was inconsolably crying. Of course I felt guilty for having put him through such torture, and thus ended my working out at a gym.
So then I began walking and running. Which is great, don’t get me wrong, but I still felt like I was missing something. I ran a half marathon when my son was about 9 months old, and it was awesome! However, I still had a few more pounds of babyweight left to lose! It wasn’t until I began a stroller fitness routine, that I was able to finally shed those stubborn last pounds. While I had the cardio that I needed, I was not incorporating strength training into my workouts. With the stroller fitness workouts, I was able to get a full workout while my son was right there with me, and was finally able to part with those famous last few pounds!