Wilmington, NC (WECT)-Jody Springer started a program called Stroller Stride in Wilmington 15 years ago.His name was changed to Fit4mom But the mission is the same.
“As a mom, I think you can agree that when you’re at home with your new baby, it’s very isolated and lonely, and finding a way to connect with your mom can sometimes be challenging and a little scary. So our goal at Fit4mom is to welcome all mothers, regardless of age or stage, to connect with other women and other mothers and children and still have a place to spend time with them. To find out. “Jody Springer, owner Fit4mom.
From prenatal to stroller classes, there are nine different fitness and wellness programs. Stroller stride classes will be held at Long Reef Park. Leslie Williams, whose daughter Abigail was only eight weeks old, has now begun attending classes in a year and a half.
“You can come in and exercise obviously, but meet other moms who are doing the same thing you did before or at the same time, get advice, or share a little harbinger of what happened in the morning. You can. “Leslie Williams, Fit4mom participant.
Williams loves classes because both her and her daughter get a lot from experience. “We went crazy with new friends who led to other things, such as going to more kind music. There are a lot of kids of different ages and she can meet them. New kids She likes the baby when they come in. Come in, “Williams said.
In Long Reef Park classes, participants push strollers to different parts of the park before stopping and exercising. One routine takes place on the basketball court. Mom parks the stroller, waving to the children and running behind, or side-stepping to the other side of the court before returning to the children. During another training in class, the children choose animals for their mom to sing a fun nursery rhyme.
Williams really likes to sing with Abigail. She has a special song for stretching at the end, but that’s the best part because she’s old and she likes to sing along, “Williams said.
You can exercise at your own pace, if you need to accompany your child, if you have never exercised before and are worried about starting it, you You can do that. Everyone is welcome.
“We are here to support, encourage and empower each other. You can bring your coffee and your baby will spit on your shirt or socks. Don’t match. All of us are moms and getting it doesn’t seem to really matter, “Springer said. “We set an example for children that exercise is fun, which is what you can do outside with your friends.”
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