I'm always looking for new, fun ways to stay active. Especially when I can be with my friends and family.

This may not be a new program, but it was new to me and I'm so glad I got the chance to try it out.

One of my close friends asked me earlier this week if I wanted to come to a Stroller Strides class. I literally had no idea what she was talking about and thought it had something to do with rollerblading. However, she informed me it was an outdoor workout circuit class that she does with her "mom" friends.

Me, not being a mom, was extremely confused. She told me that I didn't need to have a kid or a stroller (but she would let me borrow her stroller and kid if I wanted, more on that in a minute) and that it was a great workout.

So I said why not?!

I ventured out to meet the class at Stringham Park in Lagrange and met Marie who leads the class. In case you were wondering, all equipment was set up at a safe social distance at 6 feet apart.

Marie put us right to work with a little warm-up and stretch. Then the fun started. We did 5 rounds of running and agility drills.

Over quarantine, I've done rigorous at-home workouts and started running almost every day. Stroller Strides was 10x more of a workout than either of those activities. Not to mention, it's way more difficult to run while pushing a child in a stroller.

Yes, my friend did let me push the stroller a time or two. I'm sore. Kudos to all the ladies doing that every day!

If you're a mom and are having a hard time finding someone to watch your child so you can work out, why not bring them to your workout?

If you'd like more information on Stroller Strides check out Marie's Facebook page FIT4MOM LaGrangeville and find out when the next class is, plus your first class is free!

For those of you who aren't comfortable working out in socially distant groups, Marie also offers classes through Zoom.


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