When my best friend told me she was buying a Stroller Strides franchise, I thought it sounded like a pretty cool idea. Workout with your baby? Sweet. However, when I was picturing working out with my baby, I was picturing it as a mom and baby experience. Go, workout, keep baby occupied for an hour, and go home.
Little did I know, 2 years later, that this experience would be much more like group therapy for me. Much more like hanging out with best friends. Much more like imperative adult time. And finally, much more like just what I need to emotionally and mentally help me through my health problems.
Yes, Stroller Strides is an awesome workout. But it is so much more than that. I am a stay-at-home mom with a 2 year old, a husband away on business for months, and a chronic health problem. For me, Stroller Strides gives me the opportunity to have fun while my son gets some interaction with kids his own age. I love that I can go there and workout my hardest, so I wake up sore the next day. Or, on off days, I can go and take it easy with the personalized modified workouts Alison and Teresa offer. I love that I can go there with my son. Most of all, I love that I know 10 women who I feel like would support me with anything I ever needed.