Some of my earliest memories are mornings, when my mother and father would take turns coming home from a run. I am thankful that I grew up in a household where exercise was part of the daily routine and through MamaFit certainly hope I am helping other families instill the same values. Case in point: Sophia was doing squats even before she was walking.
Nowadays, jogging strollers are the norm and some moms have become so used to them that it almost feels "strange" jogging without one. But is there a correct way to use one? And how different of a workout is it?
Our newest member of the MamaFit By Laura team is Courtney Collins. Courtney is a Running Coach and Triathlete and she will be offering a Stroller Running class for a limited time.
"Running with a jogging stroller is more like a resistance workout than a gliding run," Courtney explains. "There are muscles in your arms, obliques, and back that are not engaged with running sans stroller."
For those of you who have run with a jogging stroller, you can understand what Courtney means. I remember the first time I took Sophia out in a jogger, I felt slower and that I couldn't run as far.
"For starters," Courtney explains. "Jogging while pushing a stroller can add between 15-30 pounds. In addition, you don't have the double-arm pump. Arms are either in a fixed position on the stroller or alternating."
The stroller running club will take place over 12 weeks, beginning with basics of running form and fundamentals and building up to running four miles. This is a progressive class although drop-ins are encouraged and modifications made.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am beginning September 16th
Where: Meet at The Great Lawn
For entire 12 week session $290
For those with Stroller Strides unlimited $230