Commit to be Fit with your stroller
PORTLAND, Ore. -- It's a piece of baby gear every mom has: a stroller. And a huge group of Portland moms are using them to learn a new kind of exercise routine that the kids can enjoy too.
We went to check out a class called "Stroller Strides." About 60 moms showed up at Bethany Village, with stroller and child, to try the free class.
Some rocked the double stroller.
Others carried the kids the old fashioned way.
"We are about moms and empowerment and community," instructor Megan Caldwell told the moms, who line up behind their strollers. "We're nice and tight shoulders are pulled back. Squeeze the shoulder blades."
You take the class at your own pace. It's about more than getting the steps right - it's just about exercise and fun.
"You know if you're having a bad day and you just need to get out of the house, you know you're gonna go find other moms that understand and can commiserate with you and their kids are the same age," said instructor Lindsey Snodgrass.
"You can come to class late, or if baby needs to be changed, or needs to eat, everyone just understands," added participant Sarah Truax.
Truax has been taking the class for two months now. Part of the class really is pushing the stroller - you can power walk or jog - but you also get to entertain the kids.
"Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!" sings the group to the kids.
There is definitely no "stroll" in the Stroller Strides class. We've posted some of these exercises on our "KATU Commit 2 be Fit" Facebook page so you can give them a try at home.