STROLLER BOOT CAMP CLASS CANCELLED 08/15 DUE TO FORECASTED THUNDERSTORMS.
Also, please note the last stroller boot camp class will be held Thurs. Aug. 25. There will be no Mon. (Aug. 22) or Wed. (Aug. 24) class held the last week of camp.
Stroller Boot Camp in Portland, Maine
The Stroller Division of Maine Boot Camp is an outdoor stroller-based fitness program designed to offer parents a challenging workout while spending time with their baby/child! Classes are packed with strength training activities and cardio drills designed to help you reach your fitness goals. Whether you want to shed the extra pounds from pregnancy, improve your endurance to run after your toddler, get toned, or just feel more energetic, this is the program for you! All classes are designed to accommodate beginner to advanced fitness participants. Stroller Boot Camp is a tough workout, not a walk in the park, but please bring your baby along for the ride!!
What You Need To Know
What To Bring: Water bottle, mat or towel, stroller (preferably jogging stroller but not mandatory), sun block & hat, rain shield, blanket, snacks, toys.
Age of Baby: Your baby should be a minimum of 6 weeks old before participating in Stroller Boot Camp. Once they turn 6 weeks, parents should ensure that the infants have adequate neck support, which is most often times provided by a stroller which utilized the infant's car seat or in a fully-reclined stroller. If your stroller does not fully recline, then additional infant neck supports should be utilized.
Jogging Stroller: It is Stroller Boot Camp's recommendation for all participants to utilize a 3 wheel jogging stroller with 16” or 20” rear wheels for all classes, once your baby is old enough for this type of stroller (please consult your physician to determine the correct age for your baby). Stroller Boot Camp also recommends using strollers with fixed front wheels opposed to joggers with a front swivel wheel for added safety.
How to Get Started: Classes are run on a drop in basis in order to allow parents maximum flexibility because we know all too well how hectic life can be with little ones. All you need to do is complete the online registration form and then choose your payment method. 4 and 8 session class cards may be purchased online through our site or directly from your instructor at class. Participants are also welcome to pay per class as well. Class cards are valid for the duration of the Stroller Division Season (i.e. 2011 Summer) and may be transferred within a household (i.e. from Mom to Dad). If more than one person wishes to participate in the class from the same family or household a discounted drop-in rate of $5 per additional adult will be applied.
Where to Meet: All classes meet at the East End Beach in Portland. To access the lower parking lot turn onto Cutter Street off of the Eastern Promenade.
Post Partum Policy: All participants must be at least 6 weeks post partum (8 weeks for c-section deliveries) and must have the approval of their physician to participate in Stroller Boot Camp. All participants must also complete the medical questionnaire form prior to participating in the program.
Weather Policy: Maine Boot Camp - Stroller Division classes may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather only if there are heavy winds or heavy rain. Your instructor will make the decision to cancel class, typically no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. In order to find out if a class is cancelled please call: 207-992-6161. No refunds will be given for cancelled classes, however, classes may be made-up throughout the session.
** Classes will be held in light wind and rain, so please bring a stroller rain shield and dress yourself and your baby/child in layers for all classes.
Still have more questions? View the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).