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FAQs

Interested in joining us for a class? We got you, mama. Here is everything you need to know.

In- Person COVID Precautions

IMPORTANT Winter Season Class Enrollment Policy

IMPORTANT WINTER Class Enrollment!

Please enroll in class on our website or via Pike 13 app. It is best to enroll via Pike 13 app to recieve class updates and notifications! Be sure to check our website or Pike 13 for class schedule changes if you have not enrolled by 9pm the evening prior to class and plan to attend (just in case there are updates in scheduling)

During the Winter Season, we must have a minimum of 2 Moms enrolled in class by 9pm the evening before class. If we do not meet this minimum by 9pm, class will not take place. We will post in OUR Village private FB group by 9:15pm if we do not meet our minimum.

What happens if I am the only Mom enrolled by 9pm? A link to a FIT4MOM At-Home Workout Option will be sent to your email on file.

Personal Illness Screening

We encourage you to perform a temperature check of you and family members before you attend any classes. If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID, experience a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or a fever then we ask that you do your part and do not come to class. These screening questions have been taken from the Alabama Public Health guidelines for Athletic Facilities. It’s of the utmost importance to be considerate of others and avoid anything that would put anyone at risk.

Equipment

No shared equipment. Mamas will be required to bring their own resistance band to class. If you do not have a resistance band you can purchase one and collect it from your instructor at your next class. Email birmingham@fit4mom.com for purchasing.

Social Distancing

We will be enforcing a 6ft minimum spacing rule between all mamas (and children) in classes. There will be no person-to-person contact. All children must remain buckled in the stroller or in a baby carrier. Big kids can walk next to mom but must remain next to mom at ALL times. Big kids are defined as children who graduated Kindergarten this year (or previous to this year).

Inclement Weather

Weekday Stroller Strides & Strides 360

Whenever possible, our in-person classes will take place outdoors. If we experience inclement weather (strong winds, wet or rainy conditions or temperature below or feel below 40 degrees) our classes will transition indoors at the Homewood Rec Center during the Winter months. . You must be enrolled for the class to receive a notification regarding a change to the circumstances of class. You can enroll via our website or app.

Weekend Strides 360 classes will still be offered outdoors and under a pavilion for all of those who are comfortable with cooler weather conditions.

Indoor Classes

  • All our indoor classes will be following the guidelines set out by Alabama Public Health for Athletic Facilities.
  • Classes will maintain a minimum at least 10ft distance between families
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided for hand sanitization as you arrive/depart
  • You must wear a mask as you arrive/depart from class
  • Masks during the workout are optional
  • For safety, we will limit indoor classes to 5 max participants. There will be a waiting list if we have reached our max if you are not able to enroll.

Stroller Strides / Strides 360

What do I need to bring to class?

Plenty of water, towel or yoga mat/blanket, sunscreen (for outdoor classes), baby essentials including snacks and/or toys for your little one(s), comfortable walking/running shoes (both Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre are traveling classes), appropriate exercise attire, and any kind of stroller.

I just had a baby, when can I join Stroller Strides/Strides 360?

You can begin attending class with your doctor's clearance to begin exercising, typically after your six week postpartum appointment. See you there, Mama!

Can I attend classes if I am pregnant?

Absolutely! We encourage expectant moms to continue to exercise throughout their pregnancies as long as everything has been approved by their physician. Instructors are qualified to lead our professionally designed pre/postnatal fitness programs that follow the latest American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines. We can modify any exercise that poses a challenge as you progress through your pregnancy. FIT4MOM® recommends you obtain your doctor’s approval prior to beginning Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre. If pregnant, please speak with your physician before your first day.

Exercise during pregnancy has proven beneficial and helps improve or increase the following:

  • Cardiovascular fitness

  • Muscular strength/endurance

  • Energy levels

  • Higher fatigue threshold

  • Posture and biomechanics

  • Circulation

  • Self-esteem, sense of well-being

  • Recovery time

Can I try a class before I join?

Your first Stroller Strides class is always FREE! This allows you to see first hand if Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre is a good fit for you and your little one! If you sign up here and create a profile, your first FREE class is automatically gifted to your account and you can come try us out!

How will I know if the class location has changed due to weather?

In case of inclement weather, outdoor class locations may change. Follow us on Facebook and check for updates an hour before class starts. We also send notifications to our client list via email if we have enough advance notice.

Do I need to be a Runner to attend these classes?

Absolutely not! Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre is for moms of ALL fitness levels. We meet for a warm up, then power walk, jog, or run to each exercise station. You exercise at the pace you feel most comfortable.

At what age can my baby be in a jogger?

As a general guideline, when your baby can hold his/her head up, he/she can ride in a jogger. But, we suggest that you follow your own stroller manufacturer’s guidelines. You can use a head roll and bolster to make your baby even more secure. With shock absorbers and recline features, the age can be quite young.

Do I need a jogging stroller for the workout?

Jogging strollers are not required. As long as the stroller is sturdy, not prone to tipping and all children can be safely strapped into their seats for the duration of class, it will work just fine!

My Baby doesn't like being in the stroller for too long, how will I get a good workout?

Babies are priority, so don't worry if your baby becomes fussy during class! Our classes are designed to keep the kids moving and engaged by incorporating songs and various props to keep them entertained. With that said, if you need to change, nurse or console your baby, please do so (remember, you are in good company). Kids will have good and bad days and we understand that. The kiddos learn the new routine of "Mommy's hour" and learn a few things during our workout too!

How old does my baby need to be to start classes?

Babies and kids can join you at Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre up to any age as long as they can still safely be buckled in the stroller. We recommend waiting until you have medical clearance from your physician (normally this is 6-8 weeks postpartum). Always obtain your doctor's permission before starting this or any other kind of exercise program.

What do I do if my baby gets fussy during class?

That's okay! Sometimes babies cry. You will be in a group full of moms with their kids - we've all been there and we all get it. You're always able to do what you need to do to take care of your little one and, of course, we try to keep things moving so that the kids are happy and entertained.

What if I need to feed my baby during class?

We’ve got you, Mama! If you need to change, nurse or console your baby, please do so. Your instructor will make sure to provide you with comfort and discretion during class.

Can my older children walk along or ride their bike during class?

Safety is our first priority, so we do not allow kids to be out of the stroller during class, regardless of age.

Our Village

What is FIT4MOM Our Village Events & Playgroups?

As moms, we understand that life is about finding balance while nurturing our minds, bodies and spirits. Our FIT4MOM Our Village Events and Playgroups was created with this aspiration in mind. By becoming a member, you will build a tight community of moms to share advice, tips and most importantly, laughter. Support and connect with other moms through:

  • WEEKLY innovative & creative playgroups - fun for baby

  • MONTHLY entertaining Moms' Nights Out - this is your time

  • MONTHLY Mommy and Me play dates- get your kids involved in fun activities, special events for showers, births, meal trains, etc., for our members, "Moms with a Mission" activities to help better the community where you live and play. Join us and make a difference.

  • ****You do NOT have to be a member of FIT4MOM to join the FIT4MOM Our Village Weekly Playgroup. All moms are welcome! This is a FREE group!

Our Membership

What does my Membership include?

Your membership includes unlimited classes at any of the FIT4MOM Birmingham locations. Membership also includes being a member in our closed Facebook group, weekly playgroups, monthly Moms’ Night Outs and more!

Can I bring family or friends who are visiting to class with me?

Visitors are welcome to come to class FREE of charge! If you have an extended-stay guest who will participate longer than one week, they will be subject to a $15 per class charge. All visitors must sign our waiver in order to participate.

How do I place my membership on hold or cancel it?

Email birmingham@fit4mom.com to change the status of your membership. All requests need to be received in writing at least 10 business days before the next payment is due. Memberships will be placed on hold for the maximum of 3 months.

When can I place my membership on hold or cancel it?

Holds can start any day of your billing cycle. Our system auto-prorates your membership upon release of your hold. There are no refunds on dues once payment has been paid. To avoid payment, all requests need to be received in writing 10 business days before the next payment is due.

How do I change my return date on my hold?

You can return from your hold on any day of the month. You need to email birmingham@fit4mom.com at least 24 hrs prior to your return. If you attend class without letting birmingham@fit4mom.com know, you will automatically be charged the hold attendance rate with the credit card on file.

  • $15 for Stroller Strides

What is the fee to place a membership on hold?

For all memberships: There is a $20 fee to place your membership on hold. Memberships can be placed on hold for up to 3 months.

Can I attend classes when my membership is on hold?

For Stroller Strides memberships: When your membership is on hold you can attend classes at the drop-in rate of $15/class.

What is the enrollment fee for a membership?

For Stroller Strides memberships:

  • There is a one time $25 sign up fee for all new clients.

  • The sign up fee includes a registration bag. Registration bag contains a resistance tube, mini bands and goodies from FIT4MOM Birmingham & our preferred providers.

How do I update my credit card on file?

To update your credit card on file:

  • Log into your Pike13 account

  • Below your profile photo you will see a list of options

  • Click on "Payment Methods"

  • Update the information

  • Click “Save”

  • Be sure to delete the old credit card on file

If your monthly dues payment fails and you do not respond to our emails to update your credit card info, your membership will be cancelled.

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Who do I contact with questions about my membership?

If you ever have any questions on your membership, you can email birmingham@fit4mom.com or call us at 205-386-0610.

Is my membership transferable to another franchise location?

No. Memberships are only valid for the franchise where they were purchased. If you move to an area outside of our franchise, you will need to cancel your current membership and sign up for a membership at the new franchise. We encourage you to contact the franchisee where you are moving to and let them know you have a current FIT4MOM membership at another franchise.

*Prices & Policies are subject to change.