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FAQs

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

Stroller Strides / Stroller Barre

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, appropriate exercise attire, and any kind of stroller. Don't have kiddos at home? Come without them, no stroller necessary.

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

You can begin attending class with your doctor/midwife's clearance to begin exercising, typically after your six weeks 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 exercise activity. 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 class is always FREE! This allows you to see first hand if it's 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. Pre-enrollment for any class allows us to email you directly if plans change. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram as well for updates. We strive to let you know at least 2 hours in advance.

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. Children under 5 years old need to remain safety buckled into the stroller or in a supportive carrier on you. Children over 5 may stay out of the stroller and in a designated spot (i.e. your yoga mat). For safety of the children and our moms we don't allow these children to workout with you.

Body Boost

Can I bring kids to Body Boost?

This class is designed for YOU. This class is for women 18 and up without children present.

Can I do Body Boost if I am pregnant?

Yes! This is a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout. Our instructors are trained in pre and postnatal exercises and have you covered! Always check with your doctor before starting a workout.

What do I need to bring to class?

Plenty of water, towel or yoga mat/blanket, sunscreen (for outdoor classes), athletic shoes and appropriate exercise attire. Optional resistance bands or weights.

What is the workout like?

Body Boost is a high-intensity interval training class that is delivered in one of three ways: Rounds, Circuit or Traveling. We cycle through Cardio, Strength and Core for a full-body workout that provides a significant caloric afterburn for enhanced results. We end class with cardio Tabata to leave you feeling energized. Every class has an intention and finishes with a relaxing meditation.

Do I need to be in great shape to participate in class?

No. We have all fitness levels in our classes! Our goal is to deliver a workout that will challenge any fitness level. It might not be easy, but we promise you'll feel stronger and more confident through every class!

What makes Body Boost/Body Well and the FIT4MOM Programs different from the gym?

Body Boost is so much more than just another HIIT workout! We are a community of moms where you will find support, encouragement, camaraderie and lifelong friendships. Through our Body Well program we provide education, we help you create a healthy home and more active lifestyle for your family. We believe you should be empowered and encouraged to push past your perceived limits and find inner strength while building physical strength. We strive to build you up and put you first to create your BEST YOU.

Do I need to Pre-Register or can I just show up?

For our 8 week and 6 week Body Well sessions, pre-register to ensure your spot in the class. Body Well sessions sell out quickly, so you want to hold your spot by registering early.

For Body Boost workout classes or drop-in classes, pre-register so your instructor knows to expect you and can contact you if there are any changes to the class. If you cannot make it to class, you need to cancel with at least 2 hours notice or you will be charged for the class.

FIT4BABY

Can I bring kids to FIT4BABY?

This class is designed for you and your connection to your baby. This class is for women 18 and up without children present.

What do I need to bring to class?

A yoga mat or towel, water, athletic attire and shoes and optional resistance band/light weights.

What is the workout like?

Our FIT4BABY workout includes cardio endurance, strength conditioning, balance, breath work, posture and flexibility training. We end every class with a relaxing meditation to connect you to your baby.

Do I need to be in great shape to participate in class?

No. We have all fitness levels and all stages of pregnancy in our classes. All exercises are carefully selected to prepare your body for the many changes you will experience and follow the most up-to-date ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) guidelines.

What makes FIT4BABY and the FIT4MOM programs different from the gym?

FIT4BABY is a comprehensive program designed specifically for moms-to-be. You will find it’s so much more than just a workout! We are a community of moms where you will find support, encouragement, camaraderie and lifelong friendships.

Run Club

What if I have not run since before I had my baby or if I have never run at all?

Our Run Club coaches will lead you to your first mile! Whether it is your first mile ever, or your first mile post-baby, Run Club is appropriate for all levels and drop ins are welcome!

Can I bring my child with me to run club?

Most of our runs are stroller friendly! Any child that joins you for Run Club should be safely secured in a stroller.

What should I bring to run club?

Running shoes and water are essential.

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. You don't have to be a FIT4MOM West Seattle member to join in our free weekly playgroups and monthly Mom's Night Out. 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!

What if I need to cancel my membership?

A 30-day notice is required to cancel your membership. A copy of the policies can be found on the website. Email Meghan at MeghanTavelli@fit4mom.com for any questions.

Our Membership

What does my Membership include?

Your membership includes unlimited classes at any of the FIT4MOM West Seattle locations plus a resistance band.

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 $10 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 meghantavelli@fit4mom.com to change the status of your membership. All requests need to be received in writing 30 business days before the next payment is due.

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 30 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 westseattle@fit4mom.com.

What is the fee to place a membership on hold?

There is no charge for holds.

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 $xx/class.

For Body Back memberships: When your membership is on hold you can attend classes at the drop-in rate of $xx/class. Your credit card on file will be charged automatically.

What is the enrollment fee for a membership?

For Stroller Strides and Body Back memberships:

There is a $60 enrollment fee for all new monthly memberships. If you sign up for membership on the first day of class you pay a $40 enrollment fee. This fee covers admin work and resistance band.

If you cancel your membership and then wish to rejoin, you pay a $0 reactivation fee to rejoin.

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 Meghan at meghantavelli@fit4mom.com.

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. *Non transferable, non refundable after 30 days.