Safe Child Stroller Policy for Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre
Our goal is to help keep your child safe while you get to workout.
Stroller Policy: Children who attend Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre are expected to stay in strollers throughout class for the safety of everyone in attendance. Please do not remove your child from the stroller until our final core/cool down station and the instructor informs you ALL fast-moving exercises are complete. Feel free to leave your child in the stroller until after our "our smile" if your child is content! With that said, if your child needs a break before the final station:
*Infants: When a baby gets fussy and needs to be tended to (rocked, fed, changed, etc), please do so at any time, as long as it’s out of the way of fast-moving mamas and resistance bands. You can always catch up to us at the next station. Another option for moms with infants is to bring a carrier, and wear your baby when he/she is not responding to your usual soothing techniques. At that time, instructors will caution you not to perform exercises that include jumps, fast movements, single-leg balance, or inversions that could put you and your baby at risk. If you did not bring your carrier, you may be able to perform simple exercises while holding baby, such as squats, but we do not encourage exercises with resistance bands or that require traveling. If you should lose balance and fall, baby may be protected by your arms, but you will not have your arms to protect you.
*Mobile Children: If your child is not responding to snacks, toys, books, songs, etc, you can always walk your stroller away from the group, give him/her a break, and rejoin us when he/she is back in the stroller. Moms may not continue working out while a crawling or walking child is out of his/her stroller, and the mom and out-of-stroller child must be away from the group during the break. Mobile children can get in the way of the moms or resistance bands, which could result in injury to moms and children alike. We never want to see this happen, so please adhere to the policy above and ask any of our instructors if you have any questions.