Cailin Goodier and Tracy Ruggiero have opened a new fitness business aimed at moms. It’s called Stroller Strides of Maui. The franchise is one of the largest growing fitness businesses in the nation and is recognized by Entrepreneur magazine. It operates more than 1,200 locations in the US.
Stroller Strides of Maui is operating three days a week in Kihei on Hope Chapel’s campus. Classes are Thursday and Friday at 8am and Mondays at 9am. Drop-ins are $10 but they have lots of membership options. Classes emphasize cardiovascular activities and muscle-strengthening exercises using resistance bands and strollers, allowing moms to interact with their babies throughout their hour long workout.
“Stroller Strides is a great way to get back in shape, as well as stay in shape,” said Goodier and Ruggiero. “We present a fun opportunity for the moms of the Maui community to turn their strollers into a workout.”
Stroller Strides is a total fitness program for new moms that they can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of body toning using exercise tubing and the stroller. Taught by nationally certified instructors, it’s a great workout for any level of exerciser. In 60 minutes, you get a total body workout improving your cardiovascular endurance, your strength and your flexibility. The classes are equally beneficial for babies as instructors will weave songs through the workout and incorporate activities to make it fun.
In addition to the classes, Stroller Strides offers playgroups and mom’s night out, giving women an opportunity to socialize and further relationships.
“We provide the outlet that moms need to enjoy time with other moms, while also focusing on the much needed exercise to fuel their demanding lives,” Goodier said. “You can make new friends, get into shape and enjoy time with your baby.”