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Fit4Mom: Local moms support group launches new fitness, education program

Local moms support group launches new fitness, education program (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A local support program for moms invites you to shape up with your baby.

A popular local group is helping moms do a whole lot more than just lose the baby weight.

If you are feeling a little overworked, overwhelmed or just want to get some great support while getting outside, you are invited to attend a free class with “Fit4Mom.”

The Blue-Ash/Montgomery chapter has just launched a new fitness program “Stroller Strides.”

No prior fitness experience is needed to stroll along and it's never too late to learn and for little Sydney, who is now 12-weeks-old, it's also clearly never too early.

“It’s great that we bring the kids to work out with us,” said Lindi Vernick, Sydney’s mom, who is part of the Fit4Mom program.

“Fit4Mom is a program nationwide, we offer fitness and wellness programs for mothers at all stages of motherhood,” said Colleen O'Donnell of Fit4Mom.

This newest program “Stroller Strides” is a stroller-based fitness program you bring your little one with you in a stroller. It is one of several Fit4Mom programs by moms, for moms.

The goal is to provide a safe place for all moms, motherhood is hard, it's hard and even harder when you have to do it for yourself.

Each morning, moms have the option of choosing a fitness program targeted to their own stage of motherhood.

“We have programs for the expecting moms, the brand new mammas and for those experienced moms,” said Colleen.

And while the fitness is critical, so are the other things that the moms bring to each other.

“It's connection, it's support, because motherhood is crazy hectic, and the village of moms that it gives you is just awesome,” said Christina Ousouljoglou, Cora and Chloe's mom.

The great part about all this is that they can do an individualized workout to an individualized need. The children attending are different ages and moms are at different fitness levels, but they feel like they are all in this together.

“We also provide playgroups for the little ones to keep them active and engaged, and following moms role of living a healthy lifestyle,” said Colleen.

Following the fitness, there's an educational group.

“It's really made all the difference in motherhood for me,” said Christina.

The program meets at several locations in the Tri-State for as little as $15 a week.

You can check out a first class for free.

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