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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 & Strides 360

Do I need to pre-register or can I just show up?

Due to gathering size limits and social distancing, enrollment in class is required. Download the Pike13 app for the easiest access to our schedule information and enrollment.

What do I need to bring to class?

Stroller Strides & Stroller Barre: 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. BYO exercise band or plan to purchase one from your instructor for $12 each.

Strides 360: Plenty of water, a sweat towel and a stroller if you are bringing your child with you to class.

I just had a baby, when can I come to class?

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

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 or Midwife’s approval prior to your first class.

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 a class is a good fit for you (and your little one)! If you sign up here, 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. Enroll in your class and check your email an hour before class for updates. You can also check the schedule online or via the Pike13 app- any changes will be made at least 1 hr prior to class time.

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

Absolutely not! FIT4MOM 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.

Strides 360 involves more running that Stroller Strides & Stroller Barre but you always have the option to walk or move at your own pace.

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! Babies may also be worn in structured carriers during the workout.

My baby (or toddler) doesn't like being in the stroller for too long, how will I get a good workout?

Kids are our priority, so don't worry if your baby becomes fussy during class! Our Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre classes are designed to keep the kids moving and engaged by incorporating songs and various props to keep them entertained.

Strides 360 classes do not involve singing and props but move at a fast pace that keeps kids entertained.

With that said, if you need to change, feed or console your child, 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?

If you need to change, feed or console your baby, please do so. Your instructor will make sure to provide you with comfort and discretion during class.

Body Boost & Body Well

Do I need to preregister or can I just show up?

Due to gathering size limits and social distancing, enrollment in class is required. Download the Pike13 app for the easiest access to our schedule information and enrollment.

Can I bring kids to Body Boost?

No. This class is for women 18 and up, without children present.

Can I do Body Boost if I am pregnant?

Yes. Please let the Instructor know you are expecting so we can be sure to offer any necessary modifications.

What do I need to bring to class?

A yoga mat or towel, a resistance band or set of 5-10lb dumbbells, plenty of water to drink, and a small towel for mopping up your sweat. You WILL sweat! If you do not have a resistance band, you can purchase one from your instructor at class for $12 (CC or Venmo).

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 exercises for a full-body workout that provides a significant caloric afterburn for enhanced results. Every class finishes with a Tabata-style HIIT highlight, a stretch and a relaxing meditation.

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

No. We have all fitness levels in our classes! But, we will warn you ... these classes are designed to be tough! Our goal is to deliver a workout that will challenge any fitness level. Please inform your Instructor if you are pregnant, have any injuries or areas of concern.

What makes Body Boost 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 education, we help you create a healthier 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.

All of our workouts take place outdoors with social distancing measures in place. This is a safe space for you to resume your workouts and connect with other moms!

Add on Body Well Virtual Coaching to your Membership for nutrition guidance and accountability if you're ready to get really serious about reaching your goals!

Prenatal FIT4BABY

Is FIT4BABY meeting in person or virtually?

All FIT4BABY classes remain virtual through fall of 2020.

Can I bring kids to FIT4BABY?

No. This class is for women 18 and up without children present.

What do I need to bring to class?

Dress to exercise, including sneakers. Bring a yoga mat or towel for the abs portion and cool down, a resistance band, plenty of water, and a towel for your sweat. You WILL sweat! If you need a resistance band you purchase one for $12 by emailing missycurrin@fit4mom.com

What is the workout like?

The 60-minute workout includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility training designed specifically with the pregnant client in mind. We end every class with a relaxing meditation.

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?

Prenatal FIT4BABY is a comprehensive program designed specifically for moms-to-be and taught by Instructors who are nationally certified in Pre and Post Natal fitness. 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 kind of Run Club programs do you offer?

In the spring and fall a Virtual Run Club training is available for registration. Run Club Coaches will set up a kick-off meeting and create a custom training plan for you. You will meet with your Coach weekly online to assess your progress and troubleshoot any problems and meet up to run with your group as participants are able. Everyone will meet for a race, if possible, at the culmination of the training and support each other on race day.

This fall our race will lead up to a Turkey Trot. Look for registration to open in late September.

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.

Can I bring my child with me to Run Club?

Run Club is stroller friendly.

What should I bring to Run Club?

Running shoes and water are essential. A yoga mat or towel would be helpful for the final stretch.

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 Playgroup 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:

You do NOT have to be a member of FIT4MOM to join the FIT4MOM Our Village Playgroup. All moms are welcome! This is a FREE group! Find all of our events on Facebook in the FIT4MOM Midtown Raleigh - Playgroup.

*Most in-person playgroups are currently suspended due to COVID-19*

FIT4MOM Membership

What does my Membership include?

Your FIT4MOM Membership includes unlimited Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, Strides 360, Body Boost and Body Ignite classes at any of the FIT4MOM Midtown Raleigh locations. Members also get early access and other perks when registering for Run Club training and Body Well Virtual Coaching sessions.

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

Email MissyCurrin@fit4mom.com to change the status of your membership. All requests need to be received in writing by the 15th of the month before the next payment is due. (Example, April 15th if your next dues payment is May 1st) Memberships can be placed on hold for the maximum of 4 months per calendar year.

What is the enrollment fee for a Membership?

There is currently NO ENROLLMENT FEE for FIT4MOM Unlimited Memberships. Our goal, in this COVID19 era, is to provide maximum flexibility and value for our moms!

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

Click here for Pike13 website or download the Pike13 app for quick access.

Who do I contact with questions about my Membership?

If you ever have any questions about your Membership, you can email MissyCurrin@fit4mom.com and expect a reply within 2 business days.