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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 (both Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre are traveling classes), appropriate exercise attire, and any kind of stroller.

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

You can begin attending class with your doctor's clearance to begin exercising, typically after your six week 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 Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre. 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 Stroller Fitness class is always FREE! This allows you to see first hand if Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre is 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. Follow us on Facebook and check for updates an hour before class starts. We also send notifications to our client list via email if we have enough advance notice.

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. As long as your kiddo will safely sit in the stroller, your child is the right age for a Stroller Fitness class.

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 lots of other 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, regardless of age.

Body Back

Can I bring kids to Body Back?

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

Can I do Body Back if I am pregnant?

No. This workout is not intended for prenatal exercise and we do not recommend following the meal plans during pregnancy. If you become pregnant during the course of your Body Back session, please notify your instructor. We offer FIT4BABY, Stroller Strides, and Stroller Barre as appropriate prenatal exercise programs.

What do I need to bring to class?

A yoga mat or towel for the abs portion and cool down. A resistance band (Resistance bands must be purchased separately for Body Back Membership. If you are taking your first Body Back Transformation session, a resistance band is included), plenty of water, and a towel for your sweat. You WILL sweat!

What is the workout like?

Body Back 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. 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! 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. It might not be easy, but we promise results by the end of your 8 or 5 week session if you put in the work!

What makes Body Back and the Fit4Mom Programs different from the gym?

Body Back 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.

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

For BODY BACK Transformation sessions, pre-register to ensure your spot in the class. Body Back sessions sell out quickly, so you want to hold your spot by registering early.

For BODY BACK 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. We require a minimum number of clients to be enrolled in order to offer that class. If you cannot make it to class, you need to cancel with at least 24 hours notice or you will be charged for the class.

FIT4BABY

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?

A yoga mat or towel for the abs portion and cool down. A resistance band (we will provide one for you on your first day of class), plenty of water, and a towel for your sweat. You WILL sweat!

What is the workout like?

The 60-minute workout includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility training. 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?

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.

Can I bring my child with me to run club?

Run Club is stroller friendly. Any child that joins you for Run Club should be safely secured in a jogging stroller as specified by the manufacturer.

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 Events and Playgroups are 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:

  • 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?

All Class Plans require a 3 month Fit4Mom Greater NW Chicago SuburbsPrograms commitment. Members may change their passes within the first 3 months but any cancellation of a pass prior to the 3 month commitment timeframe will result in a $60 Early Cancellation Fee.

Passes automatically renew on a monthly basis (1st of the month) unless a 30-day notice from the Member is received by FIT4MOM Greater NW Chicago in writing. Class Plan Members may cancel their membership with a written notice given to Kristen and Nicole at least 30 days prior to the 1st of the month in which they wish to cancel. 10 Class Passes can not be cancelled or refunded. Failure to provide a 30-day cancellation or 14-day hold notice will result in continued membership charges until the following month. Written notifications via email will be accepted. Facebook is not an acceptable form of written communication for this matter.

Our Membership

How am I billed for my membership?

FIT4MOM Greater NW Chicago accepts payment by credit and debit cards for all Monthly Membership Plans. Payments will be charged on a recurring monthly schedule (1st of the month). Credit and debit cards accepted include Visa, Discover and MasterCard.

It is the Member's responsibility to keep their credit or debit card on file up to date. Any account changes, new expiration dates and changes in address can be updated by signing into your FIT4MOM Greater NW Chicago account. These changes can also be given directly to Kristen or Nicole. Payments that are denied for any reason will be subject to additional fees assessed by the processing bank. These fees are out of FIT4MOM Greater NW Chicago’s control and cannot be refunded.

There are no credits or refunds given. This includes reasons such as missed classes, weather, personal circumstances or otherwise.

What does my Membership include?

Your membership includes access to OUR VILLAGE Facebook Page, which is a closed private page for FIT4MOM Greater Northwest Chicago Suburbs members only. Membership also includes opportunities to attend weekly playgroups, monthly Moms’ Night Out events, Family events, and more!

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 $20 per class charge for Stroller Fitness classes or a $22 per class charge for Body Back Membership. Drop-in visits are not permitted in Body Back Transformation or Run Club. All visitors must sign our waiver in order to participate.

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

All Class Plans require a 3 month Fit4Mom Greater NW Chicago SuburbsPrograms commitment. Members may change their passes within the first 3 months but any cancellation of a pass prior to the 3 month commitment timeframe will result in a $60 Early Cancellation Fee. To cancel your membership you must give written notice to Kristen or Nicole at least 14 days prior to the 1st of the month in which you wish to cancel your membership. greaternwchi@fit4mom.com

Unlike most fitness facilities, our Members may place their membership on hold for reasons such as medical conditions and maternity leave. Qualifying memberships can be placed on hold for no less than 30 days. Monthly Membership Plans will not be prorated for vacations/holidays. A maximum of two holds are allowed per calendar year (Jan-Dec). After the hold period has ended, the Member’s original membership plan or pass will resume, along with automatic monthly payments when applicable. Please contact Nicole or Kristen with questions or extenuating circumstances. To place your membership on hold you must give written notice to Kristen or Nicole at least 14 days prior to the 1st of the month in which you wish to place your membership on hold. greaternwchi@fit4mom.com

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 xx 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 Kristen and Nicole at greaternwchi@fit4mom.com at least 24 hrs prior to your return. If you attend class without letting Kristen and Nicole know, you will automatically be charged a drop-in rate with the credit card on file.

  • $20 for Stroller Strides/Barre
  • $22 for Body Back Membership

What is the fee to place a membership on hold?

Qualifying memberships can be placed on hold for no less than 30 days. Monthly Membership Plans will not be prorated for vacations/holidays. A maximum of two holds are allowed per calendar year (Jan-Dec). There is a $15/month fee to keep your membership on hold longer than 30 days.

Can I attend classes when my membership is on hold?

For Stroller Fitness memberships: When your membership is on hold you can attend classes at the drop-in rate of $20/class.

For Body Back Membership: When your membership is on hold you can attend classes at the drop-in rate of $22/class.

Your credit card on file will be charged automatically. Your pass hold can be lifted by emailing Kristen & Nicole at greaternwchi

What is the enrollment fee for a membership?

For Fit4Baby, Stroller Fitness & Body Back Membership:

  • There is a $75 enrollment fee for all new memberships.

  • If you cancel your membership and then wish to rejoin within a 6 month timeframe of your cancelation, your enrollment fee will be waived.

  • Fit4Baby, Stroller Fitness or Body Back Membership members who transfer to us from another franchise outside will not be charged an enrollment fee.

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 Kristen Knobloch & Nicole Fraser, owners of Fit4Mom Greater Northwest Chicago Suburbs at greaternwchi@fit4mom.com or call us at (630) 204-5418.

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.