Thursday, January 15, 2009

What a bargain!!

My husband & I have been discussing putting our toddler in gymnastics, so I have been researching programs. It seems that the standard rate in this area is $40 per month for one 30 minute class per week. The more I thought about it, the more it made me appreciate Stroller Strides. Don't get me wrong, I have always known how great Stroller Strides is and the great value it is. I love that I get to interact with my children, that they are learning about the importance of exercise and how it is fun, and all the benefits for me! However, I really realized what a bargain it is - $45 per month gives you unlimited classes - which currently is 3 hours per week, with more to come in spring. So, for $5 more a month, a mom gets a great workout and much needed social interaction with other moms PLUS the kiddos get exposed to healthy lifestyles, learning opportunities (right now each Monday Stroller Strides focuses on a letter through song, flashcards, activities, and sign), music (we might not be the best singers, but my toddler knows so many children's songs that he's learned at Stroller Strides), and social interaction with other children about the same age. Not only do you get all of those benefits, it is also 6x's more time for only $5 more monthly. WOW! It really makes me appreciate it more.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Healthy Momma Challenge

January is the time for fresh starts and goal setting! To help you achieve your fitness and lifestyle goals for the New Year, Stroller Strides is hosting the 2009 Healthy Momma Challenge. The Healthy Momma Challenge is a 6-week program for a healthier and happier YOU!!!!

The Healthy Momma Challenge supports participants while they make strides in three very important areas: mind, body, and spirit. This includes personal "Mom only" time, healthy eating, and fitness. After the close of registration, I will publish a list of participants and from that list, you will form teams of 3 people. If you are interested in participating, but need help with getting a team together - no problem! I will match unmatched participants. Teams of three people count points for making healthy choices for your mind, body, and spirit and points are submitted weekly. The three teams with the most points at the end of the six weeks will win prizes!

This is open to EVERYONE - you do not have to be a Stroller Strides member to participate. Registration is $10 and includes a t-shirt. Registrations are due Thursday, January 15 and the challenge runs from January 26 through March 8.

Get the registration by clicking here.