I remember my first class like it was yesterday! I was so nervous being a brand new mom (my baby was 7 months), new to Nevada, and honestly, new to working out. I pull up and park in the right spot (thank gosh), I see a mom getting a stroller out; 'this has to be the right place' i think to myself. I timidly ask her, "umm hi, is this where we go for stroller strides?". Without a thought she says, "Yes! I'm Natalie, you're going to love it, this is Ben, we've been doing this for over a year now, its so much fun...". I was overwhelmed with joy that someone could be so kind and welcoming without even a second thought. So I park, I grab the stroller, the baby, and all the things and we walk over to the meeting spot together. Michelle is the instructor who also welcomes me and my little warmly. We talk a bit about what the class entails, and then we begin; warm up, intros and off to the first station. Oh my goodness, this was so fun! Now a reminder, I am new to working out, but I loved it and little did I know, this was just the beginning of an amazing road ahead. Fast forward to almost a year and a half later. I have met the most kind, warm, welcoming, interesting, inspiring people ever. Everyone is on their own journey in motherhood, and just trying to survive. We all have different opinions on ways to parent, ways to feed, ways to sleep train, etc, but we're all here for the same reason; camaraderie and maybe a bit for your sanity. You're accomplishing so many things when you attend your FIT4MOM class. You are getting out of the house, socializing for you and baby, good company and a great workout. In my short year and a half as a member, my child and I have easily had over 100 play dates, attended over 30 birthdays for both babies and moms, have had upwards of 20 moms nights out, been to 8+ baby showers, 3 of which I hosted, went on many double dates, divulged some of my deepest secrets, watched friends bring new life to the world, been a shoulder to cry on and most importantly, have made many lifelong lasting friendships. Stroller strides isn't just a group of women who chit chat and drink lattes, no, it is so much more. I encourage you to share your story of how FIT4MOM has shaped your life. I don't know where I would be without it, and I am beyond grateful to be apart of this village. Come try us out, your first class is always FREE!
Stroller Strides: Where best friends are made
Tabitha Hemperly - FIT4MOM Las Vegas member since May 2017