It’s springtime and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate and rejoice the warm weather than with some long, outdoor walks. A stroller walk, or a run is an excellent workout for moms — and important to execute with good form. Poor stroller form can lead to more aches and pains and cause you to fatigue more quickly. At Active Moms’ Club we coach moms to stand tall and walk like they have a mini-skirt on. Why? Because walking with a pretend mini-skirt on will shorten leg stride, keeping mom’s hips under her body AND engage butt and abdominal muscles. Yep, you’ll be working your core while you walk. Make it a brisk walk and you have an easy way to get fit with your baby!
5 Tips for Good Stroller Form
- Your head should be over your shoulders, and looking forward rather than down.
- Lead with your chest by engaging shoulder blades, gentle pull them back and down
- Stand tall, your hips should be underneath your body
- Engage your abdominals
- Keep your wrists in neutral position
Get out and get fit. Active Moms Club provides fitness for all stages of motherhood. If you live in Chicago, join us for small group prenatal training, postnatal recovery class, small group postnatal training, or one-on-one training.
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