Welcome to the FIT4MOM Village

Three years ago in the summer of 2013, my first summer as a mom, I over-packed my diaper bag, dusted off my athletic shoes, and made a valiant attempt to don myself in nursing friendly, post c-section friendly, fitness attire. I filled an old water bottle to the brim, dug through a closet to find an exercise mat and loaded all that, plus my son, into my SUV. The voice of one of my best friends rang in my ears - "find Stroller Strides, you need to get out of the house, it is the best thing for new moms". She'd been telling me this for 8 months … and for 8 months I made excuses. That morning there were no excuses, it was time to do something for me. I headed out of my new home in the suburbs at 8:30am armed with my GPS and found my way to the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus. I followed the instructions from the website - "park under the AMC parking deck and meet at the food court." Great... maybe we'll grab a coffee, I thought. As I unloaded my gear and my son into my snap and go, I was nervous with the...