As a small family owned business it is important to us to give back to the community.
Free Stroller Fitness Class:
Amy previously owned the largest pre/postnatal fitness franchise in the country with 14 locations and over 30 employees across Colorado. She has ten years of experience working with moms both as a birth doula and fitness professional. Her experience and certifications included(s):
DONA trained birth doula
LCCE trained childbirth educator
AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
AFAA Personal Trainer
Body Back Coach
ASFA Running Coach
Although she sold her business in 2016 so that she could focus on her family and the PT practice, Amy enjoys teaching stroller fitness classes and meeting other moms of babies and is offering the stroller fitness class in Laramie for free. The class meets W/F at 9:30am at the Wyoming National Guard Armory on 30th St. The class is held at Washington Park from May-October.
The stroller fitness class is designed for moms of all fitness levels from pregnancy, to early postpartum to more advanced exercisers. Every exercise has a modification to make it easier or more challenging so that every mom can exercise at the level that is best for her. The class rotates between strength training and cardio, moving frequently to keep the babies in strollers from getting bored and there are several baby entertaining elements in every class so that they have fun too. The average participant burns 400-600 calories per class.
Once a week Amy also hosts Toddler Time after class. Toddler Time is also free and is a structured playgroup geared toward babies-preschoolers that includes physical activities (such as parachute play), crafts or songs/story time. Like Laramie Stroller Fit Moms on Facebook to learn more.
Group Running Training for Moms:
In addition to the stroller class, Amy offers free running training for moms. As an experienced distance runner who began as an early postpartum mom that needed to lose 75lbs, Amy has personal experience with the unique challenges that moms of babies/toddlers face. From a time management perspective to physical changes that moms experience in pregnancy, birth and nursing, mother runners have special considerations as they begin running or increase distances. Amy believes that training in a group setting that is non-judgmental and where the mother’s body is celebrated and recognized reduces the risk of injury and makes the experience more fun. Amy has ran thousands of miles over the last ten years and has completed 5 full marathons (26.2 miles) and ran the half marathon, 10K and 5K distances countless times.
Amy offers 3 distances of run training: 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. The trainings are from 8-16 weeks long and group runs are on Saturday mornings. The current winter training is the 10K distance. The half marathon training will begin in late Feb/early March. Registration for the half marathon training is now open. Please see our FACEBOOK EVENT for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To further reduce the risk of injury we offer a free gait/shoe evaluation with Tony as part of the training. This is much more comprehensive than a shoe store evaluation and offers a great deal of information on the mom’s biomechanics. This is especially important for moms, whose feet change in pregnancy and whose bodies many times still have relaxin in them the first year after birth. We have found in our years of working together with moms, that we are able to prevent injuries and minimize the risk of aches and pains that could sideline a run training.
Information on our run training groups is always shared on our Facebook page.
Tony at the Down Town Clinic:
Tony volunteers at the DTC every other Thursday morning. Patients that are income eligible can see him there for free. Please visit the Down Town Clinic website for more information on location and eligibility.