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'Stroller Fit' Helps Moms Shed Extra Baby Weight

Posted April 24, 2008

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— Getting in shape after having a baby can be tough, but some moms have found a way to lose the extra pounds.

The workout is called Stroller Fit, and classes are held across the country. WRAL Reporter (and mother) Kim Dean brought her 13-month-old daughter, Lola Zelle, to a class in Wake Forest to see what the workout was all about.

Stroller Fit Instructor Mary Allison Creech motivates the moms, while the kids can lounge or have a snack. The moms get a total body workout targeting all those areas that baby may have left bulging.

“The moms here say it’s a win-win. You get to exercise, but you also get to spend time with your baby,” Creech said. “They want to do something with their children and bond with them. That’s what’s so neat about this class. We engage the children.”

In one exercise, the moms do lunges across the room and then kiss their babies. In another, the women sing while doing resistance work – which is harder than some might think.

“I’m exhausted, and we just warmed up,” Dean said. “These moms are hardcore.”

Kristy Roten comes six days a week, and the results are easy to see. She gained almost 80 pounds while pregnant with her son, Lucas.

“I lost a lot of weight, because I gained way too much, and Lucas and I have a place to go every morning together,” she said.

Tina Rodosta said she is in the best shape of her life. Another bonus is that her son, Carter, benefits, too.

“He is starting to do the exercises. He’s learning a fitness program. He’s learning that exercise is fun,” she said.

Next, Reporter Kim Dean visits a spa that caters exclusively to young girls and teens. Watch her story Friday on WRAL’s Morning News at 6.


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  • cadetsfan Apr 25, 2008

    eh *raises coffee cup* here's to population control.

    ok, done trolling.

  • wakeresident Apr 24, 2008

    While extra weight is an unwanted consequence, I think most of us feel like having a baby is worth the "inconvenience" of needing to work out more to lose our bulging tummies, cadetsfan.

  • RonnieR Apr 24, 2008

    Job is taken, Bob. Her hubby is sports anchor at WNCN-TV.

  • cadetsfan Apr 24, 2008

    "I can smell the ignorance coming off your posts cadetsfan"

    Oh, gimme a break. It's not ignorant to not feel sorry for moms stressed out because they have to deal with what I view as too many kids, or for moms who decide to have babies then complain about their weight. It is a choice.

    And I'm sure I'm coming across as more huffy than I really am feeling about this, but come on...don't have a kid(s) if you don't want these 'consequences'...

  • baracus Apr 24, 2008

    If this class gets these moms motivated to get into shape, good for them. If it's not for you then don't go. I don't see why there has to be any negative comments.

  • intuit Apr 24, 2008

    I can smell the ignorance coming off your posts cadetsfan

  • Bob Sidel Apr 24, 2008

    is kim Deans married? if not I would make a great stay at home dad.

  • monkey_boy09 Apr 24, 2008

    thats some hot mommas

  • cadetsfan Apr 24, 2008

    "Cadetsfan- you too were in a stroller at one point"

    Kids who can't walk shouldn't be visiting zoos and amusement parks.

    Here's a thought...don't want to get pregnancy-fat? Don't get pregnant.

  • Z Man Apr 24, 2008

    Useless drivel. Go work in the yard with your kid. It's free! Or you can send me the money you WOULD have paid to these opportunists! It looks like the old addage of the volume of money vs brains.