Local Stroller Strides Programs Support National Women's Health Week
Area owners of fitness program says local women can make exercise fun
Anchorage, AK (Grassroots Newswire) April 14, 2010 - Stroller Strides
programs in Anchorage and surrounding areas are encouraging women to honor
National Women's Health Week, a weeklong celebration beginning on Mother's
Day, May 9th.
Designed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of
Women's Health, the nationwide initiative strives to empower women to make
their health a top priority. Highlights of the campaign include
recommendations for women in fitness, nutrition, healthcare, and avoiding
risky behaviors, such as smoking and excess alcohol use.
"Women are so accustomed to taking care of others and it is common for
them to put their own health on the back burner," said Lisa Druxman,
founder of Stroller Strides. "Women in the Anchorage area should look and
feel their best. Good health should not be considered a luxury."
Local Stroller Strides owners, who teach exercise classes to area moms
along with their babies, acknowledge that jam-packed schedules make eating
well and exercising challenging for many women. The key to changing this
pattern, Druxman says, is getting in – and sticking to – a routine that is
convenient and fun.
"National Women's Health Week presents an ideal opportunity for women to
work on their diet or try a new type of exercise," said Druxman. "Whether
they're stuck in a rut or haven't exercised in months, now is the time for
them to take charge and make changes."
"During National Women’s Health Week it is important to educate our wives,
mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, and girlfriends about
the steps they can take to improve their health and prevent disease.
Remind women that taking care of themselves is essential to living longer,
healthier, and happier lives," emphasized Frances Ashe-Goins, Acting
Director of the Office of Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services.
Stroller Strides, a total fitness program for new moms with exercises they
can do with their babies, incorporates power walking with intervals of
strength and body toning using exercise tubing and the stroller. All
classes are taught by nationally certified instructors, and focus on
improving cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility.
In addition, local Stroller Strides owners also organize LUNA Moms Club
playgroups and mom's night out events, which are designed to give women an
opportunity to socialize and further relationships. According to Druxman
it is these elements that make the Stroller Strides program a success,
since they allow women to make the most of their time.
"We understand that many women multi-task and must find exercise options
that don't keep them away from their busy to-do list," said Druxman.
"That is why local Stroller Strides owners have designed their workouts to
include several different components. This way, moms get a well-rounded,
effective and enjoyable workout in just an hour of their time."
For more information on Stroller Strides programs in the local area,
Jennifer Hoagland, Stroller Strides of Mat-Su Valley, at 907-357-3522
Kristy Clay, Stroller Strides of Ancorage, at 907.333.1259
About Stroller Strides
Ranked among Entrepreneur Magazine's Fastest Growing Franchises in 2010,
Stroller Strides offers classes in more than 1,000 locations in the United
States and Canada. The hour-long classes emphasize cardiovascular
activities and muscle-strengthening exercises using resistance bands and
strollers, allowing moms to interact with their babies throughout their
workout. To further assist mothers in all aspects of their lives, Stroller
Strides partners with LUNA® and BOB®. For more information about Stroller
Strides, including class locations, visit www.strollerstrides.com.