Lean Mommy: Bond with Your Baby and Get Fit with the Stroller Strides Program
Lisa Druxman, a certified personal trainer and fitness professional, knows one of the challenges new moms face: How do I get back into shape after giving birth?
After Lisa gave birth to her first child, she developed exercises that she could do with her baby, using power walks, the stroller, and exercise tubing. Now she brings the proven techniques of Stroller Strides to moms everywhere, with a total f tness program for pre- and postnatal fitness and nutrition.
In addition to stroller-based workouts, Lisa outlines front-pack carrier workouts and eating plans to combat post-baby weight gain, energy loss, and mood swings.
LEAN MOMMY gives moms the ability to have it all:
satisfying workouts, real results, and bonding time with baby
Reviews of: Lean Mommy: Bond with Your Baby and Get Fit with the Stroller...
What a great book! I am a mother of two. After my second child was born, I really felt like I wanted to get back into shape. Ms. Druxman strategies for losing weight with your baby are amazing. What great ideas. I took the book to my moms group meeting, and now we have a weekly class, using the exercises from the book. I recommend this book to all new mommies!
I am not so sure about this book. The idea is fantastic, but in reality and actuality, I never had time for these workouts. I tried going to a park with my baby in a stroller, and of course it was the middle of February, the path around the lake was completely a sheet of ice, and I looked like a moron trying to exercise with my baby in a stroller. In theory, it sounds good. But in actuality, I don't have the self-confidence to pull off the workouts, especially in public. And in the winter, it seemed more torturous to my baby to be out in the elements...
In about a year my husband and I will start trying for baby number four. Since having baby number three I have lost eighty five pounds and am only fifteen pounds away from goal.
Me being the way I am I have already started looking for ways to help me stay in shape and loose what ever weight I gain during the next pregnancy.
I cam across this book in the bargain bin of our local book store. That should of told me something but instead of listening to my gut I bought it. I went there looking for a completely different book.
I have a big problem with this book. BIG PROBLEM! The idea is simple enough, get your baby, get your stroller, go out walking. Okay so there is a little bit more to it then that but that is the just of it.
Here is my problem. These workouts might work for someone who has only one child. Most of us though don't. Most of us have a couple of children tagging a long with us. For me I could not work these exercises into my schedule. Sure I would like to be able to do some of them. But they just aren't practical for me.
Then lets face another issue...Weather. Babies come all year around. Not just in perfect, sun shining weather. Unless you have access to an indoor track it will be very hard to bring yourself to bundle up that precious baby and head out in the dead of winter.
The only way that I would ever recommend this book is if I knew someone that didn't care about weather, had only one child and nothing else on her plate.