Stroller Strides to Offer First Pre- and Postnatal Fitness Conference

Stroller Strides to Offer the Country’s First Pre- and Postnatal Fitness Conference in San Diego
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SAN DIEGO, CA (May 9, 2006) – In an effort to educate and engage industry professionals in the latest in research and developments within the fields of pre- and postnatal fitness, Stroller Strides – the nationwide fitness program for new mothers and their babies – will present the country's first educational conference on this subject on Saturday, October 21 at the San Diego Hilton Resort in San Diego, CA.

The comprehensive “Fit 4 Mom” conference is open to all fitness professionals with an interest in training clients who are pregnant or who have recently given birth. Many of the world's experts in this field – including Dr. James Clapp, author of “Exercising Through Your Pregnancy,” Dr. Karen Nordahl, author of “Fit To Deliver” and Stroller Strides Founder Lisa Druxman – will deliver presentations and provide insight on how to create safe and effective perinatal fitness programs.

“We are so excited to offer the very first conference dedicated solely to the subject of prenatal and postnatal fitness,” said Lisa Druxman, founder of Stroller Strides. “Our goal is to provide an opportunity for fitness professionals to distinguish themselves from others in the field by expanding their areas of expertise to include fitness for expectant and new mothers. The number of clients looking for access to this type of specialized fitness programming will only continue to increase, and as exercise professionals, it is our responsibility to effectively meet this growing demand.”

The Fit 4 Mom conference will provide current theory and research in the field of perinatal fitness, in addition to practical techniques and exercises that can be utilized by fitness professionals of all levels. All attendees will have the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs).

Adds Druxman, “This is the perfect venue for fitness professionals to access current information, network with experts and others in the field and learn how to increase their marketability by developing the tools to offer specialized services in this growing niche market.”

To register for the Fit 4 Mom conference, visit www.fit4mom.com. Cost is $269 if registered before June 30; $299 before August 31; and $329 after August 31. Early registration is recommended to guarantee a space and the best rate.

Stroller Strides classes are offered in more than 300 locations nationwide. 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. Stroller Strides franchises are available for those interested in a home-based, family-friendly business. For more information about Stroller Strides, including class locations, visit www.strollerstrides.com.

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