Bensenville Park District launches stroller fitness program

Fit for Life-Stroller Fitness class to begin Friday, June 3, at Deer Grove Leisure Center

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The Bensenville Park District is starting a fitness program geared to moms, beginning Friday, June 3, at Wood Street Fitness, 1000 W. Wood Street, Bensenville. Fit for Life-Stroller Fitness, taught by postnatal-certified instructor Evaristo Hernandez, is a functional, total-body and postnatal-specific workout for moms with kids and babies in tow who are 4 months old and up.

During the 60-minute class, moms won’t just be pushing a stroller; they will be using them as fitness props along with other small equipment.  The workout combines power walking and cardio bursts, strength training, postnatal-specific core and flexibility conditioning, ending with a relaxing, full-body stretch.

“This class is great not only to bond with your child but also to connect with other moms and create a support group of friends,” says Wood Street Fitness Program Supervisor Silvia Acevedo. “Postpartum exercise is important to help not only assist with weight management, but also to maintain high energy levels throughout the day and to reduce or keep away postpartum depression.”

Classes take place 10–11 a.m. Fridays and are available on a drop-in basis until the start of the fall season. The introductory fee during the summer is only $6 per class for residents, $8 for non-residents. Because this is a specialty class, the Wood Street Fitness Core Class Pass does not apply.

Beginning in the fall, the program will move to monthly registration. Monthly rates for the fall session, which begins in September, will be $32 for residents and $40 for non-residents. A free class will be offered 10-11 a.m. Friday, September 2, for those interested to try the class.

A complete schedule of group fitness classes offered by Wood Street Fitness may be found at

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