How to Get Fit Solely By a Baby Stroller


How to Get Fit Solely By a Baby StrollerMy stroller is my fitness

The author of a stroller fitness blog Elena Filatova tells a story on how to lose weight and build your body solely by walking with the baby stroller.

A Habit of Walking

To my surprise I didn’t gain any extra weight during my pregnancy.
All I did for that was just walking: just 20 minutes back and forth to my work on foot. Then I walked already longer, up to one hour and more.
I continued such a tempo walking every day till the last week of my pregnancy. After my son’s delivery, I continued walking already with my little in his baby pram.

Weight Loss Walking with the baby stroller

All what I needed was to keep a good shape was walking fast, every day and a lot. My son was sleeping in his stroller during the day and I used that time for my weight loss walking sessions.
First 20 minutes of fast walking was a good warm up and next 40 minutes were when a real job happened.
Minutes give an ultimate weight loss effect. Such daily high speed walking made me slim and positively energized!

Sporty women walking fast with the jogging stroller

Weight Loss Walking Tips:

  • A walk a day – daily walking with no exceptions
  • Use an easy rolling jogging stroller – read here about it
  • Speedy walking – outrunning other moms is your benchmark for the right speed!
  • Nonstop – only after 20 minutes our body begins to burn calories – make it an hour non stop walk!
  • End up stretching – to relax the muscles an bust energy.

It’s a truly mom’s training paradise: you don’t need any fat burning workout any more. I could stay with my child while making myself slim and fit. The next challenge was to shape my muscles – also on the go.

Women pushing baby stroller up the hill on the beach

Full Body Workout Right with the stroller

Here we go – a perfect workout without the gym – just by holding a stroller right way. I experimented with adding new tiny movements while pushing the stroller (inspired by callanetics) and I could see my arms’, butt, and Abs muscles getting nice sporty shapes. I called these invisible exercises – a Strollnetics.

Strollnetics – invisible exercises while walking with the baby stroller

 Strollnetics is about shaping Abs, Arms and Butt using a stroller as a fitness machine.
All you need to do is to hold a stroller in a special manner – isolating certain muscles and enabling others to work more intense.

Strollnetics Exercises:

  • Strengthen Abs, Triceps and Butt muscles
  • Tone muscles for visible effect
  • Warm up deeply and burn calories
  • Are totally invisible and are done right on the go just anywhere.

With Strollnetics exercises you improve your arms (especially triceps), stomach and butt shape gradually – right on the go with your baby!

Women rollerblading with the jogging stroller

Rollerblading with the baby stroller – for fun and for fitness

Many parents enjoy rollerblading with the strollers – it makes a good fun outdoor.
My challenge, however, was to get a fitness workout out of it. How to achieve that if you can’t skate fast with the stroller?
So I came up with the Fitness Rollerblading with the Stroller: the idea is to double the movements behind the stroller while keeping moving at a moderate speed. The Legs, Butt, Abs and Arms muscles works with double intensity that way. Check the walkingmama fitness rollerblading videos to get a clue.

Fitness for free – every mom’s right

I love the idea of fitness training that is for free and available at any time.
Effect-bringing fitness available for every mom is double beneficial than trying to sneak time for training here and there in a busy mom’s schedule.

All best things in life should be for free. I think every mom has the right to get her sporty shape   back – also for free. By the time my son grew out of his stroller I have got a beautiful body, built by the baby stroller!


BIO: Elena Filatova is a stroller fitness expert, an author of and has done more than 5000 miles walking with the baby stroller while being a mom of her little boy.
Weight Loss Walking, Rollerblading with the Stroller and Strollnetics made her slim and fit – and gave an idea for a life changing Walkingmama blog for the sporty moms.


My stroller is my fitness

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