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June 19 2012 12:00 AM

Stroller Strides, the country's largest pre- and post-natal fitness program for moms, is encouraging women to become positive, healthy role models for today's children. Stroller Strides encourages women of every age to take charge of their own health and challenges all women to become healthy role models for today's children.



Recent studies show that today's adolescent girls' main source of information about women's health issues comes from the media, and of the messages these girls are receiving, 74% cite "becoming more attractive" as a reason to start exercising. Stroller Strides wants to change the way women, including young women, think about their own health and body image.



For the first time in history, American children could be expected to have a shorter life span than their parents. With about a third of today's youth being overweight or worse, it's more important than ever to reject unhealthy habits and promote healthy living for every member of the family. Crucial lifestyle habits are learned at home, and when parents make healthy decisions, their kids learn to do the same.



"By eating right and exercising on a regular basis, women of all shapes and sizes can become the healthiest version of themselves," explains Lisa Druxman, Founder and CEO of Stroller Strides. "Surrounding oneself with women who have the same fitness goals and healthy lifestyles can help individuals be motivated to stay healthy. When young girls are surrounded by women who have chosen to reject the media's messages on health and beauty, but instead create and maintain their own healthy lifestyle, these girls receive the right messages about what it means to be healthy."



About Stroller Strides

Ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the Top New Franchises and Fastest Growing Franchises 2007 - 2011, Stroller Strides offers classes in more than 1,300 locations in the United States and Puerto Rico. 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 lucy, Plum Organics, LUNA and BOB. For more information about Stroller Strides, including class locations, visit www.strollerstrides.com.

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