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Be a #BOBFitFamily: Meet the BOB Revolution FLEX Jogging Stroller – and enter to win!

ENTER TO WIN A BOB REVOLUTION FLEX STROLLER 

Spring is one of the best seasons to be a Bostonian. The weather is warming up, the city is starting to bloom, and when you walk down the street you can just feel the community and energy. Our family loves to get outside, rain or shine. Our strollers probably have more miles on them than our car!

jillwithbobOne of my favorite things about Spring is the Boston Marathon. It is an iconic event in our city and something I look forward to every year. When I was a junior at Boston College, I ran the Boston Marathon for charity. It was a great, although intense, experience. After 4 months of training, I can’t remember what my time was but the feeling of crossing that finish line with two of my classmates was like no other.

At the time of last year’s marathon, Reese was 5 months old. Our office was right on the marathon route in Brookline, so I was lucky enough to see many of the runners going by. As I watched all of the determined and fit athletes go by, I couldn’t help but wonder if I would ever run a marathon again?

After I had Reese, I really thought that I would just naturally get my pre-baby shape back. We see so many celebrities and people in the press just “snap” back after having a baby, so I just assumed eating right and being somewhat active would get me there. But at 5 months, I had only lost maybe half the weight I gained. I was breastfeeding and eating well, so shouldn’t it all be gone? And going back to work, balancing a baby and family, AND finding time for the gym was really challenging. After being at the office for 9 hours away from my baby, all I wanted to do was get home to her after work! At the same time, I really wanted to get back in shape and get back to being “me.” Being active and fit has always been a priority and way of life for me, but it was falling by the wayside.

After last year’s marathon, I decided I wanted to do both: spend time with my baby AND get my body back. So I got a BOB Revolution FLEX jogging stroller for our family. Instead of spending 30 minutes on a treadmill after work, I made the decision to spend the time working out AND being with my little girl. Best of both worlds!

Reese loves to ride in the FLEX!

Reese loves to ride in the FLEX!

The BOB FLEX is great for our family and our outdoor lifestyle. It has large, rugged tires that are great in the snow, on sand, and anything in between. The adjustable suspension gives a smooth push for my husband and I , and a smooth ride for Reese. And when you and your husband have a 10 inch height difference, the adjustable handlebar is a key feature. We can both use it comfortably all the time.

I started out slow, mixing some walking and jogging. The BOB FLEX has a quick adjust lockable front wheel, so I can quickly change to jogging mode once I’m warmed up. Eventually, I worked up to a full 3 mile jog and it felt great! What felt even better was getting in shape while spending time with Reese.

As she has gotten bigger and started walking, I’ve adjusted my workouts to include her more. I love to jog to our local park and let her run around while I do some lunges, burpees, and the like. She looks at me quizzically and laughs a lot. That’s good, right?

One of my favorite places to go near out apartment is the Riverway near Fenway. There is a great trail along the river that has benches every quarter mile or so. A jogging stroller is great for interval training. You can run for 2-3 minutes, then stop and do some pushups or some ab work on a bench, then keep going.

The BOB FLEX is also our stroller of choice when going on vacation. Every February we go to Florida, and the BOB is perfect. It pushes great on the sand, and we love taking family walks to get a bit of exercise.

Fast forward almost a year later, and I’m “back” to where I wanted to be. The best part is that I’ve been able to reach my goals while still spending time with my family. A jogging stroller is a great way for you to get back into shape after baby, and I highly recommend the FLEX. It’s versatile. It’s rugged. It’s fun.

In honor of the marathon and Moms getting in shape everywhere, we are giving one luckily family a BOB FLEX single stroller. Leave a comment about how you love to get active with your kids, and then enter to win here!

 

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26 comments

  1. I’d love to get back in shape and be able to do so with my daughter right there riding comfortably.

  2. We’ve joined stroller strides in January and love it! Its a great workout with my kids and i get to sing to them and play at the same time. We enjoy some playground fun afterwards with our friends.

  3. Love BOB strollers! would love it to take to the beach!

  4. I love going to the zoo with my kids. It’s educational and exercise rolled up into one fun day.

  5. When I take my 3 and 5 year old running I always let them out of the stroller for the last half mile to a mile and let them run along with me. They love it! 🙂

  6. I’d love to get active with my family after the long winter by walking the trails in our town that bring us to many playgrounds along the way. Win-win for all of us.

  7. I walk almost everyday with my two younger ones in our bob Duallie. But in the fall I’m going to look pretty silly with only one little in there.

  8. My little is the active one so I’m trying to get my energy back up to keep up with him!

  9. just being around the neighborhood or the zoo!

  10. I would love a BOB stroller. I used one last week for the first time and fell in love with it. We live in a family friendly neighborhood with lots of parks and trails. A BOB stroller would be wonderful to have. I first tried a cheap stroller and really don’t like it compared to a BOB. having a high quality stroller will hopefully make strolling around and getting into shape so much easier.

  11. we just moved to TX and exploring these wide open spaces are keeping us active and busy! Summer is for hiking and running, swimming and picnics, play grounds and shaved ice!

  12. My kids best exercise in s running around the years playing tag and other games! I would love this to jog with my littlest!

  13. I would really like the Bob Revolution Duallie but a singal one will do!

  14. We have the flex duallie and love, love, love it! Steers with ease, pushes with no effort. Great for jogging with little ones or even just for a smoother ride on walks 🙂 We like to go out on sunny days and play I spy. I get my workout in and the kids get fresh air.

  15. My husband is a running coach and we love to run together..we have a 2 month old, the BOB Flex would be great for allowing is to still enjoy our runs together with our new little guy!

  16. On days we can’t go out, we love to blast music and get jiggly with it~~ and on days that are nice, we love to go to nearby parks and hope to start gardening soon ~

  17. I LOVE MY BOB!!! It goes everywhere with me! I zoo with it, run with it, jog with it, walk with it and stroller stride with it! I would love to win a new one, mine is not shiny and new anymore. She’s been though battle with me and the 3 kids but she still has her get up and go!

  18. We love to do anything outdoors!! If it’s too cold or rainy there’s always indoor play/exercise as well. My 4 year old is the oldest boy in the family and he just learned about exercising with your family to be healthy at preschool. It was cute that he knew playing tag, going on a walk and riding bikes together were exercising as a family.

  19. We love to go visit the grandparents at the beach 🙂

  20. love going for a long walks in the park, hiking with our dogs and just playing outdoors always brings fun while staying active with my kids/family

  21. We recently had our first baby. Now that the weather is nice, we love to take walks around downtown Fairfield. We always find ourselves stopping by our local Magic Beans store!

  22. My boys join me for runs . My 4 1/2 year old ran his first race for St.. Patrick’s day. We love running together

  23. Stephanie Phelps

    I love to get active with my kids by going and playing on the playground with them following them wherever they go on it!

  24. We love to go hiking and fishing and swimming at the lake. We try to do fun stuff!

  25. We have a park next door and our son loves to get out and play.

  26. Our best family time is spent outside enjoying the city

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