Just for the Moms--Welcome to Stroller Rollers on the Rail-Trail

Posted 04/17/12 by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in Health and Wellness, Trail Use

Photo © Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

This great photo of the Kennebec River Rail Trail published in the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, Maine, shows just what an asset this pathway is for residents.

No, it's not rush hour outside the local day care center--it's Stroller Rollers, a fitness class for new moms. Designed to "increase stamina, build endurance, and boost overall hotness quotient by at least 33 percent," Stroller Rollers is run by Kennebec Valley Coaching, a local business with a big emphasis on fun and simple exercise programs, rather than boot-camp style agony sessions.

The lady at the front of the line is Amy Lawson, the founder of Kennebec Valley Coaching. Her philosophy is that exercise should be cheap, simple and sustainable. Luckily for Lawson, thanks to the Kennebec River Rail Trail the people of Augusta have a free and accessible track to fitness running right through their backyards.

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