BOB Stroller Strides Fitness model was released after BOB teamed up with a nationwide exercise program called Stroller Strides®. It is a very popular stroller-based fitness program designed for moms who want to get in shape while spending time with their kids outdoors (no babysitter!). It incorporates power walking, strength, toning, songs and activities. BOB Stroller Strides Fitness Stroller is based on a top selling BOB Revolution model.
And just like Revolution, it has 16″ tires and high-impact polymer wheels. Both strollers are identical, that is why you are not going to find separate reviews for this stroller. The only difference is when you order Fitness model, you will get a parent console ($30 if you buy it separately) and a fitness kit that includes two exercise tubes of different tension, a Stroller Strides exercise manual, and coupons for a week of free Stroller Strides classes. Oh, almost forgot! The most important feature of this stroller is it’s red color.
The MSRP for this Fitness model is $469, which is only $20 more than the Revolution SE model (MSRP $449). I guess if you buy a Fitness model, you will save $10 on the parent console. Other than that I don’t see the point. To me, it looks like BOB has added a red Revolution to its line of strollers and gave it a different name to confuse parents You can get it on Amazon for only $352! (free shipping/free returns and not tax).
-Large canopy. Just like in Revolution it has a great large canopy that will provide plenty of shade for you child. It also has a very big peekaboo window with a noisy Velcro closure.
-Padded seat. The seat has padding for the back and the bottom. There is also added padding for the shoulders on the 5 point harness. The seat reclines down 70° from vertical position. If you want to recline it, all you need to do is to adjust two straps in the back. I like the durable material of the seat. It is so easy to clean. My baby Sophia is very messy and I had no problems cleaning up the seat with just some soapy water. Unfortunately, this material is not washing machine safe and should not be cleaned with detergent.
-5 point harness. It is adjustable, nicely padded with a center release buckle.
-Back pocket. There is a large pocket in the back of the seat that is great for keys, phone and wallet. I hate to dig in the diaper bag for a ringing phone.
-Large basket. The basket underneath the seat is very roomy. I can fit 2 diaper bags in there. Plenty of room for toys and extra clothes.
-Wheels. High-impact polymer composite wheels will go through any tough terrain. The back tires are 16″ just like on the SE model.
-Swiveling front wheel. The front wheel is 12″. It can be locked or unlocked depending on the activity. It is very convenient feature to be able to unlock the wheel when you are taking the stroller to the store. Some of the jogging strollers have permanently straight front wheel which makes it hard to navigate in small spaces.
-Smooth ride. The state-of-the-art adjustable suspension system makes the stroller glide on any uneven surface.
-Brake. Easy to reach one-foot brake is located between two rear wheels. It’s not flip-flop friendly.
-Easy fold. It is a two-step fold that you will need to use both hands for. Also, there is no automatic lock. You will need to manually lock the folded stroller using a clip attached to the handle bar. The stroller doesn’t stand on its own when folded which is definitely a minus.
Just like in SE model it has things that could be improved.
-No automatic lock. The previous model didn’t have a lock, so this manual one is an improvement. But I don’t think BOB should stop there. We want an automatic lock now!
-Two step fold. Not only you have to fold it in two steps, but then you have to lay it flat on the ground and lock it. I like one-hand one-step fold so much better.
-Handle bar. There is no adjustment for taller or shorter parents. This is the biggest complaint for this stroller from all the parents. I hope BOB is listening and will give us the adjustment in the next model.
-Bulky. Just like SE, the Fitness model is very bulky and doesn’t fit in every trunk. You might want to measure your trunk before buying it. The folded dimensions are 39″L x 25.5″W x 16″H.
I couldn’t find a video review for the Fitness model, but since it is the same as Revolution here is a review of BOB Revolution SE Stroller.
Stroller weight: 26 lbs – I guess this one is 1 lb heavier than Revolution because of the parent console.
Weight limit: 70 lbs
Folded dimensions: 39″L x 25.5″W x 16″H
Handle bar height: 40″
Seat to canopy height: 23″
Width (from the back): 25.5″
Overall Length: 51.5″
This stroller comes only in red.
If you want to see how Fitness model compares to other BOB strollers here is a great comparison chart.
It does have a 5 year limited warranty on the frame and 1 year on small parts and fabric. Here is more info.
Since this stroller is based on Revolution SE/CE model, you can use the same accessories. You can purchase separately following things:
- Car seat adapter
- Snack tray – This snack tray can be used with Ironman, SE, CE, Strollers Strides and Sport Utility models.
- Adult console
- Weather shield
- Fleece seat liner
- Sun shield
- Travel bag
Where to buy it
My favorite place to buy strollers and a lot of other baby items is Amazon. It usually has the lowest prices, free shipping, free returns and no sales tax. How great is that? You can get BOB Stroller Strides Fitness for around $352 on Amazon (free shipping/free return and no sales tax). This is a great price because in most places it is sold for $469.
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