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Meet The World's Latest Exercise Craze For Mums (PICTURES)

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Jennifer Lungren demonstrates a Stroller Strides technique | Stroller Strides

Since the world starting talking about the rise 'power maternity' last week, instances of post-pregnancy achievement have caught the eye of HuffPost UK Lifestyle.

Fitness instructor Lisa Druxman decided to blend her passion for fitness with motherhood when she started Stroller Strides, more than a decade ago, just three months after her son Jacob was born.

After the birth of her son, the young mother set about creating a 60-minute class, during which other mummies achieve a total body workout using exercise tubing, the environment, and the stroller, while the baby has fun.

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But should women feel under pressure to get back in shape, or even start a new business, in those early months?

HuffPost UK Lifestyle blogger and Women Of The Future nominee Nicola Elliot commented recently that the concept of 'power maternity' (starting a business during your maternity leave) put too much pressure on new mums.

Physically and mentally navigating your way through life during this period is FAR MORE WORK THAN STARTING A BUSINESS. But hey! Let's do that as well! And right now. What a great time to start something that also needs your undivided attention. Ladies, are you nuts?

Yet, according to a statement, Stroller Strides has become one of the fastest growing fitness franchises in the US.

Should young mothers feel pressure to start a business? Let us know below what you think, below.