One thing I never really had to worry about in my younger years was trying to stay fit. It came naturally for me, that is until I had children. Everything changed! I don’t know what it is, but once I had kids it didn’t matter how well I was eating or how much exercising I was doing I just haven’t been able to take off the extra weight I’ve gained over the years. To make matters worse, I’m reaching that dreaded time of a women’s life, you know that menopausal time. I have always come up with excuse after excuse when it came to getting into shape. I don’t have time, nap time has come for the baby, I don’t have the right equipment, etc.
NO MORE EXCUSES!
OK, maybe one more excuse…I need to get over this cold – can’t go out sweating and coughing like I am right now!
When my complementary Joovy Zoom 360, that I requested in exchange for my honest opinion, arrived I was super excited. I wanted to get out there and start walking. Yes, walking. I know that it’s a jogging stroller, but you have to remember I’m almost 40 years old and haven’t really done much in the way of exercising since high school. I did have some great walking going on in 2010 when I walked in the 3-Day Walk for breast cancer, but that’s about it.
It was about 10 minutes from the time I took the Joovy Zoom 360 pieces out of the box until the time I buckled Xavier up into his new stroller. That was only because I stopped to take pictures. I unpacked everything, looked at the instructions, set everything up for the picture, got Xavier to pose with the pieces, and then finally started to put it together. Snap on two wheels, sliding on the front wheel and locking it into place, and then adding on the parent organizer. Oh and I even put air into the tires.
Yes, it really was that easy to assemble! After I got it all assembled, it was time for Xavier to go down for a nap, which kind of sucked because he really wanted to go out and test it out and so did I. However, I made him wait until after his nap and then we took it for a short stroll just to get the feel for it.
One of the reasons I wanted to try out the Joovy Zoom 360 over other jogging strollers is because this one has a front wheel that you can unlock, which allows it to swivel for easier turns. Since I am new to jogging, so new that I haven’t even started yet, I wanted to make sure that I was able to control the stroller as much as possible. It is super easy to lock and unlock the front wheel, just flip a little level and it is locked and/or unlocked.
I do have to admit that I am very surprised at how high up Xavier is in his Zoom 360, I was not expecting him to be so high. This is a great thing! With our regular stroller he is able to sit up real high, which makes it a great experience for him wherever we go because he is high enough up to see things; unlike in most strollers.
One of the other things that impressed me about the Zoom 360, is the height of the handle for pushing. My husband is just over 6 foot and I remember having such a hard time with him pushing a stroller because they normally have very low handles. Now, no matter where we go and which stroller we take I know that he will be comfortable pushing the stroller!
The parent organizer is wonderful! It allows for two drinks to be placed in it, which makes it great when the family all goes out for the day. We don’t have to worry about one person holding their own drink. It’s also has a large middle compartment for holding your personal items; wallet, keys, or whatever else you may need to place in there. There is a pretty large storage basket that can hold up to 5 pounds of items; more than enough space for a diaper bag or lunch basket for days out.
- Seating – Extra wide seat with mesh pockets for toys, gear, etc. 5-point harness with reflective stitching. Multi-position reclining seat with extra high ride height.
- Shocks – Shock absorbing suspension.
- Canopy – Huge canopy with covered window & sun visor.
- Rain/Wind Cover – Included a custom fit rain/wind cover.
- Super compact fold.When completely folded it is 18″ high by 26″ wide by 36.5″ long!
- Weighs 26.8 pounds.
The nice thing is we will be able to use this stroller not only for Xavier, but Thaddeus is able to use it too. The maximum weight limit for a child is 75 pounds, so we’ll be getting a good amount of use out of it.
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I am vowing to make it out at least three times each week and going at least two miles each time. We’ll (Xavier and I) get some fresh air, exercise, and some mommy and son time together! Let’s work together and walk this extra weight off!