I have to admit, loosing baby weight has been one of the hardest challenges I have ever faced. It's hard to find the time and energy some days to shower let alone exercise. I promised myself while Rob was deployed that I would start taking better care of myself and run a 5k. I quickly realized the easiest way to get in exercise was walking with Parker. The only trouble was using our normal stroller on our uneven side walks. It was often a bumpy, uncomfortable and ultimately very short ride.
I was so excited when I was given the chance to review the Joovy Zoom 360. I fell in love with this stroller the moment I laid my eyes on her. Yes, our Joovy Zoom 360 is a female because only another female would know it exactly what motivation I needed to get up and moving! Over the past two months I have been running a few times a week because she couldn't give me a good reason not to.
Joovy takes great pride in their products which is evident in their thorough packaging methods. All of the empty space in the box was filled with cardboard so it couldn't collapse in transit. They also understand that parents are busy and don't have a ton of time to put together a million piece stroller. Joovy found a way to deliver a high quality, well built stroller with only a few pieces to assemble.
This stroller is packed with amazing features from top to bottom. "Made from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum and 600D fabric the Zoom is ready for tough duty." It provides a smooth ride with amenities to make passenger and driver comfortable. The mesh backing keeps air flowing when the seat is reclined while the covered window & sun visor give me the option to check on him without stopping. I was very impressed by what I can only describe as a HUGE canopy. A nice feature about the Zoom is the flexibility to lock the front wheel for long runs.
Between the Parent Organizer, mesh pocket and undercarriage there is plenty of space for all your necessities for long day trips. The undercarriage is perfect for a diaper bag and cooler with lunch. We keep the changing pad and diapers in the mesh pocket for easy access. The Parent Organizer holds my phone, keys and water.
One of my favorite features is the rain cover. It secures all around the stroller to help stay put even in wind. It covers all of the necessities but still plenty of vents to keep air flowing inside. You can also open up part of the cover so there is no need to remove the whole thing during breaks in bad weather.
The air pump can be secured in the undercarriage basket to fill the tires on the go. I didn't ride a bike much growing up so I wasn't very familiar with air pumps. I will admit it took about 20 minutes to figure it out. For those in the same boat, I shared some photos to help ya out!
I had a blast running The Color Run 5k and felt more confident participating. Parker enjoyed watching in our Joovy Groove which is perfect for the busy streets of Baltimore. Next year he will be riding along with me in our Joovy Zoom 360! I still have a long way to go on my weight loss journey but having the means to get out and run with Parker will make it easy!
The Joovy Zoom 360 is available for $269.99 and comes in three colors. Don't forget to follow Joovy along on Facebook and Twitter.