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J: Why We Love Our Joovy Jogging Stroller

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Last week Team FAB Mama member Wahida who is also my sister friend texted me saying how much she loves her new double jogger. She has a 2 and 4 year old . She is a working mom and has found it difficult to fit working out into her schedule. Well not anymore. We talked about her getting a jogging stroller for a few months. She took the plunge and she couldn’t be happier.

When Zoë was 6 months and after months of research I finally purchased a jogging stroller. The Joovy Zoom 360. I’m sure you have seen us and our Zoom Zoom whizzing by on at least one occasion. Today I posted a pic of my new Brooks PureFlow3 running kicks and a snip bit of Zoom Zoom including a little Zoë leg action. A few people asked about the stroller so here are the reasons I love it and why it is possibly the best piece of baby gear we have:

Ease of Use

Lift a latch to open. Pull a cord to close. That’s pretty much it.

Comfortable Ride

Zoë has only cried a handful of times in Zoom Zoom. Each time she was tired, hungry, teething or missing me. I left her with my sister in law at the park and she had a meltdown. Needless to say I had to run back to meet them and then carry her in arms for 1.25 miles in order for her to calm down. Bonus miles and a killer arm/core workout. Our Joovy seat adjusts easily by pulling on the strap behind the seat. One of the features I love the most is the canopy. It can be left up or adjusted in two positions. This is great for when Zoë is sleeping, the weather is chilly or blocking out excess sun.

Joovy Collage

Height & Grip

When I was in search of a jogging stroller, I paid attention to the heights. Although the handlebar is not adjustable, the Joovy sits high enough for my husband to run comfortable with Zoë. He is 6’2. I also like the height for my long arms. I never feel like my arms are stretching too far in order to have a secure grip. The ankle strap is a bit long. My husband double wrapped it and now it perfect.

Extras

Mesh pockets for baby stuff was a great way to add the feature of storage without extra bulk. Hi-5 for this Joovy. I love that the stroller came with a removable storage attachment. The rain cover completely shields the stroller no matter what position the canopy is in. Score! The wheel pump is so necessary. Some jogging strollers require you to buy some of these extras. Not Joovy. They have it all figured out.

Transport

The Joovy is pretty big but I have successful stowed it in our trunk, the front seat and in the trunk of my mother’s Honda Accord. I am contemplating a trip up North with it via plane. Now that will be interesting. LOL

Cost, Style & Years to come

The Joovy retails for $259.99 at Buy Buy Baby. Sure there are cheaper alternatives on the market but most of them are not true jogging strollers. Don’t let the 1 front wheel fool you! And then there are the $400 plus joggers. Loved the look of many of them but I didn’t need the extra cost. You can use a 20% off coupon at Buy Buy Baby to buy your Joovy. Also check Craigslist and local Children’s Consignment shops. Many people purchase these strollers with the thought of getting in shape with the children however lots of people fail to commit. A used jogger in most instances will be practically new. Just a thought.

Having a jogger takes all the excuses out of not being able to get in a run, jog or brisk walk. Just strap your little one in, load up your necessities and get moving. Plus with the jogger you get some weight resistance. They Hubs told me I was going to slow one day. I told him to take over the jogger. He handed it back within 5 minutes. Yes it is a workout in itself now add some hills to the mix. You get the picture.

Stay tune for techniques on running and working out with a jogger.

Do you have a jogger? If so, which one. If not, will you be heading out to get one?

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13 Comments

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    Alli
    April 16, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Jogging strollers have certainly came a long way since my kids were small! Love it!
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      M J
      April 17, 2014 at 12:05 AM

      Hi Alli, I know right. These things are close to becoming car note level. LOL. I do enjoy running with it and the suspension is awesome. Zoe never complains when we hit a rough patch.

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    Stephanie
    April 16, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    I have been searching for a good jogging stroller and haven’t heard of this one but with the price point and your review, it’s one I need to consider. Thanks!
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      M J
      April 17, 2014 at 12:03 AM

      Stephanie I was the same. I just couldn’t bring myself to spend $400 plus. I used my 20% off and was happy with that. Depending on where you are I did see some good looking (great brand) joggers at Finders Keepers about 1 week ago. Worth a shot.

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    Kristin
    April 17, 2014 at 3:40 AM

    We have one, but the hubs doesn’t love it for his runs. I wonder if he’d like this one? It looks fab!

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      M J
      April 17, 2014 at 3:54 AM

      Hi Kristin, I think this one was built for dads in mind. The height definitely feels right for them. My Hubs also enjoys pumping the tires. LOL. Check it out at your local Buy Buy Baby. I don’t recall seeing this model at Babies R Us. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Alvina Castro
    April 17, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Love the canopy! This is one of the strollers on my must buy list. I will check craigslist first then if not use the 20% off. thanks for the info!
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      M J
      April 17, 2014 at 10:51 PM

      Hi Alvina. This stroller gets more use than our regular stroller. I love it. Zoe enjoys it too. Definitely check out Craiglist or a children’s consignment store near you. I have seen great ones there as well.

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    Susan
    December 18, 2016 at 8:32 AM

    Hi M J,
    It’s really outstanding stroller. I love the stroller. I have a Joovy double jogging stroller for my kids. This stroller features are so good and it’s designed mindblowing. Thanks for sharing a good stroller. I like your post.
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      M J
      December 19, 2016 at 12:56 PM

      Thanks Susan. I love the Joovy. I have my idea on the Joovy bike stroller than can also be used on its own.

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    Kenneth Casey
    September 27, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Joovy are well known for their good quality strollers. I am also using Joovy for the past 1.5 years. Never faced any problems with it. I also recommended this to my relatives.

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    S M Sid
    February 11, 2019 at 11:49 PM

    Hi Joovy was pretty much good specially its folding system and size. I have used this for my first baby. Also got supports from sellers. Really like this.

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    S M Sid
    February 11, 2019 at 11:54 PM

    Hi, I love its Graco Click Connect Infant Car Seat ..one click installation…just amazing!

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