Just *try* not to smile. You can't.
Mommy & Me fitness classes have always been the ultimate bonding experience for new moms and their little ones. They're the perfect way to spend time with your babies while doing something healthy and fun—all without the stress of having to find a sitter. And now there's an interesting new music and movement option in the mix: Zumba.
That's right—Zumba for kids is now a thing. It totally makes sense if you think about it. Zumba is already a pretty popular workout for moms, why not expand it to include the kiddos too? And of course, the creators have given the workout a seriously cute new name: Zumbini.
"We know that meaningful bonding only happens when parents and their children have fun together," Zumbini CEO Jonathan Beda told Parents.com. "Thanks to our original music and unique curriculum, Zumbini classes are enjoyable for both the parent and child. More importantly, while you're having fun with your little one, they are developing their cognitive, social, emotional, and motor skills at this critical age."
Billed as "happy hour for you and your baby," each class is 45 minutes long and features a mix of music, dance, and educational tools for kids up to 4 years old. And get this: Not only can you and your mini me attend a live Zumbini session, but there's also an interactive TV show called "Zumbini Time." It's basically a shortened version of the class you can do at home on those days when you just can't seem to get it together and leave the house. Pretty cool, right?
The class airs on BabyFirst TV weekdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. ET, and on Saturdays at 7:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Visit Zumbini.com to find a live Zumbini class near you.
Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Instagram and Twitter.