3 Easy Ways for New Moms to Shape Up
You got the six-week okay from your doctor to work out again, but you're not quite ready to leave your little one with a sitter. No problem; just bring her along to one of these classes.
- Stroller Strides (from $10 per class; stroller strides.com) Choose between indoor sessions at a local mall or outdoor workouts in a park. Classes last 60 to 75 minutes and include at least 45 minutes of walking to crank up the calorie burn, as well as muscle-toning moves that use your stroller and a resistance band.
- Baby Boot Camp (from $5 per class; baby bootcamp.com) Despite the name of the class, your baby won't have to do anything more than relax. You, however, will sweat your way through 55 to 75 minutes of strength training and cardio. The classes—there are three levels—meet at community centers or parks.
- Itsy Bitsy Yoga (from $14 per class; itsy bitsyyoga.com) Newborns through 4-year-olds are welcome at these hour-long sessions held in yoga studios nationwide. As your child gets older, she'll become more involved in the class, performing poses beside you.