3 Easy Ways for New Moms to Shape Up

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You got the six-week okay from your doctor towork out again, but you're not quite ready toleave your little one with a sitter. No problem;just bring her along to one of these classes.

  • Stroller Strides (from $10 per class; strollerstrides.com) Choose between indoor sessionsat a local mall or outdoor workouts in a park.Classes last 60 to 75 minutes and include atleast 45 minutes of walking to crank up thecalorie burn, as well as muscle-toning movesthat use your stroller and a resistance band.
  • Baby Boot Camp (from $5 per class; babybootcamp.com) Despite the name of the class,your baby won't have to do anything morethan relax. You, however, will sweat your waythrough 55 to 75 minutes of strength trainingand cardio. The classes-there are threelevels-meet at community centers or parks.
  • Itsy Bitsy Yoga (from $14 per class; itsybitsyyoga.com) Newborns through 4-year-oldsare welcome at these hour-long sessions heldin yoga studios nationwide. As your child getsolder, she'll become more involved in theclass, performing poses beside you.
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