Posted: Mar 30, 2012 8:13 AM
Getting a workout in with a new baby in the house is about as easy as getting a full night's sleep. But with a little creativity, you can get your bod back in a flash. Discover five fabulous workouts you can do with your baby.

Mambo Moms

Salsa, cha-cha and mambo your way back into shape with this sizzling hot workout DVD for new moms. With Mambo Moms, you can wear or hold your baby while you do a variety of exercises for cardio, strength training and flexibility. The gentle, self-paced workout is easy to follow and so much fun, you'll hardly know you are exercising.

Baby Boot Camp

Tired of that postpartum pooch? Sculpt your body while spending time with your baby with the Baby Boot Camp fitness program. Offering a variety of stroller fitness programs for new moms, Baby Boot Camp is every mama's dream come true. The program offers everything from cardio drills and strength training to yoga, flexibility and nutrition solutions in a supportive mom-friendly environment.

Itsy Bitsy Yoga

You don't have to find a babysitter to do this total body workout. Challenge your core, regain strength and bond with your baby as you practice yoga together. At the Itsy Bitsy Yoga studio, you can take classes with infants, toddlers and even preschool tykes. And the best part? Not only can you feel good about getting back into shape, the workout has impressive benefits for your baby too! "It will help her sleep longer and help stimulate her mental and physical development," explains Helen Garabedian, founder of Itsy Bitsy Yoga and certified infant developmental movement educator. Ready to get your Namaste on? Find an Itsy Bitsy Yoga class near you.

Roller Stroller

Lace up those four-wheeled beauties and get ready for a blast to the past because roller skating is making a huge comeback! The latest fitness fad for moms, many roller skating rinks are designating a session or two each week to roller stroller, a time when moms can skate around the rink with their babies in tow. Not only is this a killer workout for mom, but babies have a great time too. Live in a cold climate? Some ice rinks are also offering time for stroller skating moms.


Get all the benefits of a whole-body Pilates workout while you exercise with your baby. The unique Mamalates program is specially designed with postpartum moms in mind to strengthen the parts of their bodies most affected by pregnancy and birth. You will enjoy bonding with your baby while you tone your core, relax your mind and get back in tiptop shape. If you live in Portland, you can take class at the Mamalates studio, or buy the DVD and work out in the comfort of your very own home.

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