From swimming to yoga: Fun mom and baby activities to try

When your new baby is small, it’s only natural that you want to spend as much time with him or her as possible. Fortunately with these great activities, you can meet other moms, get fit and bond with your little one all at the same time.

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Stroller fitness

After having a baby, you might find it hard to fit in the cardio you need to shake off the extra weight. Fortunately options that make it easy to watch over your little one, socialize with other moms and fit in a solid workout are out there. Stroller fitness classes such as those offered by Mommy & Baby Fitness incorporate a combination of power walking, conditioning, strengthening, stretching and meditating. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to sing songs to your little one and chat with other moms in the fresh, open air.

Mom & Baby AquaFit

Swimming is a fun and important skill to have, and the sooner you get your little one comfortable in the water, the better. Fortunately plenty of great mom-and-baby swim classes, such as Fit 4 Two’s Mom & Baby AquaFit, that will help you ease back into your fitness routine and get your little one used to floating around in the water can be found. As of 6 months of age, your baby can have a blast with you singing songs, kicking around and bonding in the pool.

Postnatal yoga

Yoga is a wonderful activity for improving strength, flexibility, and breathing, and it can help you to relax your mind. You don’t have to give up all those benefits just because you have a little one on your hands. Mom-and-baby yoga offers you the chance to breathe, unwind, strike new poses and engage with your baby in fun and unique ways. And luckily for you, it’s one of the most popular postnatal activities to do, so finding a class near you should be easy.

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Finding a class

Mom-and-baby activities are incredibly popular. So whether you want to bond over Pilates, Zumba, cycling or hiking, you can find just what you’re looking for. Plenty of groups, from private clubs to community centres, hold great activity programs for moms and babies. Here are just some of the many fabulous organizations out there worth checking out:

Have fun getting fit and spending time with your little one!

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