Can’t seem to find any spare time to get to the gym or even go for a walk since baby arrived? Let these workout resources help you get back in shape by allowing you to slip on your yoga pants and sneakers and head to the family room, or take baby with you to sweat, tone or center yourself in an hour or less.
Work From Home
Stream a step-by-step fitness plan—which includes cardio, stretching and mindfulness—every week and exercise when it’s convenient for sleep-deprived you. For instance, if you only have 10 minutes before you little one wakes up to nurse, filter the online workouts by length and target areas such as lower body. All workouts can be with or without weights. Or visit Barre3 locations in Coppell, Frisco, Plano or Richardson, which each have a play area for staff members to watch your little during most class times (book in advance to secure a spot). At the Frisco location, a new 45-minute class is offered for the busiest of moms who want that 60-minute workout in less time. Bonus: Mention DFWChild when you book, and get a free class and play lounge pass.
Get customized 45-minute workouts from a personal trainer who comes to you (anywhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth area) two, three or four times a week to guide you through aerobics, core work, kickboxing, circuit-style full body weight training, high-intensity interval training and more. As part of the program, a registered dietitian helps you make healthy habit changes (like snacking on hummus and veggies instead of ice cream during middle-of-the-night feedings), and you’ll receive daily accountability, weekly coaching and a biometric assessment every month.
Cost: Packages start at $299 per month; the most popular six-month personal training and nutrition program starts at $999 per month. You can also build your own program to suit your budget and schedule.
Dallas-Fort Worth area; 214/736-9365
Sign up for Dallas personal trainer Marzia Prince’s 30-Day Plant Chics Challenge designed for moms and kids to include more plant-based foods in their diets. A grocery list provided by the program makes shopping a breeze. Along with nutrition guidance, the program includes four weeks of workouts ranging from strength to cardio to flexibility, all with the help of two certified health coaches to assist you and keep you accountable.
Cost: $99 for the 30-day challenge
Yogis on the Go
This Dallas-Fort Worth mobile yoga service brings instructors with years of experience to guide you through a personalized 60-minute practice, training just you, you and your hubby, or you and your girlfriends.
Cost: Introductory sessions from $35; single sessions from $99; discounts given for package purchases
Dallas-Fort Worth area; 214/550-2881
Bring Baby Along
Baby Boot Camp
Baby Boot Camp makes working out simple with outdoor exercise that involves your new addition (and their stroller). Each franchise owner sets their own calendar, making it easy to find nearby classes that work for you and junior’s schedule. The Stroller Fitness class incorporates aerobics, strength training and core exercises. For the overachievers, there are 10K and half-marathon programs too. Plus, the free moms club—called the MomStrong Tribe—serves as an informal playgroup for you and your kiddos, and once or twice a month after workouts, the camp hosts story time or crafts.
Cost: Try a class for free. Then there’s a $59 registration fee, and prices for class packages vary.
Build strength in your abs, pelvic area and whole body while spending time with baby at Mommy and Me Postnatal Yoga classes held at BundleBorn in Frisco. You’ll learn yoga moves that alleviate discomfort associated with caring for your newborn, such as neck, back, hip and wrist pain. The class is 30 minutes with 20 minutes of community time afterward, and drop-ins are welcome. Pro tip: Bring your baby’s favorite blanket. There are also prenatal yoga options for mamas-to-be.
Cost: $90 for six weeks and six consecutive classes
BundleBorn Midwifery & Pediatrics // 8501 Wade Blvd., Suite 630, Frisco
Bami Yoga // 972/998-9642 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tone and sculpt your post-baby body at FIT4MOM’s Stroller Strides, which incorporates—what else?—your baby in a stroller. Or practice ballet, Pilates, barre, yoga and stroller-based exercises to help you build strength, tone and improve posture in Stoller Barre. FIT4MOM communities called Our Village include mom-centric social outings such as moms night out and book clubs too.
Cost: One-time registration fee of $75, plus membership fees from $40 per month
Article was originally published in Dallas-FortWothBaby in Fall/Winter 2017. Photo courtesy of ©iSTOCK