Haven’t had the chance to work out over the holidays? Fear not, we’ve got some great workout options for you! Bring your newborns to school-aged kids to these fitness classes that welcome all ages, get in shape and get some bonus bonding time. It’s a win-win for all! So practice your best tree pose with the family for some fitness fun.
photo: All Together Yoga/Tali Serota
Mom and Baby Yoga
Jane Austin has prepped thousands of pregnant women for motherhood though her popular prenatal yoga classes, videos and workshops. Once baby is here, she invites you both back for yoga for two at Yoga Tree Valencia. The 1.5 hour classes focus on strengthening and stretching, as well as some sweet time to snuggle and sing songs with your babe. Perfect for pre-crawlers and moms at least six weeks postpartum.
1234 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA
These mama-focused classes promise to relieve back pain by focusing on strengthening your core, arms, back and that good old pelvic floor. In addition to toning all the spots that have gone soft on the road to mamahood, instructor Stephanie Forster will share simple tricks to ease the physical and postural challenges that come with having a newborn. Pre-crawlers welcome.
Bonus: New students get $20 off with this coupon.
1452 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA
Mommy & Me Pilates at Pilates ProWorks
Moms, bring your babies and have fun getting in shape while meeting other moms. This special Pilates class is designed for new moms and you can park your babies in their strollers behind the Fitformers. Work out and get toned abs while the babies watch.
2238 Union Street
San Francisco, CA
It’s Yoga, Family!
This unique space in the Presidio has classes for almost every age group, from babies to crawlers to toddlers right on up to teens. The family class for parents with kids under five offers movement, stretching and strength building for both kiddies and their caregiver. Or add some zen to your school-aged kid’s repertoire and bring him to age 6+ family yoga that includes some much-needed meditation.
It’s Yoga Kids
569 Ruger St.
San Francisco, CA
Yogalayam in Berkeley will definitely have a class that suits you be it prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga (parent and up to 12 month old baby), parent-toddler yoga or family yoga. The classes with toddlers have skilled caregivers and singing, dancing and finger play making it toddler heaven. They’ve gained a reputation for being able to transport even the wildest toddler into a zen-like state.
The family yoga caters to different age groups with games, dancing, singing and massage. Bring a snack for your kiddo (no meat, please) and get ready to watch the magic happen.
1717 Alcatraz Ave.
All Together Yoga
Breathe, bend and bond at this intergenerational yoga class. Kids ages four and up bring a parent or other special adult and the pair participates in yoga games, conscious breathing, acting out stories and other fun with yoga. Instructor Liz Nichols knows how to bring a love of yoga to even the most beginning yogis. Class meets on the second Sunday of the month. Bonus: grandparents (or other special “grandfriends”) are free!
Park Boulevard Yoga Center
4226 Park Boulevard
photo: Pilates ProWorks
Mom & Baby and Mom & Toddler Yoga
Blossom Birth offers yoga classes for moms with babies and toddlers that provide a supportive environment where moms can gain strength through fitness and also by bonding with other moms (dads are welcome, too). Restore core strength, relax with calming music and allow the kids to do as they will—all part of a class at Blossom. You can even bring multiple children of various ages to the Mom & Toddler class.
299 S. California Ave.
Palo Alto, CA
Baby Boot Camp
Strollfit is Baby Boot Camp’s signature class—a 60-minute workout with your baby (or babies) on wheels, featuring strength training exercises, stretching and the killer ab assault. Yoginis with little ones should try Strollga, where strollers sub in for blocks and belts. Both classes are offered daily in outdoor locations up and down the Bay, from Golden Gate Park to Lake Temescal to Los Gatos. Check out the site and enter your zipcode to find the location nearest you.
photo: Blossom Birth Services/ Rosalinda Luna Photography
Got a little Rockstar on your hands? Then head over to Bay Club Cupertino for a workout that’s guaranteed to get the blood pumpin’! POUND is a full-body cardio jam session that uses lightly-weighted Ripstix® to get the body moving. Rockstars age 7 up (plus mom or dad) will enjoy jamming to amazing tunes while getting a workout at the same time. Grab a free 3-day guest pass if you are not a member.
10101 North Wolfe Road
Parent & Child Krav Maga
If something a little more physical is your thing, then head over to KravZone for some parent/child Krav Maga classes. Learn basic martial arts maneuvers and gain special one-on-one time with your child (age five and above). Drills and games make the class fun especially when the kids get to boss the parents around. Sign up for a free trial to check it out.
1030 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Rd.
Head to the Campbell Library for this free class where school-aged kids will love learning to salsa, merengue and more with mom and dad. Class meets (most) Saturdays at 10 a.m. Bring a small towel and your high energy!
77 Harrison Ave.
Fit4Mom includes classes like Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre and Body Back. These outdoor fitness classes are built around the busy lives and needs of moms with babies. Classes take place throughout the Bay Area, including Menlo Swim and Sport, the Mill Valley Community Center and Howarth Park in Santa Rosa. Great for any stroller-aged kids, as workouts come complete with songs and games to keep the little ones entertained.
Peninsula/South Bay: sfpeninsula.fit4mom.com
Santa Rosa: sesantarosa.fit4mom.com
Pomegranate Family Yoga Series
The family that does downward dog together—get the whole crew on the mat, as this class caters to everyone, from babies on boppies to toddlers and bigger kids ready to join in. Pomegrante also offers plenty of postnatal classes AND childcare, so if you would rather sweat solo, this is your spot.
25 Tamalpais Ave.
San Anselmo, CA
What class do you and your tots enjoy? Let us know in the comments!
—Shruti Priya & Kate Loweth