Spring weather has finally arrived, so let the sun and warmer temps be your motivation to get moving. Get your pre-pregnancy shape back with an outdoor mommy and me workout class. These eight sweat sessions are tailor-made for new moms looking to get fit, and count the kiddos in on the fun, too. From Central Park to McCarren Park and everywhere in between, you’re sure to find one near you.
The When and Where: Riverside Blvd. (63rd and West End Ave.) on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Carl Schurz Park (86th St. & East End Ave.) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Best For: Moms of all fitness levels looking for a complete hour, full-body workout with baby in tow.
Get Started: $25 for drop-in classes, $190/10-pack, or $125 unlimited monthly access.
The When and Where: Central Park on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 1:30 p.m.
Best For: Moms looking for personalized attention – classes are limited to just eight participants, and are based on a combo of Pilates and cardio.
Get Started: Sign up here. Classes are $226/6-week session
The When and Where: Prospect Park (11th St. entrance at Prospect Park West) on Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
Best For: New moms hoping to improve their cardiovascular endurance (exercises include pushups, leg lifts, triceps dips and jogging).
Get Started: Email email@example.com for current rates, and to sign up.
The When and Where: Meets in McCarren Park, Wednesdays or Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Best For: Pregnant and postnatal moms (and their babies) alike can participate in STROLLFIT, which includes cardio drills, strength training, stretching and ab exercises.
Get Started: Your first class is free, then you’ll pay $150/8-pack or $119 for a monthly contract.
The When and Where: Fort Hamilton High School Field (8301 Shore Rd., Bay Ridge) on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
Best For: Moms looking for a low-impact workout that will ease them back into exercise post-baby.
Get Started: Sign up online here. Purchase a single class for $20, or 6 sessions for $102.
The When and Where: Meets in Battery Park City, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 3 p.m.
Best For: Moms looking for a full-body workout that incorporates cardio (including running and jogging), strength training and resistance exercises.
Get Started: Click here to sign up. Purchase a class pack at $239/8 sessions, or drop-in for $35/session.
The When and Where: Prospect Park’s Long Meadow. While Chana, who runs Move It Momma, is currently on maternity leave, you can check the site later this spring to find out when classes are picking back up.
Best For: Those looking to focus on strength training will especially appreciate Chana’s approach, which incorporates elements of Pilates, kickboxing, cardio-sculpt and more. Newborns through toddlers are welcome, with classes scheduled around frequent baby nap times, so they can (hopefully) peacefully snooze as you feel the burn.
Get Started: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get an update on when Chana will be returning. Classes are $20 for single drop-ins, $160/10-pack, or $90/5-pack.
The When and Where: Central Park on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:25 a.m.; Thursdays at 10:10 a.m., and Saturdays at 9:55 a.m. Carl Shurz Park on Tuesdays at 10:25 a.m.
Best For: Moms looking to put some serious work into getting their abs back.
Get Started: Sign up online here. Drop-in classes are $25, and a season pass is $265.
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Photos courtesy of Fit4Mom, Baby Boot Camp & Move it Momma