Mommy & Baby

WHAT TO EXPECT

Bond with your baby and meet other moms as you squeeze in a yogalates workout during our parent-child classes, when offered.

LEVEL

Beginner

INTENSITY

Low Low Intensity

WEAR

Comfortable workout attire. Shoes are not necessary. Bring water, a blanket for the baby, your diaper bag and a mat (or use a mat from the studio).

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Don’t wait until your little one goes to bed to squeeze in a workout – bring them with you!

**Group sessions are currently on hiatus, however, you can gather a group of friends and schedule this class at your convenience. Read on for details.**

Bond with your baby, build back strength, tighten your core and meet other parents in our Mommy & Baby Yogalates classes. This program focuses on recovery from pregnancy and birth, devoting extra attention to the shoulders, back, chest and other muscles most affected by carrying and breastfeeding babies.

In addition to stretching, the Pilates component will give you a chance to get a true core workout using classical exercises modified to incorporate your little one.

Babies benefit from spending quality time with you, too! When they’re not being held during a pose, they’ll rest on or near your mat, watching as you flow through the movements. You’ll also have opportunities to guide your baby through gentle stretches and Pilates exercises designed to improve balance, circulation, digestion and range of motion. 

Don’t worry about your baby “disrupting” class – we fully expect to hear cooing, fussing and squealing. Even if you’re interrupted to feed, change or soothe your little one, we’ll do our best to make sure you still get a workout. 

No prior yoga or Pilates experience required. You can start anytime after your doctor clears you for postpartum exercise (generally six weeks after giving birth) and continue until your baby is actively crawling. Dads are welcome to join in for a workout, too! 

Ready to give it a try? Gather a group of four or more parents and we’ll set up a session at your convenience at our South Street studio. Simply email info@phillydancefitness.com to schedule.

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