Exercise Options for Mom and Baby

Teach your child healthy habits from the start by introducing them to sports and activities you can do together. Kids who see mom and dad enjoying physical activity are more likely to make it a part of their everyday lives as they get older. So get out and get physical for yourself and your little one.

Baby Swim Lessons
You’ve probably seen those fascinating videos of infants swimming happily submerged completely underwater. Baby swim lessons involve parent and baby taught together so that both the parent and baby understand the basic skills of infant swimming, including water play, breath control, and comfort with submersions. Classes generally start at 6 months and up. Offered at most recreation centers and at Blue Dolphin Swim School in Broomfield and Lafayette, and Infant Aquatics, with locations
across Colorado, including Longmont’s Swim Float Swim. bluedolphinswimschool.com, infantaquatics.com

Mommy and Baby Yoga
Mom and baby can bond through yoga and baby massage, while new moms benefit from improved posture, core strength, balance and flexibility. These gentle sessions will have new moms breathing a sigh of relief as they stretch tired muscles and have a chance to take a moment to calm themselves and re-center. At the Westminster Rec Center, Belly Bliss in Denver, and Yo Momma in Boulder. bellybliss.org, yomamaboulder.com

Jump Bunch
Designed to introduce kids to 70 different sports and physical activities, JumpBunch is a structured program that helps build coordination, self-esteem, and a love of physical activity. At Paul Derda Recreation Center in Broomfield, the JumpBunch program is offered as a parent-tot class for children 18 to 36 months old. broomfield.org, jumpbunchlocations.com

Stroller Strides
In this multi-tasking workout, moms engage in a full-body workout led by specially-trained fitness instructors all while weaving in songs and activities designed to keep babies occupied and engaged. Locations in Denver, Littleton, Highlands Ranch and Colorado Springs. strollerstrides.com

Moxi Moms Hikes
It seems only fitting that a mom’s group based in Boulder would enjoy hiking with their tots! Among many other activities, Moxi Moms leads a mom and kid hike every Friday—not to mention mom-only hikes and activities, Zumba playgroups, and lots of other support groups and activities. Groups in Boulder, Lafayette and Broomfield. moxie-moms.com

Mommy and Me Dance and Play Time
Designed to get mama and baby moving together, this class for crawlers up to 24 months highlights a different movement theme each week. Parents and kids discover new ways to communicate and connect through dance and play, with free play for kids (and chat time for moms) afterward. At Belly Bliss in Denver. bellybliss.org

Kindermusik
Combining music and creative movement, Kindermusik classes are designed for newborns up to 3 years old and their parents to participate in songs, stories, instrument play and discovering all kinds of fun movement. Offered all over the Front Range. kindermusik.com

Baby Boot Camp
Don’t worry: no one’s going to be yelling at your baby to drop and give them 20. This boot camp is for moms, with stroller-based strength exercises customized to the demands of being a mom. Offered in Colorado Springs. babybootcamp.com

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