It’s winter in New York City, but that doesn’t mean it’s too cold to exercise! From time to time you may have seen a mommy (or daddy) working out with a stroller in the streets of the city. And if you prefer to stay inside, we also have some excellent indoor options as well.
Top baby and me exercise classes in NYC
Fit 4 Mom is a program that supports mothers through all stages of motherhood. They even incorporate strollers!
When abbreviated, Mind Over Matter equals M.O.M. The program was started by personal trainer Joshua Margolis to help get you back into shape.
You’ve heard of jazzercise, now get ready for Strollercise. This work out is great for new moms who want to exercise with a stroller like a pro.
Want to try another stroller workout? Movin mamas is for you! Work up a sweat with 7 other mama’s all while using a moms’ trusty tool: their stroller.
Love yoga? If yes this program is for you! They offer yoga for kids and moms alike! Even expecting moms are welcome.
Fitnotics will kick you into shape by teaching you how to safely workout in an effective way.
Core Challenge: 5-Count Core Engagement. 🔸 Whatever you’re doing, whether walking, standing, sitting, whatever – wrap your torso to cinch your waist and pull stomach up and in towards your spine just half way. So you’re not pulling up and in as far as possible yet. Just half way. That is your starting and ending position. 🔸 From your half-way point, take 5 counts to slowly pull upper, middle, and lower abs up and in towards your spine as far back as possible. Release a tiny amount with control and pull back in slowly for another 5 counts. Make sure entire stomach is coming in. Place your hand on each of the 3 areas to cue the muscles to engage. 🔸 Do at least 5 in a row before releasing. 🔸 Keep shoulders relaxed away from ears and make sure you’re not rounding your back, leaning, or dropping your chest. Stand (or sit) up tall. 🔸 If you tend to hold your breath, count out loud. . . . #fitnoticcore30 #fitnoticcorestrengthening #diastasisrecti #noexcusemom #noexcuses #fitmomsinspire #fitmom #fitmoms #fitmomsofig #igfitmoms #fitmommy #fitmomma #fitmum #fitmama #core #bodyafterbaby #prenatalfitness #fitpregnancy #corestrength #strongmom #strongwomen #fitmomstrongmom #momswholift #momswithmuscle #postpartumfitness #fitmomlife #athomeworkout #corestrengthening #momswithabs #strongmoms
We love these baby and me classes because, as you know, our little ones have tons of energy and it allows them to let some of it out! As speech pathologists, we feel that exercising with your child not only gives you the opportunity to connect, but also allows you to target important language skills!
If he is in the stroller, on your hip, or even on the floor, you can work on eye contact. As she makes eye contact, it gives your child a chance to look at your lips while you talk and sing to her. This is the foundation of learning language. You can target action words: kick, stretch, sit, stand, push, pull, etc. What better way to learn language by staying healthy at the same time?! It’s also a great way to meet new parents.
Debbie Shiwbalak, M.A., CCC-SLP, has a Baccalaureate of Arts in Speech Pathology and is a graduate of Long Island University-CW Post Campus, where she received a Master of Arts in Speech Pathology in 2001. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the state of New York to practice speech-language pathology. Debbie has 13 years experience as a speech pathologist in the New York City area. She co-authored a chapter of “Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism” and presents at parent and professional workshops all over New York City.
Alpin Rezvani, M.A., CCC-SLP, graduated from New York University with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) and has New York licensure in Speech-Language Pathology. She has 7 years of experience as a speech pathologist in the New York City area and was an adjunct instructor at New York University. She co-authored three chapters of “Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism” and presents at parent and professional workshops all over New York City.
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