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Workout Tips For New Moms

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Whether you were a workout fanatic or an exercise newbie before becoming a mom, we’re guessing you want to take care of that post-baby bod in some way, shape, or form. Here to help: Simone de la Rue, a celebrity trainer and fitness instructor in Los Angeles, and author of Body By Simone. Celeb moms like Naomi Watts swear by her method.

In her book, which is filled with meal plans, nutrition tips, and exercise moves, de la Rue addresses both the pregnant and postpartum mom, stressing the importance of consulting a physician prior to working out. New mamas looking to lose a few pounds, take note: de la Rue says women who underwent C-sections should be careful when performing abdominal work (ask your doc when it’s safe to start, and take it easy on those crunches!). And don’t hold yourself to ridiculously high standards.”Sometimes, you simply don’t have the time or energy to work out,” de la Rue writes. “This is totally fine!”

The key is to slowly get back into the groove. De la Rue recommends new moms try out her Level I: Corps de Ballet workouts. “Stick to the low-impact moves for a month or two to allow your body to regain some strength,” she writes. “After that, ease back into the regular routines.” As de la Rue reminds new and expectant moms, cardio, “contrary to what you might think, gives you a boost of energy.”

Anyone who’s tried a Body By Simone workout knows you’re going to break a sweat! A soothing shower with a cleanser like Olay Ultra Moisture Bar ($5.99 for 6) will feel great afterward.

In New York City or Los Angeles? Sign up for a Body By Simone class! Elsewhere? You can still squeeze in a workout from the comfort of your home. This one even incorporates Baby!

Exercise With Baby: Quads, Hamstrings and Butt
Exercise With Baby: Quads, Hamstrings and Butt
Exercise With Baby: Quads, Hamstrings and Butt

Image courtesy of Body By Simone. 

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Extreme Kiddie Classes

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Baby wearing headphonesOver-the-top or just in time? Super-hip “child-enrichment” programs like these are popping up everywhere.

Baby DJ School

You may think your babe is more likely to drop a paci than a hot beat, but parents in Brooklyn, New York, beg to differ. Kids who attend Baby DJ School mix beats using real DJ equipment and records. They even get to take their own record home because, well, drool happens.

$210 for seven classes; 3 months to 3 years;

CrossFit Kids

Pint-size athletes learn a modified version of the popular CrossFit workout (sans weights for the 5-and-under set) in select cities nationwide. If your tot can master the program, it might be time to buy that “My kid can do more squats than your kid” shirt we know you’ve always wanted.

Cost varies by location; 3 years and up;

Sushi 101 for Kids

Chopstick maestros don chef’s hats, learn the history of sushi making, and assemble their very own creations at participating Whole Foods Markets with a Genji Sushi bar. Grab your kiddo’s bamboo mat—it’s time to roll out!

Up to $15 per class with all proceeds going to the Whole Planet Foundation; ages 5 to 15;

—Sabrina James

Image: Baby wearing headphones via Vesna Andjic/Getty Images.


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