Have fun with your baby or child and stay in shape! Whether you want to get your pre-pregnancy body back or you’re simply looking for fun and active things to do with your toddler or child, these classes have you covered.
The classes we’ve highlighted here provide real workouts for adults but can be done with baby or kids in tow. They’re often called “mommy-and-me” but dads and caregivers are often welcome. Some classes do cater to post-birth recovery specifically for moms, though, so do call ahead.
A unique, high-flying class! At MommyAerial, kids and babies play while you learn circus and aerial skills: silks, trapeze, or hoops. For toddlers and pre-schoolers there are tunnels, mats, balls, ribbons, and more to play with. Cirque-ability also has a Family Aerial class option.
Salsa Babies/Salsa Tots
Strap your wee one into a carrier and get those hips moving to Latin grooves of salsa, cha cha, and merengue with Salsa Babies! Once your child is standing, you can do Salsa Tots together (ages 18 months–5 years).
If you want a serious post-natal workout with your baby, try a Fit Babies or Strollerbabies class at Oh Baby—both incorporate cardio and strength training, and use your baby as resistance! Oh Baby has a gentler mommy-and-baby yoga class, too.
Hit the pool for an aquafit workout! In Diaper-Fit, for adults with babies age 5 to 17 months, you’re challenged with an adult fitness class while your baby lounges or plays in a flotation device, then you both participate in family splash time with songs and infant/child water safety instruction.
There is also a Toddler-Fit class, but it’s less of a workout for grown-ups than an intro-to-swimming class for little ones.
Designed for moms to get back into shape after pregnancy, Belly Bootcamp allows you to workout alongside your baby (age 6 weeks+). Focus is one core strength and posture. Classes are held in various locations throughout the city: indoors in fitness studios November through April, outdoors in Toronto parks May through October.
With seven downtown locations, MamaDances has classes for parent/caregiver with baby or with toddler. Dance styles span the globe and all genres—a class may incorporate modern, ballet, folk, African, waltz, flamenco, and everything in between!
Mommy and Baby Fitness Workout & Play
Held at 10 different Toronto/GTA locations, each Mommy and Baby Fitness Workout & Play class is slightly different. (Find your location here.) Most are designed for babies from age 6 weeks to crawling, though some locations have workout classes that incorporate older kids too. Depending on location and time of year, you might find a Pilates/yoga/fitness fusion, stroller fitness, yoga, aquaplay, aquafit, or bootcamp.
YMCA Family Classes
Toronto has four YMCA health and fitness centres. In the GTA, there are centres in Brampton, Markham, Mississauga, North York, Oshawa, and Scarborough. Classes range by location, but include family classes for soccer, badminton, dance, and tai chi, plus family swim times. Classes change with the seasons, too, so check your local centre for what’s new.
Family Yoga Classes
There are many family yoga classes at yoga studios in and around the city that range from mom-and-baby yoga classes to yoga for the whole family—older kids, too.
Check out Toronto Yoga Classes for Kids in our online directory.
Find more mommy-and-me and kids fitness classes in Toddler & Baby Programs in our online directory.
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