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Best Fitness Program for New Moms

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Finding time to exercise can be tough when you have a new baby. Finding new mom friends can be even tougher. But Fit4Mom Montgomery County offers fitness classes designed for parents with kids in tow, so you can bring the little ones, meet other moms and work out.

There are classes for every stage of motherhood. Stroller Strides combines strength training and cardio while keeping kids in strollers and entertained by songs and activities. Stroller Barre blends ballet, Pilates, barre and yoga moves. Fit4Baby prenatal classes focus on cardio, strength training, flexibility and balance. There’s also Body Back, a kid-free, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class and running club that includes group runs (you can run while pushing a stroller) and race training. All instructors are trained to work with pre- and postnatal women. Classes are generally one hour and cost $25 for a single session. Eight-class passes are available for $150 to $175; monthly unlimited memberships start at $65. (There’s also a $99 registration fee.)

While it’s built around a fitness program, Fit4Mom is more than just a workout. Free post-workout playgroups for children include crafts and story times; there’s also the occasional field trip to a library, farm or splash pad. Moms-night-out events are held monthly at places like nail salons, restaurants and movie theaters.

Events held at various locations; montgomerycounty.fit4mom.com

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