A round-up of Toronto classes for new moms that want to get out and get active while having fun with their littles. We’d love to provide something similar for everyone across the country but alas, we’re most familiar with our backyard – we hope that you’ll help us (read: your fellow parents nearby) out with more Canada-wide suggestions in the comments!
Location: Central, Midtown, and Downtown Toronto
Postnatal Bootcamp: Belly Bootcamp (outdoors: May-October, indoors: November-April)
Owner and operator and mom of three, Dara Bergeron knows that fitness for moms has to be convenient and effective. Her experienced trainers and prenatal/postnatal fitness specialists get results with the most modern methods of training and scheduling that works around you and your busy life.
Postnatal Barre, Pilates, and Yoga (with Baby!) at 889 Community
Barre classes specifically designed to strengthen, lengthen and transform your body from head to toe—with no barre experience required! Of course, hitting up a barre class when you have a wee one sounds complicated and time-consuming..unless you go to 889, where you can take your wee babe along to barre, pilates or a yoga class without missing a beat.
Yoga Babies, Crawlers Yoga, Family Yoga & Barre Babies at Toronto Yoga Mamas
Yoga for every stage from prenatal to family yoga for new, experienced and even soon-to-be mamas. Yoga Mamas is an amazing a “one stop shop” that offers yoga, barre, wellness and even doula services and wellness counselling.
Baby & Me Yoga and Pilaties at Padma Yogi
These baby and me fitness classes are open to babies/toddlers and their caregivers and focus on bonding, welcoming and nurturing. Wee ones can be incorporated into poses or can simply lie next to you on the mat while you get in your me-time. So you can make new friends and connect with your baby while getting a workout in.
Location: Milton, Burlington, & Oakville
Mom & Baby Yoga, Family Yoga, Mommy Bootcamp, Mom & Baby Dance, Mom & Baby Core Class at The Womb
Connect, stretch, breathe and relax with your wee one in a playful Family Yoga class (or one of many other options!). Through music and movement, babies have fun while developing gross motor skills and adults enjoy a nice yoga stretch. This class sparks imagination, works on gross motor skills, stimulates baby’s senses and is filled with hugs, giggles and laughter. No prior experience needed.
Mom & Baby Activities:
Location: Various Across Toronto
Baby Time! and Family Time! and Tons More at Toronto Public Library Locations
Toronto Public Libraries are a huge resource that we don’t take enough advantage of, considering our tax dollars fund it. They offer everything on various days at various times—from Bilingual Baby Time and Creative Play to Italian Storytime and a great class called Shake, Shimmy and Boogie. They also have great classes for just parents and older kids too (make sure to check the site for the locations nearest to you).
Location: Various Across Toronto
Music Programs at Rainbow Songs
You are never too young (or too old!) to start singing and Rainbow songs proves it. With repetition, songs help to reinforce language, the sounds and shapes of words and how they fit together in easy-to-remember phrases. In Rainbow Songs for Babies classes, wee ones under the age of 1 are welcome, along with caregivers for songs, movement, bonding and fun.