Child-friendly Yoga and Other Exercise Adventures
Getting rid of your mama-belly and finding a routine that works with the busy mama-schedule is anything but easy. So any time we hear about exercise options with childcare provided, we see this as our duty to pass it on. Jennie writes about her recent find, and would like to hear about some of your experiences:
I'd love to open up a topic about baby and child-friendly ways to exercise. We joined Bally's when my older son was a baby, and while I was optimistic, he never settled into the childcare there (though they were great), so I rarely got more than a 20 minute workout and felt guilty most of the time. Recently I learned of a family and community friendly yoga studio in Vancouver called "Satsang Yoga" that has "kid watch/child yoga" for children 6 months to 7 years during some of their classes. Its a new studio and the childcare is now mostly play, however the intent is for it to evolve into yoga play. I tried my first class this week and was quite excited. The strength yoga class with Dana was wonderful, and my 2 1/2 year old and 10 month old were happily engaged in the next room with a super woman named Charlene. To learn more, their website is www.satsangyoga.net. Personally I'm looking for a way to get in some good solid routines, but I'm also looking for some inspired variety. I'd like to heartily recommend Satsang. Does anyone have any other suggestions for gyms and classes .... or kid-friendly bike rides and hikes?