Baby Boot Camp Offers New Workout Specifically For Moms
POSTED: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 8:02pm
EL PASO- Most moms say it's tough to lose weight after having a baby. A brand new class gives moms the opportunity to workout together and bond over motherhood.
The trainer says the best part is not having to worry about getting a sitter because your baby is part of the workout.
"I have an 8-month old so I’m getting back into fitness after having a baby," said Michaela.
Michaela Dorf is getting in shape by taking a brand new class in El Paso called Baby Boot Camp. "Baby Boot Camp is a stroller-based fitness program, which means, moms come out indoors or outdoors and work out with babies in their strollers," said Baby Boot Camp instructor Angelica Talavera.
Michaela says she loves that the workout saves her money on a baby sitter and lets her do something unique with her baby. "When you're running with the stroller, you get a better workout because you've got the resistance of a stroller," said Michaela.
Angelica Talavera started the class less than a month ago. Moms bring their kids, ages six weeks to four years old, to the one-hour class. "It’s specifically designed for pre-natal and post-partum women. The training incorporates modifications if women are pregnant," said Angelica.
Michaela took a baby boot camp where she used to live and she says another benefit of the program is the example she set for her daughter. "She is really interested in working out. She always asks me every morning, "Are you working out? Are you taking the stroller?" She can do push-ups and sit ups and all that," said Michaela.
"In addition to the fitness component, we also have play dates and monthly mom night outs, so we're really trying to adjust not just the physical needs of a new mom but the social needs as well and really offering that network of support," said Angelica.
While it's been pleasant outdoors, the weather is getting colder and they're looking to move the workout indoors for the winter months. "We’re willing to collaborate with anyone who'd be willing to provide indoor space for us. We'd really appreciate that," said Angelica.
Michaela encourages moms to try the class and see what a difference it can make for them, as it has for her. "The hardest thing is waking up in the morning and working out so once you get out there, if you have a group of moms that you can get together with and do something together it's worth it and you'll see the benefits," said Michaela.
Baby Boot Camp meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Moms can try out the first class for fee. The first 15 moms to show up get a 10% discount. There are different pricing packages available, depending on how many classes you'd like to take.