Whether you’re a hardcore marathoner or someone who prefers to limit daily exercise to the distance between the fridge and the couch, having kids changes everything. The goal of being in shape becomes less about fitness for its own sake, and more about staying healthy to be around for the long term. No matter your objective, Lamorinda’s gyms, fitness centers and studios are ready to help you succeed.
When it’s time to burst out of your baby bubble and start getting fit, you don’t have to leave your precious bundle at home with a babysitter. Bring the wee one along to Moraga Commons Park, the Lafayette Reservoir or Pleasant Hill Park for Baby Boot Camp. The first class is free, but equipment required for the workout will cost you a one-time fee of $59.00. Bring your stroller and one or more stroller age children for cardio, strength and stretching that will have you fitting into your pre-pregnancy jeans in a no-time. Visit the Baby Boot Camp website for times and detailed information.
At the Core of It
There’s nothing like carrying an extra twenty-five pounds in front of you for nine months to destroy your mid-section. Not to worry. There are a multitude of ways to restore your core and build the strength you need for the next few years of lifting the littles. Locally owned Star Pilates in Moraga hosts small group glasses using the Reformer Apparatus as well as mat sessions. Newly opened Mighty Pilates in downtown Lafayette will lure you in with a 5 class intro pass at a generously low price of $99. Private and semi-private workouts are also available and barre classes are coming soon. Club Pilates in Lafayette offers seven class formats and four different levels utilizing a combination of Bosu Ball, TRX, Reformer, EXO-Chair, springboards and more for comprehensive fitness, mobility and flexibility. A wide range of packages and a full schedule of offerings makes it easy to find something that suits you. The first class is free. Also located on Mt. Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette, Absolute Center is a Pilates based fitness studio with private training in addition to classes like Booty Barre® and Primal Movements Works® and soccer conditioning. Get started with a month in their studio for $75.00. If you’re in Orinda, look no further than In Forma, where you can get both your mind and body in shape. Options range from sculpting and circuit training to strength and balance or meditation.
Belly up to the Barre
One of the original barre studios, The Dailey Method was founded just across the bay in San Francisco. Lafayette’s bright and cheery outpost is small but mighty, with one room for exercise and another for the kids. Kickoff your career here with a full month for $99. Ready to commit? Core membership will get you unlimited classes, guest passes and free childcare. Other packages are available. Check out their website for more information. In Forma and Absolute Center also offer barre.
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