Avon Recreation Center offers outdoor Baby Barre classes for new parents
If you go …
What: Baby Barre, for babies birth to crawling, toddlers and parents.
When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 26-Sept. 1.
Where: Avon Recreation Center, 90 Lake St., Avon.
Cost: $48 for the six-week session, or $10 per class.
More information: Call 970-748-4060.
AVON — On Thursdays beginning this week, the Avon Recreation Center will offer a six-week session of Baby Barre classes with local yoga instructor Chanelle Fleury. The outdoor fitness classes are tailored toward moms and dads with babies who are crawling to walking, as well as parents with toddlers.
“I am excited to offer the opportunity for parents to have fun, reconnect with themselves, while still enjoying time with their children,” said Fleury, who is a licensed doula and is currently pursuing a certificate in midwifery.
WHAT TO BRING
Participants are asked to bring a stroller, water bottle and sunscreen, plus anything for their babies that will enhance the experience.
Be prepared to sweat, detox and tone with a blend of different exercises including barre and yoga sculpt while using your child’s stroller to help with posture and keep your child close.
There is no expectation for babies to behave in any certain way; traditional fitness class etiquette does not apply. Parents can take care of their children’s immediate needs and rejoin class when they are ready.
“As beautiful as postpartum bodies are, as a mom, I know how important it is to women to get their pre-baby shape back,” Fleury said. “I also understand how hard it is when they can’t get to the classes they were used to attending. Now they can bring their children and have a blast while working out.”