Top 5 Local: Places to work out with baby

Where to work out with your baby in Morris, Essex, and Union Counties New Jersey

By Julie Lepore, Macaroni Kid Summit/Short Hills/SOMA Publisher January 21, 2020

To me, exercise is the ultimate form of self-care and probably the most important. One of the hardest things about self-care for parents is finding the childcare so you can do it but, luckily for us this doesn't have to be an issue! Ditch the childcare excuse and check out one of these local places that offers an opportunity to work out WITH your baby OR for those of us not super interested in working out in the same room as baby, just offers childcare during class times!

1. Fitness for Mankind (Madison)
Boutique personal training in a group setting! What's more? Childcare available for children as young as 3 months at TONS of class times. Check the childcare schedule for availability. 

2. AIR (New Providence)
AIR is a fitness class incorporating elements of conditioning, Pilates, ballet, and HIIT on aerial hammocks. Their Mommy + Me series is offered on a drop-in basis (no longer in 6-week sessions!) and is designed for caregivers with children ages 6 weeks to toddler. Such a fun class to do with your baby!

3. Align Wellness (Millburn)
Pilates with your baby with instructors specializing in pre- and post-natal fitness as well as diastasis recti recovery. Align offers traditional mat Pilates in a "baby and me" format. Non-mobile babies only!

4. Chaise Fitness/Little Bee Learning Studio (Maplewood)
Not an "official" partnership (at least not yet!) but given the close proximity of these two local gems, consider signing your child up for an 8-week Pre-K Prep session at Little Bee Learning Studio (offered 9-11a M-F) and signing yourself up for concurrent classes across the street at Chaise Fitness, a blend of Pilates, ballet, and strength training.
** From now until February 15, 2020, use the code MacKid10 to receive 10% off classes at Chaise Fitness Maplewood. This offer is valid on both the Intro 30-Day for $99 offer and the Intro 90-Day for $420 offer, but does not apply to the Auto-Renew 30-Day Unlimited package **
** Use code freemingle at Little Bee Learning Studio for a free Mommy Mingle! **

5. Barre3 (Livingston)
Everything you expect from a barre class - sustained holds, micro-movements, and cardio bursts. At Barre3 in Livingston, the play lounge for children is open 7 days a week during the morning classes.
** Mention this article and get a FREE trial class at Barre3 Livingston. Email to claim this offer. **

Honorable mentions:
Life Time Fitness (Berkeley Heights, Florham Park)
The Connection (Summit)
YMCA (multiple locations)
The Chatham Club (Chatham)
Equinox (Summit)
Motion Fitness Club (Millburn)
JCC MetroWest (West Orange)

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