Looking after a newborn doesn’t mean you have to neglect an exercise routine. Postnatal fitness classes where your child comes along too are the best way to get into shape after having a baby. They’re also a fantastic way to meet new mums, find a routine tailored to suit your post-pregnancy body and bond with your new baba.

Mother and baby fitness classes

CARiFiT Babywearing Workouts

CARiFiT are on a mission to get new mums back into fitness post pregnancy. Their babywearing workouts consist of strapping your baby to your chest in a carrier and working out. The close contact reduces separation anxiety for your child and helps to reduce symptoms of postnatal depression for you. It also means you can workout whenever is convenient for you. CARiFiT hold live classes around London and online workout sessions that you can access 24/7. Find out about our visit to a CARiFiT live class here.

Where is it?

From the comfort of your own home or various locations around London, including Clapham, Wimbledon, Parsons Green and Balham. See website for details.

How do I book?

Visit CARiFiT.co.uk

Warrior Fitness

Warrior Fitness is a 10-week course to help new mums regain core strength. The regime helps to flatten tummies, reduce lower back pain and focus on your overall fitness. The workout is low impact and uses weights, sliders and balls. You’re very welcome to bring your little one along where they can stay in their buggy or bounce along on the playmats. Warrior Mama also offer one-to-one training that you can do at home or at their Belsize Park studio.

Where is it?

137 Malden Road, Belsize Park, London. NW5 4HS

How do I book?

Visit Warrior Mama Fitness 

PraSarita Yoga

PraSarita’s parent and baby yoga is based on yoga-influenced movement and massage. It’s a brilliant way to bond with your little ones. You’ll learn techniques to soothe, relieve colic and improve sleep for your newborn. You’re very welcome to feed and change your baby during the session. Dads are welcome too!

Where is it?

Tooting URC, 2 Rookstone Road, SW17 9NQ

How do I book?

Contact prasaritayoga@hotmail.com to book onto the next 5-week course


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Fit Birds

Fit Birds offer outdoor bootcamp classes with new mums, their Mums & Bubs class in Mayow Park is a mix of circuits and HIIT, yoga and pilates. Bring your baby along in their buggy and let them enjoy the music while you workout.

Where is it?

Mayow Park (training spot in the oval, middle of Mayow Park)

How do I book?

Visit Fit Birds 

Latino Bambino

Latino Bambino offer mother and baby salsa classes. They’re a fun way to keep fit and bond with your baby. Bring your baby along snuggled in their baby carrier and get into the Latin rhythm. The classes are devised to be safe and gentle for both you and your baby. The dance classes are also brilliant for socialising with other mums.

Where is it?

Various locations in around London, including Richmond, St. John’s Wood, Stoke Newington, Wandsworth and more

How do I book?

Visit Latino Bambino or contact info@latinobambino.co.uk


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BabyBounce Post Natal Fitness

Babybounce is a 45-minute fitness classes suited to all fitness levels and abilities. Tone up working with weights, resistance bands and your baby. The focus is on regaining strength in your core and pelvic floor, while improving your glute strength. All babies welcome, feeding, sleeping or screaming. The instructor also brings her newborn along.

Where is it?

Various locations in SW18

How do I book?

Visit Hoop.co.uk

Babies On Board

XtendBarre present Babies On Board, the chance to tone with your tot. These postnatal workout classes give mums a dynamic workout and a chance to have fun and get fit with your baby nearby or in a sling or carrier.

Where it it?

49 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 5HH

How do I book?

Contact london@xtendbarre.com or call 01664 494949

Strong Mother at Fieldworks Gym

Strong Mother is a fitness class with maximum of eight people, leaving plenty of time to focus on getting things right. Aimed at the post-natal client, the class aims to rebuild core strength, improve pelvic floor muscles and boost overall fitness. Strong Mother will ready your body for doing all the heavy lifting that parenting entails. The class uses kettlebells and barbells to help develop your strength.

Where is it?

Arch 8, 274 Richmond Road, E8 3QW (London Fields)

How do I book?

Visit FieldWorksGym.com

Move Your Frame

Move Your Frame have a brilliant array of pre and postnatal classes for mums. Mumhood Mum & Baby Yoga aims for you to de-stress and chill with your baby. Your body is in for a much needed full-body stretch, helping you to ease tension and bond with your baby beside you. Try also Mumhood Postnatal HIIT: get sweaty with high intensity and take your fitness to the next level. Post Natal Tums focuses on your core and rebuilding the abdominal wall. Get toning and bring your tot along with you. 

Where is it?

Various locations across London, including Shoreditch, Queen’s Park, Kings Cross, Hammersmith, Victoria, Fitzrovia and Farringdon

How do I book?

Visit MoveYourFrame.com

Slice Studios

Slice host a range of classes for mum and baby, including CARiFiT’s babywearing workout. You can also sign up to Mum & Baby Barre, a low impact session ideal for new mums. If you like Pilates, but would prefer something more upbeat, this is the class for you. Slice also offer Pilates classes to rebalance and fine tune your body. Crawling babies or welcome or on-site creche also available.

Where is it?

11 Heathmans Road, Parsons Green, London, SW6 4TJ

How do I book?

Visit SliceStudios.co.uk

Jo Martin Fitness

Buggyfit is the best way to get out for some fresh air and get fit with your baby. The hour-long class, run by postnatal instructor Jo Martin, is a brilliant way to burn off excess baby fat with cardio and tone your muscles with resistance training. It also promises to improve your pelvic floor so you can ‘sneeze with ease’. 

Where is it?

Walpole Par, 45 Disraeli Rd, London W5 5HS

How do I book?

Visit JoMartinFitness.co.uk or email jo@jomartinfitness.co.uk

Mummies & Buggies 

Women Workout is tailored to combat the after effects of pregnancy and birth. The class covers pelvic floor, core restoration and cardio exercises. Bring your baby along and they can watch from their buggy or join in lying next to you on the mat. You’ll also be able to jog around the park with your buggy.

Where is it?

Kennington Park and Bermondsey Spa Gardens

How do I book?

Visit WomenWorkout.co.uk

Hande Lulu Yoga

Hande Lulu yoga classes help new mums strengthen their bodies physically and emotionally. Yoga will help you realign your spine and pelvis with pelvic floor exercises. The sessions will also teach your baby message techniques that can help your baby’s physiological and mental development.

Where is it?

The Sail Loft, 11 Victoria Parade, London SE10 9FR

How do I book?

Visit HandeLuluYoga.com

MG Fitness

BUGGY Fitness is a 45-minute class that takes place in Shoreditch Park or the MG Fitness studio. “Buggy Fitness is not about the pressure to be thin, it’s about working out as a way to improve your well-being inside and out,” says fitness instructor Murat Gecmen. The classes are designed to help women get fit after giving birth. The focus is on posture, working the ab and back muscles.

Where is it?

6 Balmes Rd, Islington, London N1 5TQ

How do I book?

Visit MGFitness.co.uk


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