309 E. 52nd St., third fl., 800-978-7655
It started with a few moms and their jogging strollers in Central Park. Now fifteen years old, Strollercize offers more than 100 year-round fitness classes in gyms as well as outdoors. (Classes in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park have just started up.) While there are plenty of mom-and-baby yoga classes around town, truth is, many of them are more about bonding with the newborn than building killer glutes. Strollercize is all about you: The kid stays strapped in while mom gets a hard-core workout targeting postnatal problem spots (hello, abs!)—not to mention the rare thrill of getting out of the house. Come for the workout and stay for cocktails; the fitness franchise has spawned a rather formidable social network, with informal events like knitting groups, margarita nights, and movie nights—kids welcome, of course.
Best Workout With Baby
From the 2006 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).