I’m not a huge fan of exercise and having a child has added to my list of excuses why I can’t hit the gym. Finding a place your child can play happily while being supervised, at a time that works for you without a long term commitment is near impossible. While many gyms in Westchester have fantastic childcare facilities, I have to go with my past record and know that a gym contract just doesn’t work for me and after the first few weeks I just go less and less. Drop in classes however, are perfect for me as I tend to go more often and don’t have the guilt if I miss one or two as I pay as I go!
A few weeks ago I was at Larchmont Toddler, and noticed a Barre Pilates class going on in a separate, but nearby room as you enter their play space. I enquired and was pleased to discover Tower Barre runs these classes with childcare being offered by Larchmont Toddler.
I went a week later and loved it. The burn as their wonderful instructor, Yvonnne called it, was just enough to make me feel good but not enough that I couldn’t walk, breathe or sleep! The class is designed for women who have had kids and helps repair diastasis recti while toning and giving a good amount of cardio. What I loved is that classes are kept small so individual and specific attention is given to everyone in the class, perfect for my uncoordinated self. During the two classes (see schedule below) that are offered to Moms with kids, Tower Barre has an arrangement* with Larchmont Toddler to have your children play under the play space’s supervision just a sliding door away from the class.
In addition to Larchmont Toddler, Tower Barre also has a location at the well- respected Cinzia’s Dance Studio in Eastchester. For parents who have their child enrolled in the Studio’s 10am Monday Ballet class for 2 – 4 year olds parents can enjoy a Pilates Mat class. In addition to this great benefit Cinzia’s has also offered to run a coordinating movement class that can be held during additional Pilates or Barre Pilates Mix classes if parents are interested. Specific days/times can be coordinated.
Other than the individual attention, small class size and childcare is that these classes are for moms so if you need to pop out to console your baby, check on them or just catch your breath you can. This is finally the class I have been searching for and you can find me on Fridays at the Barre!
DAY TIME CLASS VENUE
Monday 10.00am Pilates Mat Cinzia’s Dance Studio
Wednesday 10.30am Pilates Mat Larchmont Toddler
Friday 10.30am Barre Pilates Mix Larchmont Toddler
2097 Palmer Avenue
Studio located in Excel Martial Arts building
291 Main Street
Studio located in Cinzia's Dance Studio building
• $20 per class
• 1st class $10 or $99 unlimited for the first month
• Discounted rates for 5 class pack & 10 class packs if you plan to attend more than once per week
• Monthly unlimited specials
*Childcare is a separate cost and all arrangements are handled directly through Larchmont Toddler