Let’s Get Physical

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News Flash: Summer’s arrived. If you haven’t got the bikini, tankini or baggy-t-shirt-and-board-shorts bod you crave, it’s not too late. We’ve found a few new workout options around town for you alone or you with Baby. Also, a new program to start Little One on the path to healthy living.

Stroller Strides
Perhaps you’ve seen them at Green Lake: women using their strollers as exercise tools, babies in tow and big smiles on their faces, and wondered what they’re doing. It’s a sixty-minute, total-body workout of power walking and toning for endurance, strength, and flexibility called Stroller Strides. This Thursday, July 10, Stroller Strides comes to West Seattle with a free class, raffles, refreshments, and giveaways. Meet at Alki Beach Bathouse (1702 Alki Ave SW) at 10:15 to sign in. Regular West Seattle classes will meet Tues. and Thurs. at 10:30 am.
First class free. Unlimited monthly membership, $49. Other membership packages available.

Adventure Boot Camp
For serious results and women-only outdoor workouts, look to Adventure Boot Camp, with several locations in Seattle and on the Eastside. In three-to-five days per week camps, you’ll lose inches and pounds, not to mention what you’ll gain: confidence, strength, and a free t-shirt. New sessions begin mid-July and mid-August; these camps sell out, so act fast.
Seattle: www.seattlebootcamp.com
Eastside: www.eastsidebootcamp.com
Prices vary according to session frequency; details online.

Power Lab Seattle
If you find the idea of boot camp (or squeezing into spandex) intimidating, this is the class for you. You’ll find comrades of all sizes and fitness levels who attend the four-day-a-week workout. Programs run for four weeks. Next session begins July 28. Bonus: Tips on nutrition and a “drop-in” option after you finish the program.
North End of Greenlake

Blossoming Yogis
Baby can benefit from exercise, too. Consider a yoga class at Blossoming Yogis, with options for infants and crawlers. Parent/Baby yoga deepens the family bond, improves body-awareness, nurtures self-esteem, and starts Baby on the path to a healthy lifestyle. The next six-week sessions start tomorrow, July 9; don’t delay!
Yoga Studio Be
223 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland
Six-week session, $90