No babysitter? No problem! Exercise with baby in tow at LIFER Fitness Studio

WEST HARTFORD -- Amy Arnold touches the ballet barre, as she stretches her arm to the side. All of the women in this exercise class are working up a sweat. But Arnold is really exerting herself, thanks to an extra 20 pounds hanging from her body.  Her baby daughter, Catherine Rose, is in a sling on her chest, dipping and bouncing, along with the music.

bestlifer"It's nice when you don't have daycare you can bring the baby with you," says Arnold, of Southington, referring to the BabyMomma Barre class at LIFER Fitness Studio in West Hartford.

Women might want the time to themselves, but that's not always feasible. This class gives moms the opportunity to get out and get fit — with a little one in tow.

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