IF YOU HAVE 30 minutes TRY Zumba Fitness Core You just had a baby, so getting to the gym may be a little tough. Plug this video game into your Wii or XBox 360 and start dancing your way back to the six-pack abs we all know you were rocking pre-pregnancy. Unless you’re already a Latin dance diva (or Zumba expert), learning some of the dance moves may take a few tries, but you’ll work your abs by laughing at yourself shaking like Shakira. I didn’t feel a huge kick in my abs after my first try. Then I watched the promotional video and realized the more uninhibited you are, the better the workout. In other words, shake it, mama! $40 at amazon.com.—Amy Carr
IF YOU HAVE 45 minutes TRY Ass & Abs at On Your Mark FitnessFeel the burn in the areas that need the most help post-baby at these 45-minute classes. You’ll work the glutes and core in a functional workout designed to build strength and prevent injury. Expect wall squats with weighted medicine balls, side-to-side “chops” across your body and plenty of planks. Children three months and older can go to on-site child care at the Bucktown location for select classes, giving you even less of an excuse to avoid going. Single class $25; packages available and the first week of classes is free. Child care is $6 per class per child or $50 for 10 visits. 1753 N Damen Ave (773-292-9330) and 1101 W Monroe St (312-733-9330, oymtraining.com).—Judy Sutton Taylor
IF YOU HAVE 1 hour TRY Active Moms’ Club’s “Fit & Fab” small-group postnatal training AMC’s personal trainers have more than ten years of experience working with postnatal women to achieve their fitness goals. These private training sessions put an emphasis on a supportive environment for new and experienced moms. Participants can expect a mix of strength training (lunges, squats, pushups and planks mixed with cardio intervals) to sculpt muscles and improve body composition. $190 for five sessions or $350 for 10. Mondays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 7:30am and 9:30am at i.d. gym, 2727 N Lincoln Ave (773-477-8400). E-mail email@example.com or go to activemomsclub.com to register.