MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New moms know how important it is to spend quality time with their babies.
Across South Florida, Mommy and Me classes are popping up all over the place in response to more moms wanting to spend time with their little ones in a fun environment and be able to socialize with other moms at the same time.
In today’s ‘Talking Baby’, CBS4 Morning Anchor Rhiannon Ally recently checked out a Zumbini class, which teaches baby important new skills using the fundamentals of Zumba.
Ashlee Cramer is the instructor.
“Everyone asks me, ‘what is Zumbini? Is it Zumba for babies? Is it fitness?’ It’s not fitness. It’s a program I created for Zumba. Here’s the relationship. People go because they are getting fit and having fun,” explained Cramer.
The bottom line is the class won’t replace your workout, but it will get you moving.
It’ll also get your baby’s brain working through music and dance.
Click Here to watch Rhiannon Ally’s report.
Props like rattles, scarves, and sticks are used for development and to teach babies how to follow instructions. It also help baby learn hand-eye coordination.
“It’s a class that gets everything in, but in disguise, with fun,” said Cramer.
It’s the perfect class for bonding and it’s not just for mommy. Any caregiver is welcome.
Rhiannon’s mother, Carolyn, was in town and took a Zumbini class with baby Roman.
Ashlee Cramer is called Miss Ashlee by the kids. They adore her. The parents love her classes too.
“It’s amazing. We’re all stressed. Sometimes it’s a lot of work and you come here and forget about everything and have fun,” said Liona Trombly.
You can learn more about Zumbini and sign up for classes at http://ashleecramer.zumba.com/.