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A Better Baby Bod

pregnancy yoga!

Lately, your workout routine has gone from running miles to dashing for the toilet.

To help you realize you’re just knocked up (not out), we’ve found two trainers who understand the ins, outs, lumps, and bumps of your pre- and postbaby bod. After all, a healthy mom is the first step to a healthy baby.

Marianne Turner of Bien Etre Studio guides mommies-to-be through Pilates with an emphasis on correct spinal and pelvic alignment and proper breathing techniques. This approach releases the mounting physical and emotional tension of pregnancy, resulting in a smooth delivery. 

Postpartum, Mike Donavanik of Mike D Fitness draws on his knowledge as a licensed physical therapist to customize workouts that correct muscle imbalances brought on by carrying, lifting, and feeding new babes. He also understands that time is now a precious commodity: His in-home training visits focus on total body movements that effectively condition the metabolism in a shorter session.

Bien Etre, 4436½ Camero Avenue, at Hillhurst Avenue (323-669-8509 or bienetrestudio.com); $60 per hour. Mike D Fitness, at The Bunker, 465 North Roxbury Drive, at South Santa Monica Boulevard, basement suite. For more information, call 310-754-6080 or go to mikedfitness.com; $125-$150 per hour. The first session is free for DC readers; mention offer when booking.

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this week in los angeles!

IMAGINE
Stories & Art Class

What: Kiddos listen during story time, after which they use the book’s themes, color palette, and texture as inspiration for their own masterpieces.
Why: The tale of the permanent-marker princess is still fresh in your mind (and on your sofa).
When: Thurs., 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Play, 5814 W. Third St., b/t S. Cochran & S. Cloverdale Aves. (323-988-1189). Admission is $10.

PICTURE
Family Drawing Hour

What: Aspiring Gauguins (and their parents) roam the Getty’s expansive collection and create a portrait of their family with help from museum instructors.
Why: Holiday card-portrait predictability backlash.
When: Sat., 3:30 p.m.
Where: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., off Sepulveda Blvd. (310-440-7300). Admission is free.

GROOVE
Music Together Jam Session

What: Everyone from Gran to baby gets to sing, dance, keep the beat, and generally rock out in a playful, supportive learning environment.
Why: Future pop stars have to start somewhere.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.
Where: Dragonfly DuLou, 2066 Hillhurst Ave., b/t Ambrose Ave. & Price St.  Registration (required) to 323-665-8448 or info@dragonflydulou.com. Admission is free.

Photo: Lululemon Athletica / Flickr

LOCATIONS
Mike D Fitness at The Bunker
465 N Roxbury Dr
@ S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-754-6080
Bien Etre
4436 Camero Ave
@ Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-669-8509
Dragonfly DuLou
2066 Hillhurst Ave
bt Ambrose Ave & Price St
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-665-8448
Play
5814 W 3rd St
bt S Cochran & S Cloverdale Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-988-1189
1200 Getty Center Dr
off Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-440-7300
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