Family-Friendly Exercise Studio Works It Out

cardiotone studio for moms and kids!

Motherhood is full of minor inconveniences (car naps that start just as you find parking, to name one), but the fact that you haven’t worked out since you became a mom? Unconscionable.

Local mother-of-two Rachel Blyth not only feels your pain, she designed her neighborhood exercise studio, CardioTone, to lessen it. The Noe Valley hotspot offers quality child care, a soundproof nap and nursing room for newbies, and a program for moms packed with core strength-building, fat-burning workouts. Plus, there are dance and movement classes for kids over 2 (ballet, hip-hop, belly dance).

Best part: Classes run a perfect 45 minutes. So you’ll be back in the stroller or car in less than an hour — and that’s a major convenience.

CardioTone, 3813 24th Street, at Church Street. View and register for classes and child care online at cardio-tone.com.

this week in san francisco!

Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players
The troubadour of kiddie pop brings his catchy tunes to Duboce Triangle.

Why: Everyone sings his praises and sings along.

When: Sat., 11 a.m.

Where: Swedish American Hall, 2170 Market St., b/t Church & Sanchez Sts. (415-861-5016). Tickets online at cafedunord.com. Individual tickets, $15; family four-pack, $50; babes in arms, free.

The Bay Area Girls Rock Camp Showcase
Sixteen girl bands debut original songs at a rock camp finale.
Why: Ladies gaga.
When: Sat., 1:30 p.m. (shows start at 2 p.m.).
Where: Oakland Metro Operahouse, 630 3rd St., b/t Martin Luther King Jr. Way & Jefferson St., Oakland. Info at 510-394-8647. Tickets online at bayareagirlsrockcamp.org or at the door, $10.

Babes & Babies Shopping Event
A pop-up extravaganza with 50+ indie designers and new mom resources, plus raffle prizes and gift bags for the first 300 families.
Why: You parent with style.
When: Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., b/t Presidio Ave. & Walnut St. (415-292-1200). Tickets online at appelandfrank.com or at the door, $5.

Photo: Courtesy of CardioTone

3813 24th St
@ Church St
San Francisco, CA 94114
Oakland Metro Operahouse
630 3rd St
bt Martin Luther King Jr Way & Jefferson St
Oakland, CA 94607
Swedish American Hall
2174 Market St
bt Church & Sanchez Sts
San Francisco, CA 94114
JCC of San Francisco
3200 California St
@ Presidio Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118