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Whether you’re new in town, just had a baby or are looking to meet like-minded moms, Los Angeles has many choices for you. Participate in special classes promoting physical activity for you and your child, or meet for cultural activities or even shopping. There’s something for everyone’s taste in this town.

Classes: search for classes near you here.

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Designed to give moms the “strength of motherhood,” Stroller Strides is the country’s leading pre-and-post natal fitness program engaging both moms and babies in exercise (utilizing your baby carriage). Choose the program that’s right for you, from power walking to body toning.

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Hours: Click here for schedule.

Hours: Mon to Tue, Thu to Fri – 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mon, Wed – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tue, Thu – 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wed – 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Fri – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mom’s can meet at Lotus Kitty Yoga and Power Cycling for special yoga classes that include baby. This new concept blends the benefits of both yoga and spinning for one powerful workout. (Babies not invited to participate in the spinning portion).

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Hours: Click here for schedule.

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings (generally 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and a 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – may be adding 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. classes).

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Check out these “Mommy and Me” music classes designed to get the little ones moving to the beat. Classes are taught in sessions, so check out the website for more information. While you’re at the site, read the Word of Mouth section to see what both moms and kids thought about the classes.

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Hours: Mon to Sun – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Moms love visiting the La Brea Tar Pits. Why? Because it’s fun for the kids, affordable, offers good parking and gives a great perspective of history. In other words: it’s educational! Meet other moms on weekdays entertaining their kids while dad is at work.

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Hours: Mon to Sun – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Located at the corner of 26th Street and San Vicente Boulevard, this is a favorite place for west siders to shop, dine or even enjoy one of the many events that take place there each month. Sweet Rose Ice Cream shop is a favorite for kids, so you’ll be certain to meet another mom or two there.

Susan Hartzler is a freelance writer living in Las Angeles. She is covering Family & Pets. Her work can be found at

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