Boot camps are a back-to-basics approach to fitness that focus on strength, cardio and core exercises that can be achieved without the need for gym equipment. Using circuits composed of elements like jumping jacks, pushups, and squats, boot camps get you moving again with a total-body workout.

The other key aspect of boot camps is that they are group activities, getting peers together to support each other toward common fitness goals.

Boot camp providers may recommend that participants are at least 6 weeks postpartum (8 weeks for a c-section) with clearance from their physician to resume physical exercise – but parents should check with individual providers.