Prenatal fitness can benefit both mom and baby. It keeps moms healthier and more comfortable during pregnancy and often helps during labor and delivery. According to studies, some of the benefits of prenatal exercise are enhanced circulation and flexibility, increased energy, strength, stamina, and fitness and muscle control. Other benefits include reduced discomfort of water retention, tension, stress, depression, and excessive weight gain, minimized stretch-marks, varicose veins, and abdominal separation, minimized postpartum depression, increased relaxation and improved calcium absorption. As with starting any type of exercise program be sure consult a doctor first. We’ve listed some great prenatal fitness classes on Long Island
Prenatal pilates classes will allow moms-to-be to maintain muscle tone, keep the weight gain to a minimum, and return to pre-pregnancy body quickly. Body reformers also offers prenatal yoga and mommy and me workouts.
Where: 131 Main St – Suite 3, East Rockaway, NY 11518
Contact info: (516) 763-2066
Stroller Strides Fit4Baby
Fit4Baby is a program designed to strengthen the body and prepare for all the changes it will experience during pregnancy. The class includes cardio, strength, flexibility and balance training. Enjoy all the benefits of staying fit during and after your pregnancy.
Where: Garden City, NY 11530 with more locations opening soon
Contact info: (347) 693-3399
Many studios on Long Island offer prenatal yoga. Prenatal yoga helps expectant moms to relax and open hips, pelvis, and abdominal region to make childbirth and recovery easier for mom and baby.
Where: 1 Guilles Lane Woodbury, NY 11797
Contact info: (516) 682-9642
Inner Balance Yoga and Holistic Wellness Center
Where: 475 Main Street, Suite 2E Farmingdale, NY 11735
Contact info: (516) 251-0101
Yoga For Life
Where: 190 – 1 Belle Meade Road Setauket, NY 11733
Contact info: (631) 941-9642
Where: Location of your choice, call to make arrangements
Contact info: (516) 417- 1498
By Tara Arichabala