Yes, you should consult a physician before starting this or any exercise program. FIT4MOM also requires a prenatal exercise form signed by your doctor. Download it here.
Pregnancy is the perfect time to commit to your health and your baby's health.
Exercise is an important component to your well being during pregnancy, and your strength as a new mom.
Our program is designed to use the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Guidelines for Exercise During Pregnancy. Read them and share them with your healthcare provider.
Please click here to view a copy of the guidelines, and be sure to print one out so you can have an educated discussion with your care provider.
Provided that you have nothing that would preclude you from exercising, it IS safe to begin a workout regime while pregnant with your doctor's/midwife's approval. Just ease in and work at the level that is right for you.
Our Fit4Baby program is the perfect place to start, as we can help adapt your workout for each stage of pregnancy.
When it comes to starting, the sooner the better! Exercise in each trimester has its own benefits. You can find information about functional exercise for pregnancy here.
Our instructors are certified in prenatal exercise and will help you work at the level that is appropriate for you. Most of all, listen to your body. Here is some information about the guidelines and modifications we practice.
For many women, exercising right up to delivery is safe with the proper modifications. But of course, listen to your body and your doctor, and keep communication open with your instructor. Also, be aware of signs that you should stop exercising, included here.
Unlike prenatal yoga and Pilates, we incorporate a cardio component as well as use resistance, strength and body weight training to help prepare you for delivery.
Our goal is that you will have all the elements needed to have a successful birth - muscles to help you in labor, cardiovascular endurance to help you during active labor, and muscles to help you function after your delivery.
All classes last 60 minutes and are interval based, combining elements of strength training and cardiovascular exercises, plus stretching and balancing exercises.
This class is for expectant women only. However, we do have pregnant moms who attend our Stroller-based classes when they have stroller-aged children and are expecting their next child.