August 31, 2016 07:28 AM
Many would agree - mothers seem to have a special kind of strength. FIT4MOM knows that and that's why they opened up their prenatal class - Fit4Baby.
Instructor Andrea Anderson says the purpose is to bring expecting mothers together while strengthening and preparing for labor and motherhood.
"You can workout as long as your body tells you you can. I've had mothers go right up until the day they had the baby," said Andrea.
The class is for all pregnant women - no matter where you are in your pregnancy. To show the range, two expectant mothers joined Andrea for the workout - Sara, who is 15 weeks pregnant, and Courtney, who is 36 weeks pregnant. They used resistant bands for bicep curls and squats.
"All the time [I tell them], shoulders up, chest lifted, because you find yourself in motherhood hunched forward quite often," explained Andrea.
Another good workout for pregnant women, Andrea said, is the Cat-Cow. On your hands and knees, you look down to your navel, and then up to the sky. It strengthens your whole core - from front to back.
While the class prepares women physically for motherhood, it also can help mentally and emotionally, too.
"I love this class so much because you grow a bond with these mothers and it's almost really sad when they have their babies because then they are gone. So, then you hope to see them at Stroller Strides!" said Andrea.
Fit4Baby meets Wednesdays at Playfront Park from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Your first class is free. To register or to learn more, click here.
Updated: August 31, 2016 07:28 AM
Created: August 30, 2016 10:22 AM
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