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Prenatal Fitness Classes Des Moines IA

I will caution you on the exercises that require balance, coordination, fancy foot work and extremely high impact. Horse back riding, obstacle courses, step classes with lots of leaping and turning, boxing with contact etc are best to hold off on til after the baby is born.

YMCA of Greater Des Moines
(515) 224-0636
948 73rd St
Windsor Heights, IA
 
Mercy Wellness Center
(515) 247-3066
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 
Fitness by Design Inc
(515) 277-9721
4715 Grand Ave Ste A
Des Moines, IA
 
Curves For Women
(515) 633-0012
900 42nd St
Des Moines, IA
 
Grandview Mens Association
(515) 262-2098
2900 Arthur Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Curves Des Moines IA - Central
900 - 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Des Moines Snap Fitness
(515) 257-6261
4123 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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New Image Family Fitness Center
(515) 279-1000
49 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Roberts Sue Health Concepts
(515) 480-5898
303 Locust St Ste 106
Des Moines, IA
 
Pleasant Hill Snap Fitness
515-256-8882/515-451-4844cell
655 NE 56th St
Pleasant Hill, IA
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Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Safe Workout Bets for Single By Choice Mom

Q: I am single and most recently pregnant by choice. Up until now, I have been fairly active and would like to remain this way throughout my pregnancy. Any exercises I should avoid to play it safe?







First of all congratulations on your pregnancy and it's good to hear you've been fairly active up until now. Over the years pregnant women have gotten a bad rap for wanting to continue their exercise programs once pregnant. Once a woman starts to show her baby bump, she can get strange and judgmental stares. The good news is that ACOG - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has given the green light to working out while pregnant and doing just about everything you did before you got pregnant. The biggest concern is not to get your heart rate too high for a long pd of time. Staying under 135 bpm for 25-35 min a few times a week is fine.

I will caution you on the exercises that require balance, coordination, fancy foot work and extremely high impact. Horse back riding, obstacle courses, step classes with lots of leaping and turning, boxing with contact etc are best to hold off on til after the baby is born. Swimming, spinning, and the elliptical are all great ways to stay in shape. Another exercise to be aware of is any core activities. Crunches are fine to continue just making sure as you enter your third trimester, you stay of laying on your back for too long. I will also suggest prenatal yoga and pilates which are also great forms of exercises to start or continue throughout your pregnancy. Best of luck!

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