Gentle exercise during pregnancy is not only encouraged by healthcare professionals but research has also shown that it will help you throughout labour, birth and also make it easier for you when you're looking to work on your post baby body.
Obviously no one is suggesting you run a marathon whilst preggers however there are a large number of fitness classes being run in and around Brisbane that are aimed towards those who are with child and we've compiled a list of some of the best.
Be in Blossom is a fitness company based on Brisbane's north side that specialises in both pregnancy pilates and pregnancy aerobics. There are both daytime and evening classes available and classes are run by an experienced Physiotherapist. For more information and to see a timetable, head on over to the "Be In Blossom" website.
Body Organics Brisbane offers pregnancy pilates at their West End, Chelmer and Annerley studios and their classes are suitable for women at all stages of pregnancy. Head on over to the Body Organics website for more information on locations, timetables and prices.
"Preggi Bellies" run fun and exciting pregnancy aerobics classes using a pregnancy friendly exercise ball. Their programmes draw inspiration from the latest prenatal research and all classes have been tailor made by physiotherapists. Classes are run at a large number of locations across Brisbane, check out their website for more info.
If you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary for your pregnancy fitness then why not check our Hydrotherapy Brisbane, the leading provider of aquatic physiotherapy who also run "Aqua Mums" water exercise classes for women during their pregnancy. Visit the Hydrotherapy Brisbane website to determine if this class is right for you.
Embrace Life Fitness and Wellness Centre know that family should always come first and believe that their pregnancy yoga class not only helps with your fitness levels during pregnancy but also allows you to connect with your unborn baby. As well as classes for expectant mothers, the centre also offers a range of other prenatal services including help with fatigue and morning sickness, fluid retention and even help to prepare your body for labour and birth. Head to their website for more details.
With classes running in Auchenflower, Chermside and Brisbane's West End, Yoga Baby is a fitness company offering services and classes for pregnancy, birth and postnatally. Their pregnancy yoga classes are designed specifically for women from conception right up until 40 weeks and will help to relax and strengthen you throughout pregnancy. And the best thing? You don't need to have any yoga experience whatsoever to take part in the prenatal classes. There's heaps more information on classes, timetables and prices on the Yogababy website.
Mater Mother's Hospitals offer a range of different exercise classes suitable for pregnant women such as a physiotherapy pilates class which assists with core strength, breathing and muscle activation and an Aqua Therapy class which provides comfort and support to expectant mothers whilst exercising in a warm, indoor pool. For more information, course prices and class locations, head over to the Mater Mothers website.