pre & postnatal classes

Drop-in rate now available!
Pre & Postnatal Yoga
Tuesdays, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.


Looking to continue your fitness regimen during your pregnancy, or getting back into your routine after childbirth? The Pre and Postnatal classes offered at Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center are perfect for you.

To participate in Pre and Postnatal programs, a physician’s approval to exercise is required and the Health History Questionnaire must be completed. Download the Health History Questionnaire. For a complete schedule of current Pre and Postnatal class offerings, see our Wellness Classes schedule.

Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center has certified personal trainers and massage therapists experienced with helping new and expecting mothers. Please call (847) 535-7000 for more information on pre and postnatal personal training or massage services.
 

Pregnancy Health and Fitness Guidelines
 

If you are starting an exercise program as a way of improving your health during your pregnancy, remember to start very slowly. Your body will naturally give you signals that it is time to reduce the level of exercise you are performing. Consider these other guidelines during your pregnancy:

  • Never exercise to the point of exhaustion or breathlessness
  • Wear comfortable exercise footwear that gives strong ankle and arch support
  • Take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids during exercise
  • Avoid exercise in extremely hot weather
  • Avoid rocky terrain or unstable ground when running
  • Weight training should emphasize improving tone, especially in the upper body and abdominal area
  • Avoid lifting weights above your head and using weights that strain the lower back muscles
  • Include relaxation and stretching before and after your exercise program
  • Eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates
  • During the second and third trimesters, avoid exercise that involves lying flat on your back as this decreases blood flow to your uterus

All medical fitness programs require a completed Health History Questionnaire prior to participation. For program registration and inquiries, call Anthony Simone, Wellness Manager, at (847) 535-7140 or asimone@nm.org.

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