I’m now 6 months pregnant, well into my 3rd trimester and feeling fabulous! Not long to go now! This week I thought I’d share my favourite ways to keep fit during pregnancy.
When Cherry was a bump in my belly, I had plenty of time to myself and managed to fit in at least 3 exercise classes per week. This time round, finding time is a little more tricky, but since Cherry started pre-school a couple of days a week, I’m now back on track.
Friday mornings I look forward to Aqua Mums Water Aerobics at St Kilda Sea Baths. The feeling of floating in the warm water is just amazing! Our instructor Mandy is a trained Physiotherapist and really knows what’s best for our preggy bodies.
The class is shared with post-natal women, so mummies are welcome to wheel in their prams, lay their babies on a blanky or even breast feed during class. I brought Cherry in with me after she was 6 weeks and plan on taking baby #2 as well.
If you’re interested in joining a pre or post-natal exercise class, make sure your instructor knows your weaknesses and don’t feel pressured to push yourself past your comfort zone. Finding time to exercise during pregnancy is important, but it’s also equally important to rest and relax! Besides looking and feeling your best, these classes are a great way to meet other ladies with babies too!