Should You Exercise While Pregnant?

by certified Personal Trainer, Marnina Rubinstein


As a mom with two children of my own, I know that when you are struggling with morning sickness, adjusting to a changing body and huffing and puffing every few steps you take, the last thing on your mind might be that Body Pump class you used to love. However, pre-natal exercise has incredible health benefits for both you and your baby. See below for a few key benefits of pre-natal exercise, and some basics on how to get started:

Pre-natal Exercise Helps You:

Now that we know that pre-natal exercise is good for you, the question is how to start. Depending on your fitness level before you were pregnant, you can either maintain the same exercise regimen or continue with a modified regimen if needed.  If you are new to exercise but would like to start, get your OB/GYN’s blessing and start out slowly.

The Best Exercises for Expectant Mothers:

Another great benefit of exercising while pregnant? The chance to meet and bond with your partner, and other expectant moms in your community! acac Fitness & Wellness Centers offers several small group training programs designed for new or expectant mothers. See below for a list of classes where you can meet other mommas and get in a great workout as well!

Pre-natal exercise offerings at acac:


To learn about pre-natal fitness programs available near you, visit an acac location below:

Charlottesville | Eagleview | Hunt Valley | Midlothian | Short Pump | Timonium | West Chester