Exercising before and during pregnancy is important to maintaining and improving fitness levels for mom and baby. Galter LifeCenter certified instructors offer many safe, effective and motivational fitness programs for women who wish to stay healthy throughout their childbearing years.
Pregnant women who exercise have more muscle tone, are more aerobically fit, and gain less overall weight and body fat. Additionally, exercise can support pelvic organs which can prevent urinary incontinence, bladder or uterine prolapse. They may also experience a decrease in varicose veins, back pain, leg cramps, swelling and constipation as compared to non-exercisers. Postpartum exercise can boost energy levels, reduce mood disturbances, ease lower back pain and support weight loss.
Every instructor for the following classes is certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Healthy Moms® program.
Classes are 6 session and can be started at any time. Pre-registration is required. Minimum participation necessary in order for sessions to begin.
We also have a new comprehensive package we're offering called Well Mama. Create a personalized package to suit your needs by choosing any 7 sessions: Massage Therapy, Pilates, Personal Training, Watsu aquatic therapy, Infant Massage, Acupuncture, Total Control or a nutrition consultation with a Registered Dietitian. Contact: Heather Alfrejd x7723 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this package.
A healthcare provider's permission and waiver is required before you begin any pre/postnatal fitness program. Download the forms here:
Other services include nutrition counseling, integrative therapy and personal fitness training with licensed professionals who specialize in working with pre/postnatal women.
>View our current pre/postnatal courses and workshops.
Register for these programs by logging into My Wellness Gateway.
For information on class times, dates and costs contact Laura McDonagh (773) 878-9936, ext. 3913, or email GLCprograms@swedishcoventant.org.