Wholesome health coaching for the lively mother-to-be
It’s a COVID baby boom at the Barre Code Grand Rapids, and expecting instructors and clients are embracing the healthy fitness lifestyle for mothers and expectant mothers
GRAND RAPIDS, me. – It’s a COVID baby boom at the Barre Code Grand Rapids! Currently, four instructors, including studio owner Stacie Thomas, are expecting a baby and are considered a point of contact for pregnant or new mothers who need to change their movements during fitness classes.
One question that pregnant women often ask is, “Can I really exercise while I’m pregnant?” According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, “Regular physical activity at all stages of life, including pregnancy, promotes health benefits. Pregnancy is an ideal time to maintain or adopt a healthy lifestyle. “
Barre workout doesn’t have an easy fitness routine, but Stacie Thomas says getting the intensity right for you is just important. There are many exercises in a barre class that focus on the right muscles to support a mother’s expectant body.
“Your body started to shift, your balance shifted, and you really focus on breathing through intense periods of class and preparing you for labor,” says Stacie Body, to prepare to balance the growth in the front of the body, and to help them feel safe and strong in managing their pregnancy mentally and physically. “
Of course, you don’t have to be pregnant to take a barre class, but you can do so to get in shape before you plan on starting a family, or long after your family has grown. According to Stacie, one of the greatest benefits of exercising with Barre Code Grand Rapids is not just physically but emotionally too.
“It’s not a full class of pregnant women, but they’re popping up on what we love to see,” says Stacie. “You have time to yourself. We encourage all of our customers, but of course our moms, to really take the time to get back into their own minds and bodies, so that they can navigate the world as mothers and be around other little people can take care of. “
Click here for discounts on Barre Code Grand Rapids Mother’s Day membership, upcoming Mom and Me classes, and the reopening of the Nursery, where trained staff can supervise children while parents are in the studio.
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