Since finding out I was pregnant I have tried numerous activities to stay in shape. Of course, I wasn't really into exercise before I got pregnant so this has been a challenge. My mother and sisters have both warned me that child birth is like running a marathon and I should get my butt up off the couch. So here are the various activities I have tried so far during this pregnancy.
Prenatal Yoga video at home - My goal was twice a week. In reality I only (at most) did this twice every 2 weeks. I generally felt better afterward. The trick was getting myself motivated to do it more often.
Ball Bouncing Mamas (class through Salem Hospital) - I attended all 4 classes and really felt good afterward. The only downside was the fact that this class is only offered every other month.
Prenatal Yoga class - I wasn't impressed and for $12 I needed to be. The class is only held on Fridays and I just didn't feel very welcome there.
Walking around the neighborhood - This is nice as long as the temperature is below 75 degrees. It's August and we recently had a triple digit heat wave. This lovely activity is free but has it's limitations (at least for this pregnant woman).
Aqua Fit (class through the YMCA downtown) - So far so good .. the class meets MWF and I've attend 3 classes (using two guest passes & one $13 day pass). Tomorrow I plan on getting a temporary membership for a month for $79.50 (which will give me unlimited access to this class) and hopefully prepare me for the big event in September.
I hope this works. I'm tired of looking for exercise options in Salem.