8 New Ways to Workout
Pre- and post-baby classes to try, with modifications for your changing body.
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It’s easy to focus on the things you can’t do while preggers. Thankfully, fitness doesn’t fall under that category. It’s a myth that you can’t start new types of exercise during pregnancy (it’s fine with your doctor’s OK), and these eight safe and super fun classes prove it: four prenatal workouts to tame pregnancy complaints and keep pounds in check, plus four postnatal calorie-burners that’ll help you get your body back.
A few safety tips to keep in mind: Avoid lying on your back after the first trimester, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, be sure to let the instructor know you’re expecting or you just gave birth and, by all means, listen to your body. Post-baby, wait six weeks after delivery (or longer if you had a Cesarean section) to start exercising, and be sure to check with your doctor first. So, stop dwelling on the don’ts and start doing!