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Sneaking another cookie? Healthy Moms to provide fitness tips

Posted December 16, 2012

I featured MaryBeth Winstead, owner of Healthy Moms of Wake County, almost exactly a year ago.

She's an energetic mom of two who, for years, has been helping other moms and moms-to-be get fit through all kinds of fitness programs across the Triangle. The classes turn into support groups, of a kind, where women share tips and advice as they chat with others about the ups and downs of pregnancy and parenthood.

And, as I consider another Christmas cookie at the same time that I bake yet another batch, I thought that perhaps some exercise tips might be in order for me and, possibly, some Go Ask Mom readers too. MaryBeth Winstead AquaMoms provides benefits for moms-to-be

So I checked back in with Winstead at Fitness Connection in North Hills where one of her AquaMoms classes for expecting moms is held. The low-impact workout is designed for pregnant women.

Winstead tells me the program uses the properties of water for resistance, giving moms a really good workout. The exercise helps eliminate swelling and has a huge benefit for those suffering from insomnia during pregnancy.

"They've been known to sleep really well" after a workout, she said.

Watch my video interview with Winstead to learn more about the AquaMoms class, including its benefits for moms expecting multiples. Check Healthy Moms' website for details about all of its classes, including postpartum pilates, mom and baby yoga, power strolling and more. Sign-ups for the next session in Wake and Durham counties are being accepted now.

And check back on Wednesday for a quick fitness tip.

Go Ask Mom features local moms every Monday.

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