Fit4Mom Midtown Raleigh's prenatal classes moving back outside this spring
Since March 2020, its prenatal classes have been meeting weekly via Zoom. But, this past weekend, it started offering classes at a local park following COVID precautions.Posted — Updated
“During the pandemic, more than ever, expecting moms need to be able to draw on the collective strength that comes from being part of a community of other mothers,” owner Missy Currin, a mom of three, tells me. “It’s not impossible to find that community online but it’s much easier and more authentic when you can meet in person and we’re excited to capitalize on the spring weather and start to get together again, safely.”
Prenatal FIT4BABY is taught by instructors who are nationally certified in pre and postnatal fitness. It includes a warm up, intervals of cardio, strength training and core work and a centering meditation. Participants should expect to remain outdoors and at least six feet away from their neighbor with no shared equipment, Currin tells me. Everybody should bring a face covering for pre and post-class social time.
The class is for all expecting moms, all trimesters and all fitness levels (with your OB or midwife's OK to exercise). This is a class for moms only, so be sure to make childcare arrangements for your other children.
Along with a face covering, participants also should bring a yoga mat or towel, water to drink and either an exercise band or a set of five to 10-pound dumbbells. Dress to exercise.