Perinatal Exercise Programs

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Now, thanks to Amber Koter-Puline and The Georgia Postpartum Support Network, here is a list of resources for moms!

 

Fitness professionals trained in prenatal and postpartum exercise


• Dancing Thru Pregnancy
www.dancingthrupregnancy.com

• Fit For 2
www.fitfor2.com

• Motherwell Maternity Fitness
www.motherwellfitness.com

• American Council on Exercise (ACE)
www.acefitness.org

• IDEA Health and Fitness Association
www.ideafit.com

• Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
www.afaa.com

 

Equipment and Clothing

• Jogger Mom
Enter the word “strider” in the checkout box and receive a 5% discount
with free shipping on top of the line strollers until the end of
December. www.joggermom.com

• Mom and Baby Sport
Offers great tips on staying fit and healthy and offers great fitness
clothing. www.momandbabysport.com

 

Nationwide Programs

• Mothers Across America

Mothers Across America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that empowers mothers to achieve personal goals through goal-based running programs.  MAAM’s founder, Charlotte Gould, created MAAM in response to an unexpected episode of post-partum depression following the birth of her daughter. Deeply impacted by her sense of isolation and loss of self-esteem, she set to work to establish a productive fitness and social support system for mothers.  To find out more
about our classes or products visit us at www.mothersacrossamerica.com

• Baby Boot Camp

This innovative stroller-fitness program helps moms regain or enhance pre-pregnancy fitness levels and meet the physical challenges of parenting by emphasizing strength training in a supportive environment. Today, Baby Boot Camp classes are available across the U.S., Canada and Australia.

.Fitmom Fitness
A National Women’s Health & Fitness Community based on Fun, Fitness &
Philanthropy. www.fitmomfitness.com

• Motherwell Maternity Fitness
Prenatal and mom & baby exercise classes across the country.
www.motherwellfitness.com

• Moms In Motion
A National Women’s Health & Fitness Community based on Fun, Fitness &
Philanthropy. www.momsinmotion.com

• See Mommy Run
SeeMOMMYrun.com is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving
the health and well-being of mothers and children by providing easy
access to family-friendly fitness groups. It is our mission to help
moms in every community, no matter their social status, cultural
background, or income level build lifelong social networks, maintain
active lifestyles and be positive role models for their families and
friends. www.seemommyrun.com

• Expect 2 Get Fit
Personal Trainer Directory-Home Personal Trainer Directory. Helping
Busy Men and Women get fit in the privacy of their homes. No workout
equipment needed. www.expect2getfit.com

California

• Yo Mamma Yoga
Yo Mamma Yoga: Pre & postnatal yoga in Santa Monica, CA.
http://yomamayoga.com

• LA Private Trainers
LA Private Trainers: Exercise for Weight Loss with a Certified
Personal Trainer. www.laprivatetrainers.com

• Fit Mama
The mission of FitMomma Mom and Baby Outdoor Fitness is to allow the
busy mother to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle while including
her child. Alameda, Oakland, and San Francisco, CA. www.fit-mama.com

. Mindful Mama

Whole Birth Prenatal Yoga is a wonderful way to exercise, connect with yourself and your baby, and prepare for the journey of birth and motherhood. Our classes are taught in the style of Whole Birth™Yoga, developed by Robin Sale based in part on the mindfulness technique of Jon Kabat-Zinn. http://www.mindfulmama.net/

San Francisco Area


• Baby Boot Camp
Baby Boot Camp offers indoor and outdoor strength training classes in
many locations in the Bay Area and around the country.
www.babybootcamp.com

• Stroller Strides
Stroller Strides offers mom and baby fitness programs in the Bay Area
and across the country. www.strollerstrides.com

• Strollerfit
Strollerfit provides mom and baby fitness programs in the Bay Area and
across the country. www.strollerfit.com

• Moxie Moms
Moxie Moms’ motto is friends, fun, fitness. Programs in the Bay Area
and across the country. www.moxie-moms.com

New York City

• Amazingly Fit
New York City Prenatal and Postpartum Certified Personal Trainers
specializing in pre and post natal workouts, weight loss, body toning,
shaping, strength and flexibility workouts, and postural correction.
www.amazinglyfit.com

Pennsylvania

• One Fit Mama
Love Your Baby, Love Your Body! One Fit Mama™ is a Health and Fitness
Company centered around mothers and their babies. We offer prenatal
and postpartum Stroller Fitness, Yoga Mamas classes, Infant/Child CPR
Training, and FREE social and educational events for new and
experienced Mamas. www.onefitmama.com

Colorado

• Preggi Power
Preggi Power: Pre & Postnatal exercise classes. Mom & baby classes as
well. Denver, CO. www.preggipower.com

• Get FIT Mommy
Get FIT Mommy: fitness, wellness & support for moms with their
children. Broomfield, Colorado. www.getfitmommy.com

Austin, TX

• Total Mommy Fitness
Total Mommy Fitness: Personal Training for families in Austin, TX.
Online personal training, nutritional & fitness tips.
www.totalmommyfitness.com

Massachusetts

• Bounceback Fitness
Offers a refreshing workout alternative dedicated to making your
post-pregnancy
body healthy, fit and strong. Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
www.bouncebackfitness.com

Chicago

• Me and Baby Fitness
Me and Baby Fitness classes in the Chicago area. www.meandbabyfitness.com

New Jersey

• Movin’ Moms
Movin’ Moms is the ideal way for moms to get fit, reclaim their
figures, increase their energy, meet other women with similar
experiences, and spend quality time with their children. Glen Rock,
New Jersey. www.moveinmoms.com

Canada

• FitMom
FITMOM™ provides prenatal, postnatal and beyond beginner to athlete,
fitness classes (Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Alberta, Canada) designed
to meet the needs of pregnant, postpartum, and veteran moms.
www.thefitmomcompany.com

.Baby Boot Camp

This innovative stroller-fitness program helps moms regain or enhance pre-pregnancy fitness levels and meet the physical challenges of parenting by emphasizing strength training in a supportive environment. Today, Baby Boot Camp classes are available across the U.S., Canada and Australia.

• Mothers Across America

Mothers Across America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that empowers mothers to achieve personal goals through goal-based running programs.  MAAM’s founder, Charlotte Gould, created MAAM in response to an unexpected episode of post-partum depression following the birth of her daughter. Deeply impacted by her sense of isolation and loss of self-esteem, she set to work to establish a productive fitness and social support system for mothers.  To find out more
about our classes or products visit us at www.mothersacrossamerica.com

 • Runners and Booties Fitness
Runners and Booties Fitness offers specially designed fitness classes
for mom and baby in Western Canada and expanding to other provinces.
No need to worry about childcare as our classes provide plenty of
interaction for baby and a great workout for mom. Classes are designed
to encourage a healthy lifestyle before and after pregnancy by
providing handouts, discussions and practical exercises that will
strengthen the mind, body and soul for the real workout of being a
mom. For more information visit our web site or call 604-461-7827.
www.runnersandbootiesfitness.com

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