Providing fitness programming for Pre-and Postnatal Women in a safe, professional environment.
Program Director Sara (read her bio HERE)
Studies have determined that exercise for pregnant women substantially reduces the rate of C-sections and the use of forceps. Pregnant women who exercise can expect an average of two hours less labor time, improved circulation, increased muscle tone and improved posture. New mothers, who exercised during pregnancy, return to their pre-pregnancy weight quicker and in general adjust to the rigors of motherhood easier.
Moms In Motion Group Exercise Classes (click HERE for Class Schedule)
The Moms in Motion (MIM) class offerings are held in six-week sessions (but new participants can enter at any time). This program provides not only a safe and effective exercise regime, but also valuable information on pregnancy, postpartum and child safety.
About Our Instructors/ Trainers
All of our MIM staff members are certified instructors by one or more of the following organizations: the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, or the Aquatic Exercise Association. They have recieved a specialty certificate in pre/post natal exercise through DSW Fitness and/or SCW Fitness.
Moms In Motion Guidelines Moms In Motion Group Exercise Classes and Personal Training Programs follow the American College of Obstertrics & Gynecology (ACOG)
Guidelines, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) fitness recommendations and the most current research and updates on exercise and pregnancy.Several steps will be taken to ensure safety:
• Supine position avoided due to supine
• Motionless standing in class will be avoided
Doctor's Release required
Please print, fillout and sign this document (click here )
Moms In Motion Services • Class Schedule
• Personal Training Classes
• One-On-One Personal Training
(available by appointment-online form coming soon)
• Running While Pregnant Tips (PDF click here)
• Guest Speakers with information on:
• Car Seats
• Weight training
• Your marriage after baby
• And more!
Moms In Motion Benefits
Moms in Motion patrons receive constant updates on all aspects of pregnancy and motherhood. Handouts are a regular experience and discussions are encouraged. Every question has worth! Receive valuable information on the effects of pregnancy on:
• Heart rate and pregnancy
• Body temperature and exercise, back pain
Other Harbor Programs suitable for pregnancy *...
• Pilates / Yoga
• Mama TRX Bootcamp (more info)
• Strength Training
• Aquatic Workouts (Sport Pool or Warm Pool )
• Low- Impact Aerobics (BodyVive/BodyFlow )
"Exercise during and after pregnancy enables women to stay fit and healthy, and helps prevent the development of injury and chronic physical problems".
Professor Raul Artal, MD, Chairman Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Syracuse University.
Fit Moms Small Group Training: "As a mom of three young kids, this class gives me the well-needed break (from the kids!) and has made me more fit than I have ever been. It's tough, but a fantastic workout that has helped so much in losing that baby weight. It helps target those areas of the body that need more strengthening after pregnancy, which i love, and the small group class gives a lot of one-on-one attention. If there's one thing a mom should do for herself, it's this class. Every mom deserves to know how strong she actually is." Sarah Bianchi
Who Should Attend?
If you are pregnant, thinking of getting pregnant or postpartum 0-18 months, our program is perfect for you! Open to both members and non-members of HAC.
These educational and entertaining pre/post fitness programs are conveniently scheduled to accommodate the busy schedules of mothers and mothers-to-be. Our supportive environment permits you to network with peers, and feel good about yourself and your changing body.
Please call Harbor Wellness Center at: 821-6501 or email Sara
NEW! Partnership with Stroller Strides (postnatal) and Fit4Baby (prenatal)
- classes located at Lakeview Park, near Harbor Athletic Club.
- Harbor members get a discount: 10 classes for $80.00. Your first class is free.
- Register on line HERE.