Wellness Programs
YMCA OF METROPOLITAN LOS ANGELES

Pre/Post Natal Exercise

Pre-natal Exercise

Pregnancy is a great time to get moving! In fact, engaging in regular physical activity while pregnant has incredible benefits for you and your baby.

That’s why we offer Pre-Natal Exercise classes that build and maintain your core strength, muscle tone, and overall mobility. Pregnancy can zap your energy as your body rapidly changes, but exercising strengthens your cardiovascular system so you don’t tire as easily. It can also help reduce pregnancy discomfort, help you sleep better and prepare your body for childbirth.

Check with your local Y to see what they have to offer.

Join other mommies-to-be in our fun and uplifting classes.


Pre-natal Aqua Fitness

Pre-Natal Aqua Fitness classes offer the added benefit of buoyancy and the feeling of weightlessness, which can be a great relief during mid and late pregnancy. The water has a massaging effect on sore muscles and swollen joints and it’s a great way to work out without adding further strain on the body.

You don’t need to know how to swim or have to put your face in the water during Pre-Natal Aqua Fitness, but you should feel comfortable in deep water with assistance from a flotation support (noodle).

Check with your local Y to see what’s on offer.

Float through pregnancy.


Post-Natal Exercise

Congratulations!  You’re a new mom!  Now that your little one has arrived, our after-pregnancy exercise classes are a great opportunity to get out of the house (with your baby, of course!) and join other new moms and their babies in a workout specifically designed for postpartum recovery. Our classes offer a combination of cardiovascular and strengthening exercises that target major muscle groups and re-condition the core.
The postpartum period can sometimes be a lonely and challenging time. Attending a class specially designed for after pregnancy gives you the opportunity to meet other moms, share experiences and improve your physical, social and emotional well-being.

Check with your local Y to see what’s on offer.

New baby. New life.

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