Pregnancy

5 Studios With Prenatal Exercise Classes You Should Check Out

You can sit around feeling lousy, or you can get up and feel fabulous. Exercises during pregnancy can bring loads of benefits from preparing your body for labour to lowering your risk of gestational diabetes, not to mention lifting your mood and making you feel better generally. Here are 5 awesome places in Singapore where you can get your fix of mood-lifting endorphins through gentle, pre-natal exercise. 

Where: Upside Motion
www.upsidemotion.com

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Price: From $130 for a private class, $90 for a duet class

What you can expect:

  • Expectant mothers who are new to Upside Motion are highly encouraged to join a private pilates class for trainer to assess suitability to join group classes, which are more intense in nature
  • Duet classes can comprise of expectant mothers paired with a friend who need not be pregnant, so you can sign up for classes with a friend
  • Recommended for expectant mothers at least 12 weeks into pregnancy who have been certified by doctors to be healthy for exercise classes

Where: COMO Shambhala Urban Escape
www.comoshambhala.com

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Price: From $185 per month

What you can expect:

  • Pre-natal yoga focusing on the spinal alignment, toning of birthing muscles, stamina and relaxation of body and mind
  • Recommended for expectant mothers at least 12 weeks into pregnancy

Where: Options Studio
www.options-studio.com

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Price: From $110 for a private class

What you can expect:

  • Exercises to strengthen your core muscles with an emphasis on abdominal muscles, the lower back and the muscles of the pelvic floor
  • Modified exercises using special equipment to make them suitable for the changing ability of your core muscles as they stretch during pregnancy

Where: Mother & Child 
www.motherandchild.com.sg

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Price: From $35 per class 

What you can expect:

  • Hour-long classes divided into 4 sections: breathing or pranayama (to ensure abundant amount of oxygen for mother and child), yoga exercises (strengthening of body parts associate with labour, alleviating cramps, improving digestion), focus and concentration (meditation and visualisation to alleviate stress and anxiety), and deep relaxation (at least 10 minutes of guided relaxation in a darkened room, with soothing music and pillows).
  • Pilates classes, and post-natal classes also available

Where: Mom in Balance 
www.mominbalance.com

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Price: From $150 per month

What you can expect:

  • Weekly outdoor training, year-round in the open air 
  • Personal training together with other moms – to – be 
  • A combination of cardio, strength, stretching and interval training
  • Training of the pelvic floor muscles
  • A total body workout that you can start at the beginning of your pregnancy (12 weeks) and continue up to your due date 

Have you tried any of these classes out? Share with us your experience! 

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