Unless that something is a pool workout! I have now done 3 water aerobics type classes, some swimming and the Fit Pregnancy water workout mentioned in my Pregnancy Workouts page. They are fun workouts, quite soothing and great for a pregnant woman’s changing balance.
Monday, there was a special holiday Aqua Zumba class at the gym. It was fun, but not as fun as Zumba usually is. I felt like we did many of the same moves over and over. But I also didn’t feel terribly silly trying to dance because the water hid me trying to do any pregnant booty shaking. I was doing Turbo Kick a few weeks ago at home (at about 3am before a flight) and could see my pregnant pump it in my window. I was amused!
I used the pool weights during most of the songs for extra resistance. It seems like you’re using these nothing weights, but they really create a lot of pull in the water. I’m glad I made it a point to take the class (I put it in my phone with an alarm) but I’m not sure if I would go all of the time. My gym doesn’t offer water based classes when I can take them so I have tried to go when I could. It was the last class they did in the outside pool. It wasn’t the nicest day, but exercising outside was fun. I didn’t have to worry about getting too much sun being in the water for an hour.
So if you’re looking for something to try for prenatal fitness, definitely think about a water based workout. It may be very different from your usual workout and you will likely be one of the youngest people there, but everyone has a good time and the water feels great!
Workout yesterday – Aqua Zumba
Workout today – 20 minutes elliptical, weights (Day 1 from here)