Pre/Postnatal Barre Classes
Keeping up your current fitness regimen is so important for your health AND the health of your baby. Barre is a great form of exercise for expectant moms-to-be because of it is low-impact and targets all the right areas! We understand that it may be intimidating and overwhelming to know what you can and cannot do whilst pregnant, so Barre Where You Are created a Pre/Postnatal Barre class that provides modifications and specific exercises suited for each individual. We are ready for you and your Barre Baby!
Where We Offer
Keep checking back for our 2019 class locations! In the meantime, we also offer private or group in-home classes and an Online Barre Program!
What We Offer
We begin with a light cardio warm-up,3rd song in is a stretch, we work on arms, pelvic floor and transverse abdominal exercises and then Barre work and finish with a final stretch
Prenatal Barre Benefits
Helps with faster, easier and shorter delivery (average of 2 hours shorter)
Mother is less likely to gain weight (and helps lose any weight gained faster!)
Lower possibility of C-sections
Helps with aches and pain (swelling, cramps, back pain, constipation, bloating)
Lowers risk of gestational diabetes
Helps to prevent Postpartum Depression
Creates a community of Barre Moms :)
Increase in energy
Improves posture and mood
Babies can have higher APGAR scores
Pre/Postnatal Barre Online
What We Offer:
We are so excited to offer our “Pre/Postnatal Barre Basics” video in our Online Barre Workouts Library! It has become a passion of ours to offer safe and effective modifications so women who are expecting or are postpartum can continue their exercise routine. If you are one of our Online Barre Babes and are pregnant or have recently given birth, be sure to check it out!
Pre/Postnatal Barre FAQ’s
Do I need to have clearance by my Dr?
Yes! All clients must be medically cleared by their Dr to exercise prior to their first class.
When should I begin/stop exercising?
You can get your Barre on as soon as you have been given the OK by your Dr! As long as you are having a healthy pregnancy, you can keep exercising right up until your due date! After you have given birth, you will need to ask your Dr when you can begin again. For uncomplicated vaginal births, you can return around 4-6 weeks postpartum and for a Cesarean birth it is 6-8 weeks.
What should I wear?
Wear clothes that are comfortable for you to move in. We usually do Barre in our bare feet, but some moms-to-be find it more support if they wear their sneakers. It’s completely up to you!
What should I bring?
You will need to bring a Yoga mat, a hand towel and water.
Should I eat before class?
You should eat a healthy snack of complex carbohydrates (bread, granola bar, crackers, fruit) 1-2 hours prior to class