You may have seen the headline, “Exercise May Not Limit Pregnancy Weight Gain.” The story comes from a new Brazilian study of obese women who joined a study group half way through their pregnancy (around 3 – 5 months). The
What Kind of Stability Ball Should I Purchase When I’m Pregnant?
Senior Oh Baby! Fitness Instructor, Kathleen Donahoe, helps answer all the questions we get about stability balls and exercise during pregnancy: What kind of Stability Ball is best for me to purchase when pregnant? How do I sit on the
Modified Plank – Demonstration Video
The plank is an excellent exercise to strengthen the chest, abdominal and lower back muscles. Senior Oh Baby! Fitness instructor Kathleen Donahoe gives three different variations on this awesome exercise for the core and lower back. Great exercise for pregnant
Modified Push Ups – Great Pregnancy and New Mom Exercise
Push ups are a great exercise to build chest, triceps and abdominal strength. Use this quick modification to make push ups safe for pregnant and new moms. Proper modification taught by Senior Oh Baby! Fitness Instructor, Kathleen Donahoe.
Awesome Letter from Mom — How Exercising During Pregnancy Helped Her!
Dear Oh Baby! Fitness, As we finish my first session of Oh Baby classes, I just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks. I have absolutely LOVED my Pilates, combo, and water aerobics classes these last two months.
Kegel Exercises – Strengthening Your Pelvic Floor Muscles During Pregnancy
You hear us talk about Kegel Exercises all the time in our prenatal and mom & baby fitness classes. It’s one of the most important exercises you can do before, during and after your pregnancy. Why? Strong pelvic floor muscles
Wall Sits – Building Strength for Labor and Delivery
Oh Baby! Fitness Senior Instructor Kathleen Donahoe leads us through a proper wall sit for pregnant women. Wall sits are a great exercise for building lower back and glute strength during pregnancy. It’s also a great way to prepare for
Outer and Inner Thigh Raises – Build Glutes and Pelvic Floor Strength During Pregnancy
Outer and inner thigh raises work the glutes, thighs and pelvic floor. Engage your abdominal muscles during this exercise for added benefit. Senior Oh Baby! Fitness Instructor Kathleen Donahoe leads you through a demonstration. Watch the video below and let
Common Questions: Is it safe to exercise in the third trimester?
When they first find out they are pregnant, many women can’t imagine that they will be exercising right up until their due date. However, it is very common for women who are active during pregnancy to continue to exercise regularly
Common Questions: What should be my first exercise class after I have my baby?
Many clients ask what exercise they should take as their first class back after having a baby. While we have many women take all different kinds of classes and participate in lots of different types of programs, I’ve found that