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Natural Awakenings Naples and Fort Myers

Prenatal & Postnatal Fitness Classes

Jul 31, 2010 12:00AM

Prenatal and postnatal fitness classes offered through NCH Wellness Centers in Naples, can be attended by both members and non-members. Prenatal classes are held at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Briggs Wellness Center; 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Whitaker Wellness Center; 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Birth Place, North Naples Hospital; and 11:15 a.m. Fridays at the Whitaker site. Postnatal fitness classes with baby are held at the Birth Place at 2 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 p.m. Fridays.

Under the guidance of trained and certified instructors, the classes are geared to meet the specific needs of pregnant and postpartum women in an ideal proportion of strength training and mind/body balancing.

Benefits of exercising during pregnancy include increasing circulation to the pelvis and womb, strengthening the body, reducing discomfort and building confidence in the birth process via specific exercises for pain management. Postnatal classes are meant to increase strength and stamina and connect participants with other women and babies.


Fee: Wellness members (price included in membership), non-members can attend 12 classes for $38. Doctor’s referral is necessary for all classes. For location addresses and more info, visit NCHmd.org.

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