Originally Posted by RachelGS
I used to do Jazzercise, and it would be a GREAT pregnancy thing. The program always includes a low-impact option for every single step / exercise, and you regularly monitor your heartrate, etc. Lots of encouragement for staying hydrated, too. I miss it-- it was really fun, MUCH better than going to the gym.
Jazzercise Instructor, here !!!
Yes, it is totally safe to Jazzercise throughout your pregnancy. I did the whole 9 months I was pregnant with my daughter
Actually... I stopped teaching at 39 weeks, and didn't go into labor until week 41
: Guess I should've kept teaching.
Anyhow, we are trained/REQUIRED to show low impact options during each routine. It also would be helpful if you spoke with your instructor prior to class, to let her know that you are pregnant. She will probably keep a closer 'eye' on you.
But, as with any time that you begin a new exercise regimen, check with your OB/GYN. If you have been exercising BEFORE your pregnancy, continuing should not be a problem. IF YOU HAVE NOT EXERCISED in a while, I really encourage you to take it slow at first, and by ALL MEANS -- check with your doc.
Any more questions.... I'm here.
It's my 1st post, even