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are asked to wear aqua socks for traction and protection. An old pair
of aerobics shoes, with holes drilled into them for drainage, will
work fine, as well. Locker rooms are available for participants.Locker
rooms are available for participants. Daycare, however, is NOT available,
though other areas and pools in the center are open for play and lap
swim, should dads (or whoever) wish to come play with older siblings.
Current clients who are new to water aerobics need to arrive 10 minutes
early to learn about safety precautions, etc., particular to the aquatic
environment. For AquaMoms® and babies classes, babies must be at least 4 months old to participate.
Do I have to
know how to swim to take this class?
No. Most of our classes take place in shallow water. Going deep is
always optional, and floatation equipment is provided for those times
we want to go deep for zero impact.
Why do I need
to wear shoes in the pool?
Shoes provide additional support to lax joints, as well as safety,
and give you traction as we travel around the pool. Another benefit
is that they add a little more resistance to your workout! Foot protection
can vary form aqua socks (available in most discount stores during
summer months) to an old pair of tennis shoes with holes drilled in
the bottom for drainage.
When I think
of water aerobics, I think of exercise for seniors. Is it really a
Our moms work in all our classes; after all, you're in training for
labor! We take advantage of the properties of water, including the
fact that it provides 12 times more resistance than air. You will
get a safe and effective workout without even realizing it due to
the properties of water.
I like the idea
of water aerobics, but I really don't feel comfortable putting on
a bathing suit. Is this class for me?
There is no need to be shy. You will be with plenty of other moms
going through the same thing. Another plus is that once you are in
the pool, all that is seen are your shoulders and beautiful smiles!
water good for reducing swelling?
Due to the hydrostatic pressure of water, it is great at pushing fluid
from the tissues back into the bloodstream for elimination. Some studies
show that it is more effective at reducing swelling than the traditional
recommendation of bed rest with elevation of the feet.
Do I need to
drink water during this workout?
Absolutely! You're working hard and, though you don't feel it as much
in the water, your body heats up burning extra energy. Staying well
hydrated during any pregnancy workout helps your body continue to
cool itself (and Baby/-ies!) and minimize the chance of contractions.
Should I eat
We ask that you eat a light meal, or snack, about an hour, or two,
before the start of class.
Can I just show
up for class when Im ready to start?
No, you must first contact Healthy Moms® to schedule your orientation and confirm written consent from your OB or midwife. For Raleigh/Cary classes call 781-MOMS or email info. For Durham/Chapel Hill classes call 489-MOMS or email Tiffany.
Do I need written
consent from my OB or midwife to participate in your programs?
Yes, for most moms. If you are less than three months postpartum and
new to Healthy Moms®, you must obtain written consent from your
doctor or midwife. If you need assistance obtaining your consent,
please contact the Healthy Moms® officewere happy
Will my instructor
be certified in pre- and postnatal fitness?
Yes! All Healthy Moms® instructors are Certified Perinatal Fitness
Instructors. Many have additional fitness certifications, as well.
AquaMoms® instructors, for example, are Certified Aquatic Fitness Instructors.
(To learn more about your instructors qualifications, see About
Us on this website.)
Pullen Park: Take Hillsborough Street to Ashe Street and Pullen Park will be approximately 1 mile on Right
Fitness Connection - North Hills Lassiter: From Beltine, take Six Forks exit. At the first light take a left into the "Lassiter" shopping complex. Continue straight and the gym will be on the left.
Gypsy Divers Aquatic Center: 3651 Bastion Ln, Raleigh, NC 27604