We all know, moving our bodies in ways that feel good is essential for our well-being. When you are pregnant, this still rings true. But as you embark on your prenatal fitness journey it is still recommended to discuss the level and type of exercise suitable for you (as each pregnancy is different) with your medical care provider.
In general, exercising during pregnancy is recommended, safe and offers the following benefits
Greater control over weight.
Boosts your mood (yes please!)
Research shows that exercising regularly during pregnancy could significantly decrease and prevent the risk of unintended caesarean births.
Exercising during pregnancy also allows the baby to have access to improved blood flow, oxygen and other nutrients.
Mums-to-be who exercise throughout pregnancy also experience shorter labours and are less likely to require medical assistance during labour.
Below we have compiled a list (below in alphabetical order) where you can get your prenatal fitness fix in Luxembourg:
Disclaimer: Neither the author or Luxmama Club & ParentPrep asbl shall be held responsible for any negligence resulting from a service provided by practitioners listed hereafter. Please use your own discretion to investigate suitability.
Cabinet Maman Enfant Kinésithérapie – Kirchberg. All classes are in French including classical preparation (breathing), pilates, yoga, light fitness exercises, aqua-gym, “gym posturale” (stretch & improve your posture), fit-ball, stretch yoga.
Clare Marie Pilates & Wellness – Various locations. Pre/postnatal Pilates and yoga.
Dancing for Birth™ classes (Luxmama) – Helmsange in English. More than Prenatal Fitness – Birth Readiness™, Dancing For Birth™ classes are the “trifecta” of birth preparation: feel-good dance fitness, essential childbirth education and celebration of pregnancy, birth and motherhood, all rolled into one profound & powerful class that supports you at every stage, from pre-conception through postpartum and are designed to encourage mothers finding their intuitive self in Birth and Motherhood.
Mammafit – Various locations. Prenatal fitness.
Maternité Grand-Duchesse Charlotte – Luxembourg city. Prenatal fitness.
Midwife Michelle Finck – Belair. Prenatal yoga and fitness.
Pilates Alaya Luxembourg – Luxembourg City. Classes in FR.
Pilates Studio Luxembourg – Luxembourg City.
Pregnancy Swimming class at Pidal – Various locations, under “Cours de Natation” you will find the “Schwangerschaftsgymnastik” in German).
Respirit Pilates – Strassen. Classes in FR.
Tree of Life Yoga – Various locations. Classes in EN and FR.
YogaBalance – Kirchberg. Feminine glow classes (breathing, relaxation, meditation and postures).
Yoga La Source – Bereldange.
Yoga Shanti – Various locations.
Please shoot us a message, either as comment to this post or firstname.lastname@example.org to add any prenatal fitness, not already listed here. And if you’d like to contribute an article to our blog, by writing a review of your experience with any prenatal fitness activity in Luxembourg, we want to hear from you too!
More about the Author:
As mother of two darling babies, Holistic Maternity & Sleep Coach/educator, Marise Hyman provides worldwide coaching and education in planning for an empowered pregnancy, birth and parenthood journey to future/new parents through Marise Hyman Maternity Coaching – setting them up for success, so they can move from confusion to confidence.
She is also a Birth Advocate and founder of the Luxmama Club & ParentPrep asbl, a non-profit organisation raising awareness for green, natural & holistic parenting alternatives, birth rights and perinatal mental health by offering a variety of inspiring social and educational events in Luxembourg.