pre & postnatal classes

Drop-in rate now available!
Pre & Postnatal Yoga
Tuesdays, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.


Looking to continue your fitness regimen during your pregnancy, or getting back into your routine after childbirth? The Pre and Postnatal classes offered at Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center are perfect for you.

To participate in Pre and Postnatal programs, a physician’s approval to exercise is required and the Health History Questionnaire must be completed. Download the Health History Questionnaire. For a complete schedule of current Pre and Postnatal class offerings, see our Wellness Classes schedule.

Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center has certified personal trainers and massage therapists experienced with helping new and expecting mothers. Please call (847) 535-7000 for more information on pre and postnatal personal training or massage services.
 

New Class! Mom & Baby Yoga
 

After giving birth, get your body moving in a healthy and supportive way while bonding with your child. In Mom and Baby Yoga, we will move through various yoga poses while incorporating breath work, appropriate core work and movement with your baby. At the end of each practice, we will go through a few baby message techniques and finish with a relaxing savasana.

Thursday, June 8 10:15 to 11:00 am
Thursday, June 15 10:15 to 11:00 am
Thursday, June 22 10:15 to 11:00 am
Thursday, June 29 10:15 to 11:00 am


This class is appropriate for babies six weeks to almost crawling. Registration is required. Please contact Anthony Simone to register at asimone@nm.org
 

Pregnancy Health and Fitness Guidelines
 

If you are starting an exercise program as a way of improving your health during your pregnancy, remember to start very slowly. Your body will naturally give you signals that it is time to reduce the level of exercise you are performing. Consider these other guidelines during your pregnancy:

  • Never exercise to the point of exhaustion or breathlessness
  • Wear comfortable exercise footwear that gives strong ankle and arch support
  • Take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids during exercise
  • Avoid exercise in extremely hot weather
  • Avoid rocky terrain or unstable ground when running
  • Weight training should emphasize improving tone, especially in the upper body and abdominal area
  • Avoid lifting weights above your head and using weights that strain the lower back muscles
  • Include relaxation and stretching before and after your exercise program
  • Eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates
  • During the second and third trimesters, avoid exercise that involves lying flat on your back as this decreases blood flow to your uterus

All medical fitness programs require a completed Health History Questionnaire prior to participation. For program registration and inquiries, call Anthony Simone, Wellness Manager, at (847) 535-7140 or asimone@nm.org.

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Facility Notes

Club Renovations

JULY 24 TO AUGUST 20, 2017

Much anticipated renovations to the club will affect some of our facilities. more >

ANNUAL HFC 5K

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

Join us for our third 5K run and 1 mile run/walk through the Middlefork Savanna this fall! more >

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