Class Review: Mom in Balance Outdoor Bootcamp

I don’t know why I waited so long to try Mom in Balance, a fitness class for pregnant and postpartum women. I was probably put off by the word “mom’ in the name. (Since I am not yet a mom.)  But if that’s holding you back, try to get over it. I’m glad I did.

Mom in Balance is an outdoor bootcamp company that offers classes in parks around New York including Fort Greene Park, Battery Park, Prospect Park and Central Park.

Some of their classes combine pregnant and postpartum folks and some classes are exclusively for one stage or the other.

I fit squarely in the pregnant camp and I tried a combo class for the first time last weekend.  It was a gorgeous summer morning and if I hadn’t been pregnant I would’ve loved to go for a run (I’ve been running while pregnant but at 37 weeks, it’s not so much a workout as it is a way to get somewhere really slowly) so I was thankful for the opportunity to spend time in Central Park under the guise of fitness.

I assume I eventually did a lunge

The class I took had approximately 12 people; four were pregnant and eight were new(ish) moms. For most of class we were split into groups: pregnant and postpartum. Largely, the two groups did the same activity but the pregnant women used modifications or a lower intensity. Here’s what went down:

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Do you need to take Physique 57’s pregnancy class? (if you’re pregnant)

Hi friends! Last week I shared a scorecard of my favorite classes to take while pregnant. One of the classes that ranked the highest was Physique 57. Physique is so welcoming to pregnant ladies they even offer a special workshop called “Fit for Pregnancy” that teaches you all of the modifications you need for their class. The workshop itself is a great workout.

But you may be asking yourself: Do I need this workshop?


above, a recent picture of me just being me

So let’s get down to biznas. I took the 90-minute Fit For Pregnancy workshop and I’m here to help you answer that question.

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