Prenatal fitness classes are designed for women wanting to stay healthy during pregnancy and to maintain a strong physical state for one of the most challenging 9 months of your life. By increasing muscular balance and cardiovascular endurance, a well-trained pregnant woman goes into labor with an advantage that will help her endure the physical demands of delivery. BENEFITS TO THE MOM: Expectant moms can benefit by experiencing less susceptibility to constipation, swelling, leg cramps, varicose veins, fatigue, and extra weight gain. Postural improvements result from exercise causing reduced back pain. Exercise helps to improve circulation, and reduce pelvic and rectal pressure. Exercising pregnant women often have an overall feeling of wellness, confidence and self-esteem. BENEFITS TO THE BABY: Increased delivery of oxygen and nutrients to babies of exercising mothers; easier time establishing breastfeeding; higher APGARS scores which means they are generally more alert and active.