Stork Club at Central Bucks Family YMCA is held in conjunction with Doylestown Women's Health Center to provide suggested classes and activities for pregnant and recently pregnant women.
A Letter from the Doctor
Exercise during pregnancy will benefit both you and your baby. The American College of OB/GYN recommends at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week.
Regular exercise can help you through your pregnancy including reducing backaches, constipation, swelling and bloating, not to mention improving your mode, increasing your energy and helping you sleep better. Most exercises are safe during pregnancy, including walking, stationary biking/spinning, yoga, dance and Pilates to name a few.
- Avoid jumping or jarring movements
- After the first trimester, avoid doing exercises on your back.
- Don’t overwhelm yourself (begin with 10 minutes a day)
- Wear comfortable, loose clothing and a good support bra.
- Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated and prevent overheating.
- Avoid outdoor activity when it is hot and humid. Eat healthy.
- You should always be able to speak while you are exercising.
- Call your doctor if you develop bleeding, cramps or contractions, dizziness, shortness of breath, weakness, chest pain or calf pain.
--Jean O. Fitzgerald, MD, FACOG, Doylestown Women’s Health Center
Doctor Recommended Classes
While all members are welcome in every class that is age-appropriate for them, below is a list of doctor recommended classes for pregnant or recently pregnant women. Visit our website for up-to-date
scheduling for group and aquatics classes.
Aqua Aerobics – A perfect exercise program for pregnant women, this low-impact aerobic workout in the deep end of the pool is designed to work every major muscle group. The water’s buoyancy decreases stress on hips, knees, ankles and feet.
Aqua Dance – For those with a sense of rhythm (or not!), this fun and energizing version of water aerobics embraces the movements of a variety of upbeat styles, all while keeping your feet on the bottom of the pool.
Aqua Fit – Get fit with this more challenging water deep-water workout using your own body weight and water resistance weights. Easy on the joints, this class will have you splashing your way to improved strength.
Aqua Walk Fit – This shallow-end version of Aqua Fit incorporates a variety of activities for aerobic exercise as well as activities to target range of motion, strength, balance and endurance. Ability to swim not necessary.
Aqua Zumba – Combine high-energy Zumba dance and fitness moves with water resistance for an all-around workout that is kind to your joints.
Aqua Infused Tabata – This class combines high intensity interval training with the properties of water that results in a fun, high cardio workout to blast calories.
Deep Water Cardio - This challenging class incorporates high-intensity, non-impact strength and cardiovascular movements to provide one of the best forms of exercise. Participants must be comfortable in deep water.
Gentle Aqua Aerobics – This low-impact class focuses on using the resistance of the water to help increase flexibility, range of motion, balance and posture in shallow and deep water.
H20 Tidal Wave – High intensity workout in both the shallow and deep water to music, emphasizing cardio and strengthening arms, legs and core.
Personal Training and Health Coaching
Included with your membership is a goal-setting conversation with a qualified
Fitness Coach. In addition, you may schedule an orientation with our fitness staff to access a 1:1 introduction to the equipment and weight machines in the fitness center. Your Fitness Coach will help you to identify the exercise options that will best help you meet your goals for your pregnancy.
Six 3—minute sessions ($125 members)
A dedicated health coach will meet with you to discuss proper food choices, how to handle and overcome obstacles with food, and recommended exercise.
Personal Training/ Small Group Training
One-on- one personal training is available session by session or through the Y’s PT Club. One 30-minute session is just $27. Also available are small group session, with the flexibility to sign up for classes as you go. Bring a few of your friends for your own small group, or sign up and meet new friends. Small group instruction classes include Boxing, Strengthen Conditioning, Kettlebell, Shockwave Training, TRX Fit, TRX Stay Fit, and UGI Core. Each trainer and instructor can direct you to the classes and exercises that will work best for you.