Fit Mamas

Apr 15, 2009 | April 2009, Health

at Bloom Maternity

By Bonny Osterhage

If you have ever ventured into Bloom Maternity, you know that it is filled with the latest and most fashionable maternity clothes and pregnancy accessories. What you may not know is that on Monday nights it is filled with expectant mothers looking to get fit through the Fit Mamas Prenatal Exercise Program.

Want to join? All you need is yourself, a Yoga mat and a consent form signed by your doctor.
Led by physical therapist Carissa Cox, the progressive classes are designed for women in any trimester of their pregnancies.

In addition to preparing the body for the labor and delivery process, through breathing and stretching techniques, the classes are designed to facilitate a connection between mother and baby.

The classes take place on Monday from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and include …


Range of motion and strengthening

Partner activities

Breath practice

Lumbar stabilization

Pelvic floor exercises

Cool down and relaxation

The cost is $20 per class or $100 for one month. For more information call (210) 824-2727, or visit their Web site at

South Texas Fitness & Health