Topic: Is spinning safe when you’re pregnant?
If you’re in to spinning – you’re probably really in to spinning. People tend to get a bit addicted to these high-energy workouts, and it’s not hard to see why.
Spin classes are the nightclubs of the fitness world. With low lighting, loud music, and wildly energetic instructors, it’s no wonder spinning has become a firm favourite for people seeking a fun cardio fix.
But with all that bouncing and high levels of exertion – is it safe to keep spinning when you’re pregnant? And if so, how long can you keep going?
Gentle exercise during pregnancy is good (and safe) for you and your baby. It helps you maintain your fitness, range of movement and flexibility, and it also helps prepare your body for labour.
But it’s also important to choose the right kind of exercise – and that can depend on where you are in your pregnancy, and also the specific needs of your own body.
Spinning can be a great form of exercise during pregnancy. It is relatively low impact, while still getting your heart rate up and your blood pumping.
But, like any exercise during pregnancy, you may need to modify the workout as your body changes. We asked the experts at Boom Cycle for their top tips on spinning during pregnancy.
‘We believe it’s all about doing activity to feel as good as we possibly can, and we support our expecting Mum’s in feeling their best mentally and physically,’ Hilary Rowland, co-founder of Boom Cycle tells Metro.co.uk.
‘Pregnant women with an uncomplicated pregnancy who are already active can safely continue their physical activities throughout their pregnancy, and women with an uncomplicated pregnancy new to activity can gradually build their activity level to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.’
Topic Discussed: Is spinning safe when you’re pregnant?