Prenatal Fit: A Woman’s Gym

Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood welcomes a new gym: Prenatal Fit at 1937 West Diversey Parkway.

The founder of Prenatal Fit, Adina Rosenberg, is one fit mama. A fitness instructor for over 20 years and a mother of two, she has the mental and physical stamina of a dozen women. And although Ms. Rosenberg continues to teach exercise classes at East Bank Club, Prenatal Fit gym offers a variety of classes for the pregnant female from Prenatal Yoga, Strength on the Ball, Nia, Zumba, Ballet Barre and even Pilates.

So how much time is appropriate for the average woman to work out during her pregnancy? Ms. Rosenberg says, “Workout at least 20 consecutive minutes a day. If that means taking a power walk or taking a Prenatal Fit’s exercise class. Always keep your hips open and your posture strong. And don’t forget to drink a lot of water while consuming enough calories to keep you energized throughout your day.”

Think that having a baby will morph you into a couch potato – think again. Once your baby is welcomed into this world, Prenatal Fit allows moms to bring their baby to classes like Mommy and Me Boot Camp (may as well get them started early), Mommy and Me Yoga, Mommy and Me Baby Bjorn Aerobics, and Mommy and Me Pilates.

And if that’s not enough, workshops on baby care, labor, delivery, CPR certification and even music classes “Tiny Tune Makers” are available. So what are you waiting for, moms to be?

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About Cindy Burns

Currently writing for TCW's 'Woman About Town' column, Cindy Burns covers Chicago's social scene, events, fashion, and interviews women and men who are making a difference in the world. With an M.A. in American History from DePaul University, Ms. Burns is an author, freelance writer, avid reader and researcher. Ms. Burns has spent over 20 years serving on charitable boards and organizations, and currently serves as a member of the Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet and the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago. She is also an Honorary Member of the Children's Service Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. When Ms. Burns isn't running around Chicago covering current events, you can find her biking, on the tennis courts, or hiking in a mountainous region of her choice.