Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 11/4/14
When I think of fitness, I tend to envision barbells, treadmills, armbands, and sweaty Lance Armstrong types. When I think of pregnancy, on the other hand, donuts, air conditioning and soft couches are more likely to come to mind. But that’s not how it has to be, and more and more pregnant Portlanders are deciding not to forego exercise just because they’re with children. Luckily, ladies (and supportive partners), there are options. Mamalates on SE Belmont, for instance, provides prenatal and neonatal mothers with the opportunity to stay strong and toned through pregnancy and beyond, using the classic Pilates combination of yoga and dance. Though Mamalates founder Wendy Foster recommends starting the practice when you are still just considering pregnancy, women in all stages are welcome. If Pilates isn’t your thing, never fear. Baby Boot Camp offers other options, like stroller-based walking and strength fitness programs. Many new moms have a hard time regaining their pre-baby b...
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