Q: I want to stay in shape now that I’m pregnant. Where can I find classes tailored for me?
A: Slowing or dropping your fitness routine when you’re pregnant can get you in a real pickle when it comes to prenatal problems—lower-back pain, swollen feet, and fatigue, for starters. Having had two kids of her own, Alycea Ungaro, the physical-therapist owner of Tribeca Bodyworks (177 Duane Street; 212-625-0777, tribecabodyworks.com), can relate: “How can you lie around for nine months and do nothing and then expect to run after your kids? You’re getting ready to run a really long marathon of eighteen years.” That’s why Ungaro, who has trained the likes of Christy Turlington, Uma Thurman, and Madonna, created the Pre-Natal Pilates Workshop, a course for women who are up to six months along. The basics include “tower” work, so you can tirelessly carry your bouncing bundle, and mat workouts that will minimize future stroller stoop and post-birth belly. Six 55-minute weekly sessions are $200.