Our community is comprised of quite a few beautiful mamas-to-be who take classes on a regular basis. They have welcomed Zephyr into their pregnancy journey, and we are so grateful to be a part of the magic. indoor cycling while pregnant

Pregnancy is such an exciting time in your life. With it comes many milestones, memories, and experiences, as well as a lot of change. This can be especially true for your health and fitness routine while expecting a little one.

Everyone’s pregnancy journey is different. So, we asked three expecting riders to share a little bit about their journey and why they turn to movement to help them navigate the experiences that come with being pregnant.

Get ready to fall in love with each of their stories below. Enjoy!

 

JORDAN FEDDES

Due February 19
Expecting a little boy 💙 


What brought you to Zephyr?

I’m a SoulCycle enthusiast. After moving to Bozeman, I came to Zephyr looking to find a local spot for cardio with a solid beat. Although the search for a local SoulCycle got me in the door, the Zephyr experience got me to stay. Each Zephyr instructor has a unique style that is always fresh, never boring, and guaranteed to energize me before I start my day or help me decompress after work.

How has movement played a part in your pregnancy journey – mentally, physically, emotionally?

As someone who grew up doing gymnastics and has continued to lead a very active lifestyle, the inevitable restrictions pregnancy places on movement have been very mentally and emotionally challenging as I have had to heavily modify or completely cut out most of the activities I love (shout out to everyone skiing the ridge right now!). Regardless, movement is the one thing throughout this pregnancy that makes me feel most like myself. Seriously, God bless bikes that don’t go anywhere. No other earthly object is intense enough to prepare your whole body for the ridge run and low impact enough (into the third trimester!) to strengthen your pelvic floor for delivering a baby. Although movement is imperative to my mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy pregnancy, my daily priority is to conserve enough energy for this perfect little peanut to continue his healthy development. Zephyr classes have proven to be an excellent low impact workout where I can strengthen my whole core in preparation for delivery and recovery and can tone it back when I need to, all while getting my sweat on!

How has the Zephyr community helped you along the way? 

From training for the ridge run to maintaining a healthy pregnancy, the completely welcoming and judgment-free environment at Zephyr has given me the perfect amount of support to find my limits (which currently change daily) without any pressure to push myself beyond those limits.

Advice for expecting moms:

Every pregnancy is unique, beautiful, and different. If your pregnancy journey leads you to Zephyr, keep your second position low (read: in first position) and your handlebars high 😉

 

HILLARY FOLKVORD

Due March 11
Expecting a little boy 💙


What brought you to Zephyr?

I started Zephyr pre-pregnancy for a good workout, and this magical place has become more than just a workout. I use it as time to clear my head and reset my intentions. This group has been a huge part of my pregnancy, Zephyr has helped keep me sane.

How has movement played a part in your pregnancy journey – mentally, physically, emotionally?

I try to move my body every day during pregnancy, even if it’s just for 20 minutes. This is my second pregnancy; my first delivery went smooth and I contribute that to taking care of myself during those 9 months.

Advice for expecting moms:

My advice to expecting moms is to take care of yourself while pregnant. It will make all the difference during labor and post baby. Use this time to embrace self-care. Ask for help, we have an amazing community in Bozeman to assist during pregnancy and after. AND sleep as much as you can now.

 

JACKIE ADAMEK

Due April 19
Expecting a little boy 💙


What brought you to Zephyr?

Becoming an instructor! Carolyn and I connected through our waxer (but really, it’s true!) and I knew I wanted to be a cycling instructor and that’s how it all happened.

How has movement played a part in your pregnancy journey – mentally, physically, emotionally?

It’s been a HUGE part of my pregnancy journey. I really don’t know what I would do without it. My first trimester was rough, like sick all day rough. Each day I would walk in these doors, it allowed me to feel something different other than sickness. It was like for 50 minutes; my lungs would feel on fire or my legs would burn but it felt SO GOOD! It also helped me realized how amazing my body truly was. It is growing a human, making room for life but at the same time, still able to work. It blows my mind every single day! Emotionally, I have probably cried every single class I have taken during my pregnancy. This is truly a journey, with it being my first pregnancy I really didn’t know what to expect. I have been happy, I have been sad, ALL of the emotions and getting on the bike and feeling the music and listening to the instructor brings out those emotions I didn’t know I was holding back that clearly needed to come out. There was a quote I heard that say, “if I didn’t ride my bike, I would lose my mind” and that’s exactly how I feel.

How has the Zephyr community helped you along the way?

Gosh, the people here are INCREDIBLE! Every time I come in, someone asks me “how are you doing?” or how are you feeling?”. Just asking that means so much and means that they are thinking about me. I have received so much love, support and advice and I hope everyone knows how much it means to me. It has been so much fun to share this journey with my riders. I am 100% convinced that I will go into labor during a class I am teaching so STAY TUNED.

Advice for expecting moms:

Move your BODY! Even when you feel like it is truly the last thing you want to do. Trust me, most days I just want to sit on my couch and watch New Girl and eat Eggo waffles but it is so important to take 30 or 50 minutes to just move. It will change your entire mood and really allow you to check into this amazing body even more. And, be kind to yourself when you do get on the saddle. If you have to turn off your center console and just ride, do that. Just get that sweat flowing and heart pumpin’ and that’s all you will need!

 

As you can see, pregnancy can look different for everyone. We encourage you to give yourself grace during this exciting time in your life, and if you need a little movement along the way — we’re always here to help.