Exercising when pregnant? It’s possible !

Exercising when pregnant? It’s possible !

Exercising when pregnant? It’s possible !

Doing sports when you are pregnant? It is possible! More than possible, it is even essential! As we all know, pregnancy for a woman is not necessarily the easiest time to live both physically and mentally. But what better way to remedy this than through sport?   You probably ask yourself questions like “Isn’t it dangerous for the baby?” or “Will I have enough physical resources to make it? And this is quite normal, every pregnant woman faces at one time or another doubts or fears about this pregnancy situation, whether she is more or less mentally prepared for the event.   Through this article, the Spinbreak team will share with you the 3 guidelines to adopt in order to combine pregnancy and sport without apprehension!  

I. Choose the right sport First of all, it is important not to do any sport in any way. A sport that is not adapted or of too high an intensity could be bad for the health of the mother-to-be. First of all, bad news for those who love sliding sports or combat sports, and all sports involving risks of falls or all kinds of impacts on the belly are obviously to be banned from the start! Other activities that should not be practiced during pregnancy are those that involve carrying heavy loads or so-called extreme activities such as diving or skydiving.   So what activities are recommended?  

Swimming is the most recommended sport for pregnant women. The idea is obviously not to beat a speed record, but swimming or simply walking in the water has important benefits on the morale of the pregnant woman who will come out relaxed and relieved. This practice is also recommended for its draining benefits and to relieve back pain. Walking, yoga, pilates, or gentle gymnastics are also practices that respect the body and are therefore healthy for a pregnant woman. Cycling (only indoors to avoid the risk of falling) is also a good way to get in shape because of its draining and euphoric effect.

Femme en pleine séance de cycling chez Spinbreak.

II. Forget about the performance aspect For those who are used to intensive sports sessions and the most competitive among us, this is perhaps the most difficult point to accept… But life is like that and we can’t change it, being in the expectation of a happy event necessarily implies a good number of physiological changes and therefore a decrease in physical and sports capacities. During this period of pregnancy, your body is not at its maximum capacity, which is why it is important to also adapt the intensity of your sports activities. Never exceed the limits set by your body, never go to the point of being out of breath. An important point of reference is that you must always be able to talk during the whole session. Spinbreak offers a range of indoor cycling sessions of different intensities.

The lift cycling and endurance sessions are particularly well suited for expectant mothers. But whatever the session, it is up to you to gauge the intensity. The practice of sports during pregnancy is not based on achievement but essentially on well-being! Keeping in shape, relaxing, thinking about something other than the approaching baby, doing something good for your morale, that’s the idea!   III. Think about yourself! In this particular period, that’s the most complicated, think about yourself from time to time! And not permanently to the future baby. As explained in the previous points, it is important to get used to the idea that practicing a sport activity during pregnancy, if it is well adapted to your current physical capacities and respectful of your body as a pregnant woman, will not be in any case harmful for the fetus.

We all know that deep feeling of well-being felt after a good sports session. So imagine what this feeling could be like when you are pregnant. Don’t you want to spend a beautiful and relaxing night in a deep sleep? Even better! Imagine your hot bath at the end the day! Wouldn’t it be even more pleasant than it already is after a good workout?   So ladies, now that all this information is in your hands, don’t hesitate! Sandrine, our founder of Spinbreak, mother of two beautiful children, would be delighted to share her experience with you! Enjoy it!

One of bordeaux’s special secrets…

One of bordeaux’s special secrets…

One of bordeaux’s special secrets…

One of Bordeaux’s special secrets will help you stay active and sporty while you make the most of the incredible wines, gastronomy and treats that this beautiful region has to offer. Nestled in the heart of Bordeaux, next to the beautiful Jardin Public, Spinbreak Studio is owned and managed by Sandrine and Charles- who, after traveling the world, chose Bordeaux to settle into family life.

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The Spinbreak community is made up of many cultures and communities, adding a richness to your indoor cycling class! Alongside Bordeaux natives, you will hear languages from Argentina and Mexico, to Morocco, Australia and the US…all of whom have become addicted to an impressive, efficient and fun workout, like no other! Whether you are a SoulCycle, Peloton, Les Mills fan, you will live a very unique experience here and will remember it for a long time to come…. Come for one or two sessions, and you will be asking when we can open up a studio in your local city 😉 If in doubt, check some of the Tripadvisor or Google reviews…. To try is to LOVE!

12 – 18 year old classes are coming to Spinbreak

12 – 18 year old classes are coming to Spinbreak


It’s time to get our kids into indoor cycling!

As of September, we are opening our first session entirely dedicated to 12 – 18 year olds. We know that exercise is critical for the health of young people, and we want to give them a place where they can learn about fitness in a fun way.

In addition to being effective on a sports level (cardio, muscle strengthening and fat burning), Spinbreak offers a moment of release and relaxation that our young people really need. In 45 minutes, they will have everything they need to be fit and healthy—all while dancing on our bikes.

The schedule is still to be defined, but we suggest you make a first choice between the following slots:

Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm

Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm

Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Do not hesitate to suggest slots according to schedule availability!

Our special Teen pack:

34 sessions in one year, valid from September 7, 2022 to June 21, 2023.

That’s right! One session per week (excluding school vacations) at the rate of 374€ (11€/session).

And that’s not all, we offer a 30-minute trial session so you can come test our concept 🤩 Need more info? We’re at your disposal at the studio reception, by phone at 0620849367 or by email at hello@spinbreak.fr

* Loan of shoes, towels (session+shower), water bottles, and the bikes are set up before they arrive…

Meet Charles

Meet Charles


Charles en train de coacher une séance d'indoor cycling

  • What is your favourite breakfast?

I’m a big fan of intermittent fasting, so I usually skip breakfast. However if I am extra hungry, I love porridge with honey. My healthy plan is paused on sundays when I go full on family brunch: pancakes, chocolatines, coffee, etc 😜

  • Any tips for staying motivated?

Motivation is a like a muscle. You can’t expect to lift big weights the first time you try. Go for smaller objectives that you can meet. Then it gets easier the more you do it.

  • What are your favourite training exercises?

A good Pilates session with Karyn at the studio! Or a good plank if I’m on my own…

  • The best thing to do after a session is…

Shower! And then enjoy some fun times with family or friends. A nice burger will help in both cases!

  • The sentence that inspires you the most?

Keep going! 

meet Saby

meet Saby


Saby coach chez spinbreak

What is your favourite breakfast?

I always start my day with a glass of lemon with warm water to cleanse all the organs. 20 minutes later, I start my breakfast with a black coffee without sugar, cereals without added sugar and grapefruit, or a kiwi, it depends on the season, love to start my day with colours ;).


Any tips to stay motivated? 

Don’t think too much, put on your shoes, and outfit, and go out to relax or let off steam. I also have moments when I don’t feel like moving, especially on Friday after work. But I don’t dwell on this emotion because it’s only temporary. I know that a good session will make me feel even better so I take the time to visualize it and that motivates me to move.


What are your favourite yoga poses?

Malasana (“Garland”) is a beautiful posture that opens the hips and gives a great stretch to the back while toning it.

Supta baddha konasana, the butterfly pose lying on the back, aka the goddess of sleep. There is nothing better to relax the inner thighs, relieve the pelvis, and help you sleep better.

Sirsasana, the headstand on the elbows. Ideal in the morning, it relieves heavy legs, promotes digestion, and boosts the body.

My golden rule when practicing yoga postures: I do not force, I do not suffer.


The best thing to do after a session is…

Take five to ten minutes to settle down, listen to your body, thank yourself, and drink warm water like in Taiwan to rehydrate yourself.


The sentence that inspires you the most.

Ram Dass in Sanskrit means “Be Here Now”.  Be present here and now. It sounds easy, but often the body is there and the mind wanders because we think of millions of things at the same time. The idea of this Mantra is to let go, be fully present, and listen, without judgment.