Experts agree, when you’re expecting, it’s important to keep moving. Pregnant women who exercise have less back pain, more energy, a better body image and, post-delivery, a faster return to their pre-pregnancy shape. Being fit doesn’t have to mean a big time commitment or fancy equipment. The following workout is a recommendation but it is important to consult your medical professional to be cleared for your specific circumstances during your unique pregnancy.
Here’s a quick video to show you the following workout. In this workout you can perform 15 repetitions of each exercise as a circuit, moving onto the next exercise and then starting back again, perhaps trying for a total of 3 circuits. It is very important that you listen to your body and take rest breaks if you need to, and always follow the advice of your medical practitioner as a priority.
- Wall squats 15 reps
- Bent over row (single arm) 15 reps right and left
- Bicep Curls 15 reps
- Side lateral raises 15 reps
- Glute activation exercises with the resistance band (15 reps right and left)
A good warm up would be a steady pace on a stationary bike or a walk outside and it is suggested that you do gentle stretching after your workout.