I have had some requests for low-impact workouts as well as pregnancy workouts, so I am excited to share my first one!! Staying active through your pregnancy can really have a positive impact on recovery after baby. As a reminder, make sure you listen to your body and take it easier than you would if you were not pregnant – you don’t want to get overheated. Make sure you are staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water as well. If you have additional questions about safety or whether or not you should begin exercising – please speak to your heath care professional.
FIT PREGNANCY WORKOUT #1 : FULL BODY
How To: This workout consists of 5-minute circuits with various exercises in each, followed by 1 minute of a cardio move of your choice (marching, light jog, easy jump rope). The rep ranges vary depending on the exercise and are listed next to each. Once you start your timer, you will perform the exercises listed in the circuit and continue repeating them until time is up. Do your best to exercise for the whole 5 minutes, taking a short break if you need it before you start your minute of cardio.
You will repeat two rounds of each circuit, plus the cardio in between each. This in total means 4 x 5-minute rounds plus 4 total rounds of cardio =24 minutes . In between each circuit you can have 30-90 seconds rest as you need.
The Workout: Circuit 1, 1 min.cardio, Circuit 2, 1 min. cardio, Circuit 1, 1 min. cardio, Circuit 2, 1 min. cardio
Circuit 1 :
15 Lunges L
15 Lunges R
10 Step Ups L
10 Step Ups R
20 Take a Big Step to the Side, Step Together, Bicep Curl (10 each direction)
15 Lateral Raise, Slide Arms Front
10 Modified Pushups
15 Shoulder Press
**Add one minute of cardio in between each circuit (marching, light jog in place, or low key jump roping)