Being that I am over the half way point into this pregnancy I wanted to talk more about my favourites when it comes to staying active in my pregnancy. For the most part my workouts are the same or similar from when I was pregnant with Avery.
Starting with the least intense…prenatal yoga. With Avery I went to a weekly class from 12-40 weeks and loved it. It was also a great way to meet other soon to be Moms! I found it to be a very easy workout while working on strength and keeping a good amount of flexibility without overdoing it. You can tailor yoga to yourself so it is perfect for anyone regardless of your fitness level. With baby #2 I had a much better yoga base going into pregnancy so decided to stick with regular classes and do my own modifications as needed.
A couple months ago we signed up for Beachbody on Demand and lucky me they added their Active Pregnancy series a bit ago. There are three workouts, one for each trimester that range from 25-35 minutes. I have done the first two trimesters and find them to be easy workouts, on a scale of -10, maybe a 4? Again, you can modify as you need to and adjust your weights making these workouts for anyone. At $3/week for on demand access you cannot go wrong!
Tracy Anderson’s Pregnancy Project DVD set. I bought this set with Avery and loved it. With a DVD for each month and only $30 you cannot go wrong. I especially liked these workouts in the last few months of pregnancy. She also has a DVD for post baby that is amazing!
21 Day Fix Extreme or 21 Day Fix. I would not recommend starting these in pregnancy if you do not have a decent base. I have done fix extreme a few times through in the past 9 months so have kept up with the various workouts. What I do love about these workouts is the variety, from yoga and pilates to total body and cardio, you get every workout with these sets. They are all easy to modify or decrease your weights as needed. My favourite go to workout it Dirty 30 which is a total body workout in 30 minutes –> another plus – all workouts are only 30 minutes!
Those are my favourite pregnancy workouts, but always make sure you are doing what it=s right for you and listening to your body.