Pregnancy Workouts

These awesome pregnancy workouts will help you keep fit while pregnant.

Pregnancy Workouts for Legs, Butt, and Lower Body

Alrighty… get yourself ready for Pregnancy Workouts #2.  (In case you missed #1 for Arms & Upper Body, you can find it at Pregnancy Exercises #1).

Today’s workout focuses on getting your legs and lower body strong and ready for delivery, plus tones up your little tushy.  Watch the video for a quick intro and the correct form, and then do the 8 exercises 12 times each (and repeat the list 3x).  See the list below the video.



Pregnancy Workouts – Today’s 8 moves:

1) pelvic lifts

2) squats (with fitball between you and wall for support if needed)

3) forward-walking lunges

4) can-can legs in crab-walk position (keep legs very straight in the air)

5) step back, kick forward lunges

6) kick the sky

7) donkey kicks

8) mountain climbers (slow and light)

(Remember, NO high impact stuff like jumping jacks, skipping, etc from 2nd trimester on)


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Just to keep you updated on my own pregnancy, I’m about 5 months along now (24 weeks), and feeling great.  Still not massively huge, but getting a little bigger week by week.

I can totally feel Little Mr. kicking up a storm in there, especially today.  Feels so cool.

The only real pregnancy “symptom” I’m experiencing is some heartburn when I lie down, so I paid a visit to my local health food store today to see what they could wheel & deal me that would help.  I came back with a pouch of slippery elm powder and some apple cider vinegar… hopefully those’ll do the trick.

Last night I gave my skinny jeans a bit of a “farewell tour.”  Not that they buttoned up anymore, but no one had to know that since I was wearing a long shirt over top.  It’s all lyrca from here on in, though.

Good thing I get to wear stretchy shorts and track pants to work (teaching PE) every day.  Would not want to be going out and dropping a fortune on stacks of dressy work clothes that I’m only gonna be wearing for a few more months.

So that’s me for now… any questions or comments- go nuts in the comment section below 🙂


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Pregnancy Exercises for Arms & Upper Body

So I promised to start posting some pregnancy exercises / workout videos a few weeks ago… and have finally gotten around to filming the first one, which is for your arms and upper body.  Stay tuned for the next videos on Legs, Butt, and Lower Body, Core Workouts for Pregnancy, and Total Body Workouts.

By the way, these videos will be good for you even if you’re not pregnant since they’re pretty low-impact.  If you’re looking for more of a sweat/challenge (because you’re not pregnant), check out my previous videos free workout videos.



As always, make sure you’ve got clearance from your doctor before exercising while pregnant, and if something doesn’t “feel right,” stop immediately.  For me it’s sometimes a tightness or “pulling” kind of feeling in my uterus/abdomen when I’m engaging my core too much.  This is my sign to stop, but yours might be something different, so remember listen to your body.

Also, remember that pregnancy is not a time to get super fit.  You should definitely keep exercising and make healthy choices, but don’t be signing up for the next marathon or Cross Fit competition.  Put your baby first.

Here are the pregnancy exercises in today’s video.  Do each exercise 12x, and go thru the list 3x in total.  Watch the video for the correct form.

1) bicep curls (with weights)
2) arm T-raises (lateral raises)
3) tricep extensions (bent over, and pushing back behind you)
4) bent over row with overhand grip (not underhand)
5) push-ups (and then on your knees later on in pregnancy so you don’t bump your bump), or using the Equalizer
6) triceps dips off of floor, chair or Equalizer

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