11 Oct Pregnant and Want to Stay Fit?
Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information for expecting mamas? It’s a lot to take in. What should you eat? How often should you exercise?
Every body is different, which is why it’s so important to consult with your physician or clinician and ask them these questions.
It’s no secret that staying fit while pregnant is great for the mother and the child. It reduces stress, boosts endorphins, eases tension and stiffness, builds strength, increases flexibility, and gets your body ready for a safe and smooth delivery.
We’re thrilled to announce that we now have some fantastic prenatal workouts — as well as nutritional advice — available on BurnAlong for you! (And there’s more to come!).
- Live Longer’s, Nanda Oliveria, teaches a Prenatal Yoga class that will leave you completely blissed out. By connecting breath to movement, you’ll flow through a series of postures that will help you safely strengthen your core, open and stretch your hips, and release tension in your lower back. This class is perfect for expecting mamas who want to chill out but still get a great, challenging workout. (Catch a preview of the video below!)
- Small movements make big changes and that’s no different in Discover Happy Pilates Prenatal Pilates class. This full body workout puts special focus on strengthening the abs, pelvic floor, hips and glutes to help eliminate back pain and build a stronger core.
- Speaking of a stronger core, Zeke Narise’s Prenatal, Pregnancy and Post-Natal Back and Core Strengthening class walks you through some pre-natal pregnancy and post-natal care and walks you through some terrific core and back strengthening exercises you can add to your workout routine.
- Knowing the right nutrients and foods you should be eating throughout your pregnancy can get confusing. Thankfully, our own Rachel Engelhart (who happens to be pregnant now!) sat down and laid out all her go-to snacks to make sure you’re eating and absorbing enough folate, calcium, iron, zinc, fiber and omega 3 fats. Check out the first video in her Prenatal Nutrition series.
What are your favorite prenatal workouts or exercises that have helped you through your pregnancy? Leave them in the comments below so we can start to add them to BurnAlong!