BabyFit's prenatal fitness instructors Nicole Nichols and Jen Mueller demonstrate abs and core exercises suitable for all trimesters of pregnancy. Follow this workout to strengthen and stretch your abs, obliques, hips and lower back and maintain good balance and posture during pregnancy and beyond! Catherine Cram, author of "Fit Pregnancy for Dummies" and one of BabyFit's Resident Maternal Fitness Experts, approved these videos and their content. |
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About This Workout
Length: 12 minutes
Equipment: Mat, chair and dumbbells
Type of Workout: Strength training (toning) & flexibility
Muscles Worked: Core (abs, obliques), hips, back
Fitness Level: Beginner to advanced; all stages of pregnancy and postnatal.
Impact: No impact
Safety Precautions: Get clearance from your doctor or a health care professional before beginning any exercise program. These exercises are considered suitable for all three trimesters of pregnancy and postpartum, as long as you have clearance from your doctor.
Extra Tip: Only complete as many exercises as you can using good form, taking a break as needed. As you progress, try to finish the entire video.