Strengthening your glutes is a great way to help combat what I call "mom posture" but how do you get your buns burning like you would from bridges while pregnant? In this video I show you a simple modification for bridges I use with all my prenatal clients.
Strengthening your buns is a great way to help combat what I call "mom posture". During pregnancy stronger glutes or tighter buns can help you maintain better alignment and avoid some of the lower back pain and strain caused by your growing baby and belly. Bridges will also help strengthen your hamstrings and you will work your core and pelvic floor by engaging both during the exercise series. This video will show you a series to get your buns burning in under 5 minutes.
FYI - This video was recorded when I was 17 weeks pregnant
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Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises strengthen your core and pelvic floor and are my go to when brushing my teeth, waiting for my face mask to dry, or going for a long drive. This 5 minute video will show you a quick routine to practice your breathing, core engagement, and kegels.
Diaphragmatic Breathing exercises are helpful to do during pregnancy to remind your transverse abdominals to engage and your pelvic floor to work with your core. Diaphragmatic breathing is also one of the first exercises you can do postpartum to help your core and pelvic floor muscles work together again. Engaging your transverse abdominals helps to close any diastasis recti and working pelvic floor contractions strengthen your pelvic floor to decrease any prolapse that may have developed from pregnancy and birth.
FYI - This video was recorded when I was 5 weeks pregnant so you'll get an insiders view on how things are going during my first trimester.
*Women with stronger cores tend to show later in pregnancy and these exercises assist in reducing lower back pain due to your growing baby belly.
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Ever wondered how to exercise with your toddler? In this how to exercise with a toddler 10 minute mommy and me workout video you'll learn a few moves you can do whenever and wherever you are with your child. Learn some moves to keep you active that are great with an eager participant or an eager distraction...you'll see!
Exercises focus on toning all parts of your body and are safe for pregnancy, postnatal, and beyond. It's always a good time to start working your core and pelvic floor. FYI - This video was recorded when I was 5 weeks pregnant so you'll get an insiders view on how things are going during my first trimester.
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Here's a 15 minute pregnancy barre workout that will help boost your energy! This prenatal barre workout was designed for the first trimester of pregnancy but 2nd and 3rd trimester modifications as well as a postnatal babywearing modification are mentioned. Even though you may be exhausted this workout will leave you feeling revived and with more energy for the rest of your day!
You're invited to join me on my journey through pregnancy and exercising on the way! After sitting in the car the previous day I needed to get my body moving. At 5 weeks pregnant I am feeling my energy come and go and shortness of breath due to the increase in progesterone from pregnancy. We'll warm up and engage our core muscles, learn how to hold our bodies to decrease the likelihood of pain as pregnancy progresses, and work our tush and core before we stretch. You're invited to join me at my studio for a quick 15 minute workout to gain a boost of energy and get you headed on to a healthy and fit pregnancy!
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