Finding the motivation or energy to move your body can be tough when you’re pregnant, especially when you’re in your third trimester. But stay calm—I have a great fitness sequence for soon-to-be moms (like me!). The exercises in the routine are easy to incorporate into your everyday life and can be therapeutic for moms looking for a moment of alone time. The moves range from focused wall sits to single-leg bridge pulses. Learn the full workout and watch my move-by-move tutorial below.
Note: Be sure to check with your doctor before performing this routine to ensure it’s safe for your body.
The Move: Split Squat
How to: Stand with one leg in front of the other. Keeping your chest up, slowly bend your knees as you lower yourself down. Be sure not to let your knee extend in front of your toe. When you are about an inch from the floor, push up to straighten your legs back to the starting position. Repeat 12-15 times on each leg.
The Move: Wall Sit
How to: Stand with your back against a wall. Slowly lower yourself down into a squat position. Hold the squat pose with your back against the wall, careful not to let your knees extend in front of your toes. Continue to hold for 60 seconds.
The Move: Plié Pulse
How to: Stand with your legs in a plié position with toes pointing outward. Slowly bend your knees to lower yourself down. Staying low, pulse up and down, making small movements. Repeat 20 times.
The Move: Single-Leg Bridge
How to: Lie on your back with one leg bent and one leg extended toward the ceiling, arms by your sides. Slowly lift your lower body off the floor and then back down to start position. Repeat 20 times on each leg.
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