Prenatal Core Workout with Mama To Be Kristina

Hey babe! I’m Kristina, one of your Studio Tone It Up trainers and a mama to be in my third trimester! This journey is so crazy and beautiful…I can’t believe it’s almost over!! I’ve been putting the finishing touches on the nursery for my baby girl and packing my hospital bag! #TIUmoms, do you have any tips for me?! It’s been so special sharing this journey with you and hearing all your advice 💕

Throughout my pregnancy, committing to the Daily Moves in Studio Tone It Up has kept me feeling SO strong, confident, and capable! I shared prenatal modifications for some of my go-to Daily Moves HERE! And have you seen the Bump’n Body workout I filmed with Kat?!

One of the biggest questions I’ve heard throughout my pregnancy is how to do a pregnancy-safe core workout, so I’m sharing one today! Once you reach the 2nd and 3rd trimester, you want to avoid any moves that involve twisting or laying on your back. Instead, focus on doing stabilization exercises that continue to work your core without flexing and extending. It’s important to remain in a frontal plane during this time.

 These modifications have worked for me, but every woman and every pregnancy is different. Remember to always listen to your body, drink plenty of water, and rest if you need it ~ take it easy baby :) And be sure to check with your doctor before starting any exercise program during your pregnancy.

Connect with me on Insta @StudioToneItUpKristina and say hi! Tell me how far along you are and any advice or questions! Love you lots!!

xxo,

Kristina

Go through the entire circuit twice ~ you got this!!

Bird Dog

Do 15 reps on each side.

This is a bump-friendly way to strengthen your abs 😉

Modified Mountain Climbers

Do 15 reps on each side.

This is a lower intensity way to get your cardio in and tone your lower abs. Using a chair or bench also helps with your balance.

**Make sure your chair, bench, or sofa is secure against a wall and can’t move side to side, forward or back.**

Modified Pikes

Do 15 reps.

This is low intensity and good for balance while still working on your stability and core strength.

Standing Cross Crunch

Do 15 reps on each side.

 This will tone your waistline without twisting!

Standing Knee Drive

Do 15 reps on each side.

This will get your heart rate up and work your obliques while avoiding twisting. You can also add a weight for resistance!

Standing Side Crunch

Do 15 reps on each side.

I love this move to sculpt your obliques!

COMMENTS

  1. Have a loving mantra you say each time you have a contraction. This helped me stay calm and focused the whole 38hours:-) All the best babe x

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