We all know how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. But it can be so hard. For instance, we try to eat healthy but sometimes have no control over cravings. We sign up for prenatal yoga but sometimes cancel because we didn’t sleep well the night before. The list goes on and on. It can be a challenge and a workout in itself rolling out of bed in the morning. For this reason, we enlisted the help of professionals and teamed up with DEFINE body + mind who shared with us a few workouts we can do without leaving the comforts of home.
Lucky for us, they will be offering Prenatal Workshops at their two locations soon. We recommend going to either of their two studios in Austin (and checking their website for other cities the operate out of) and working alongside their incredible instructors. But for those days when you just can’t even, now there is no excuse.
A note from Erin O’Leary Stewart, Co-owner DEFINE body & mind: Austin
The following positions and exercises can be sustained throughout a 40-week pregnancy, implementing specific modifications within each trimester.
Our goal is to keep both client and baby safe during each position, while still giving the mom-to-be a great workout. Take 30 minutes to do the following moves in your home a few times a week to feel great. All you need is a mat, a ball (or rolled towel) and some light weights (or water bottles)!
As always, consult your doctor before beginning these exercises.