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Maternity Style: My Fitness Routine

due date training

I love to get my workouts in as often as my schedule allows. Being pregnant may change my workouts, but doesn’t mean that you’ll find me skipping the gym. If anything, I’m more dedicated to maintaining a maternity fitness routine than my regular regimen because there’s so much research out there boasting about the benefits working out during pregnancy provides both baby and mom. With the health of Baby Boy Wagner and a safe (and dear God, make it fast) delivery in mind, I’ve settled in to a pre-natal fitness routine that helps me feel great.

maternity workout style

Barre class: 2 times weekly. Barre works your whole body and introduces light cardio leaving you glowing and sore after each class. The added stability from barre makes glute and leg work safer so you can get deep in to the muscles without risking being knocked off balance. Running through 50-minute routines which include kegels and pliés (think controlled squats) helps prep the body for late-stage pregnancy by toning pelvic and leg muscles.

maternity workout clothes

Swimming: 1-2 times a week. With my last pregnancy, I began swimming regularly after taking years off. Having spent a lot of time swimming as a kid and young adult, I knew swimming would be a great pre-natal cardio workout and that balancing in my new body wouldn’t be an issue. After delivery, my lap swim sessions came to an end for too long, but the three of us recently picked up passes to the local pool to enjoy the water together. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen Harlowe taking her first solo swim lesson. I am one proud mama and am really looking forward to logging my own time in the pool!

easy maternity workout ideas

Yoga: 1 time weekly. Not pregnant, yoga is my favorite workout. I like fast-paced flow or ashtanga, and if it’s set to pop music, that’s even better. Pregnant, that type of vigorous flow isn’t for me. I’ve been taking Iyengar and ‘flow 1’ classes that are more relaxing than vigorous. I tried prenatal yoga, but that was a little too slow-paced for my liking and I found that going a little bit harder and making modifications where needed gave me more satisfaction … and a deeper stretch!

due date training

Before you go, Fashletics is giving Bethanimalprint readers 10% off athletic-inspired jewelry and apparel. Just use code: BETHANIMAL.  They have super-cute maternity tanks, but there are plenty of non-maternity options that are sure to inspire you to sweat more. Shop now because the code will expire on July 10th.

Wearing: Fashletics tank c/o / Lululemon shorts and bra/ Nike Internationalist shoes

Pssst… in case you missed it, I’m giving away a Father’s Day gift set from Old Spice! Enter here if you haven’t yet and be sure to tell your friends!

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  • Ashley @ A Lady Goes West

    Hi Bethann! Nice work on being active during your pregnancy, because I know that is so important. Your workouts are varied and smartly chosen. And that tank? LOVE IT! 🙂

  • honestly, b.

    I agree—SO important to keep up a fitness routine. Being so sick during my first trimester, it was hard for me to keep up with my usual exercise, but now I am back to basically where I was pre-pregnancy in terms of fitness. I do lots of yoga (prenatal and regular) and walking. We started swimming, too! I agree swimming is great during pregnancy. It lifts away any extra pressure or aches and pains! You look great! xo

  • KatWalkSF

    Girl, you look awesome and I am sad to report that your maternity fitness routine is beyond my regular routine! Get it girl!

  • Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.

    Good for you for staying healthy for baby! I have a feeling I might be the type of pregnant women who spends more time at the froyo shop than at the gym haha. Love that tank btw!

  • Carlina

    You are a VISION! I’m obsessed with you and that baby bump! Get after those work outs, lady!

    xo Carlina