In partnership with Lolë, here’s Nikki Atzori’s podcast of Mommies-to-be fitness! In this series you can expect to do some light strength exercises done on a yoga mat and a chair. The cardio exercises will incorporate my favorite fitness program. Zumba! Zumba is a latin inspired dance program which will have you salsaing and doing some Bollywood inspired moves!
This podcast features the side crunch exercise.
Some benefits of exercising while pregnant include maintaining muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness, reducing the risk of developing gestational diabetes and preventing excess weight gain. For me staying in shape while pregnant helps me strengthening the muscles needed for labor and delivery, which can ease delivery and labor time!
Important: Always get clearance from your doctor before starting any exercise program.