By: Northwestern Medicine Staff
Workouts courtesy of Fitness Expert Katrina Scott, co-founder of Tone It Up.
First Trimester Exercise
Squat and Press (15 reps)
Sculpts your legs, butt and shoulders.
Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand at shoulder height. Keeping your chest up and core engaged, lower into a squat position, keeping your booty back and thighs as close to parallel to the ground as possible. Driving through your heels, come back up to standing as you press the dumbbells overhead.
Second Trimester Exercise
Alternating Forward Raise (15 reps)
Tones your shoulders and arms.
Begin standing tall, holding a dumbbell in each hand and palms resting against the front of your thighs. Raise your right arm straight in front of you to shoulder height, then return to start position. Repeat on the left side.
Third Trimester Exercise (15 reps)
Plié Squat and Pulse (15 reps)
Sculpts your entire lower body.
Stand with feet wider than hip-width apart, toes pointed out, holding a dumbbell in both hands and arms extended down in front of you. With chest tall and core engaged, lower straight down until your thighs are as close to parallel to the ground as possible. Pulse one inch up, then one inch down, and drive through your heels to come back up to standing.
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