- Should I continue my pre-pregnancy workouts?
- How high could my heart rate go?
- What's the best workout for me during this time?
Existing studies have consistently demonstrated exercise as a positive factor to pregnancy. One study evaluated the relationship between exercise and negative mood associations including depression and anxiety and the results showed that exercise should be promoted during pregnancy.
Today, many doctors and health professionals are encouraging women to maintain safe and effective exercise routines throughout their pregnancy. The prenatal market is certainly expanding as more options hit the scene. Within New York City alone, women could try innovative options including AquaMom or Strollercize. But what exercises are truly safe? Upon research, one of the most popular forms of exercise is prenatal yoga.
DailyBurn, the popular virtual fitness platform, recently released Beautiful Belly, a yoga program specially designed to help expecting mothers stay fit throughout their pregnancies. The creator, Briohny Smith, is a world-renowned yoga instructor with 16+ years of experience. Briohny noted that prenatal yoga not only eliminated her crankiness and negative energy but also allowed her to feel truly comfortable with her own body.
The program covers all trimesters in a series format. The first trimester is available for free to all users, with trimesters two and three selling for $5.99 each or $9.99 for the full prenatal program.
Vanessa Rissetto, MS RD CDN and co-founder of HBKN360, noted that the program is not only helpful but easy to maintain as part of a prenatal workout routine. After trying it just once, she felt slightly relieved of back discomfort. She noted, "I could see myself doing this daily."
For existing Daily Burn members, this is another exciting option to access. For non-members, check out the first trimester *FREE* via the app store. Would love to hear your feedback!