One of the biggest concerns active pregnant women have is if they can continue exercising safely while they’ve got baby on board. While you should always check with your doctor to get the official okay to exercise, most experts say that you can keep up the activity provided that you listen to your body, slow down when you need to, and avoid activities with a risk of falling, like rock climbing and rollerblading, and contact sports like tackle football.
Because of these concerns for the safety of mom and baby, it’s fantastic when prenatal yoga exercise options come along, particularly when they are convenient. DailyBurn.com, a leading online health and fitness brand, has launched the program’s newest workout-video series, Beautiful Belly. It’s available to current members and any future subscribers who join DailyBurn starting July 15. The program is a digital yoga practice that will help expectant mothers be more connected and present during their pregnancies.
In Beautiful Belly, yogi Briohny Smyth leads pregnant users through 12 practices that will help them throughout pregnancy, both physically and mentally. Filmed over the span of her pregnancy, Briohny is pregnant right along with users. The yoga practices range from breathing and moving in the first trimester, to gaining energy and flexibility during the second trimester. Third trimester sessions focus on keeping users active and preparing for labor.
Convenient for moms and moms-to-be, DailyBurn workouts can be viewed on computers, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, televisions — basically anywhere you can get an internet connection — for $10 a month. Postpartum moms then have convenient at-home workout options for getting back in shape post-pregnancy, as DailyBurn workouts range from dance and high-intensity cardio to yoga, kettlebells, and strength training.