Tag: 3rd Trimester

Modifying Workouts While Pregnant

If you love your current workout classes and want to continue throughout your pregnancy, we’re here to help! By modifying workouts while pregnant to accommodate your growing baby bump, you can continue to enjoy the classes you love with the community you have built!   While it would be ideal for all trainers to know how to modify certain movements for…

Mermaid Stretches During Pregnancy

Mermaid stretches are a great active stretch to do during all trimesters of pregnancy as well as postpartum. This exercise really works to open up those tight hips, belly + chest!  Sit up tall in the mermaid position.  If this feels too tight in your hips, roll up a towel and place it under your bum.  Lightly engage your pelvic…

Getting Your Body Back After Baby!

How many of you are worried about getting your body back after baby? If you nodded your head yes, you’re not alone! We hear this from women all the time and want to give you some excellent advice to help you navigate the unchartered waters of postpartum. Annie Tinker, Knocked-Up Fitness® Prenatal coach, certified Birth Doula and mom of a…

Secrets From Your Doula

Have you ever found yourself saying, “I wish I knew that earlier” or “I wish I knew that during my first pregnancy”? Whether this is your first, second or ninth pregnancy, here are 3 secrets from your doula that can help you feel empowered and informed throughout your pregnancy, labor + delivery!  1: Everyone’s Experience Is Unique If you’re like…

Postural Tips During Pregnancy

As your baby bump grows, your posture can shift, causing some aches + pains to creep in. To help you feel your best during pregnancy, here are some important postural tips to follow. I invite you to do this exercise with me. Walk in place and then stop… Did your feet land naturally under your hips? If not, bring awareness…

How To Safely Do Squats During Pregnancy
How To Safely Do Squats During Pregnancy! Squats can be a great exercise during pregnancy because they not only help keep your legs, glutes + core strong, but they can also help alleviate hip pain, SI joint pain and rebalance your pelvis. Before you jump in, here are a few tips to keep in mind to safely do squats during pregnancy.  As…
Natural Induction Methods
Is There A Way To Jump Start My Labor Process? As we enter those last weeks of pregnancy, it is completely natural to start researching different natural induction methods to help get the labor + delivery show on the road. What are some natural induction methods? Some of the most common methods include: Prenatal Massage Reflexology Acupuncture Exercise Spicy Foods Essential Oils…