Lindsay Brin is the creator of Moms Into Fitness and choreographer of 15 DVDs specific to moms bodies.
Training by Trimester Your body works so hard during pregnancy that your blood volume and endurance increase, which in turn elevates your fitness level. Your body changes drastically as you progress in your pregnancy, explains Lindsay Brin, mother of a 5-month-old girl and creator of the trimester-specific DVD series. Plus, your body may stop reaping the benefits of exercise if you do the same workout again and again. To make the most of your workout in each trimester, it s important to focus on those muscles that are most taxed then, in addition to the ones you need to strengthen for the months ahead, says Brin. In the first trimester, that means focusing on your core, which includes your hips, back, pelvic floor and, most importantly, your deepest abdominal muscle, the transverse abdominis. Your pelvic floor and your transverse support your baby like a sling, so you want them to stay strong, Brin explains.
Fitness expert for Fit Pregnancy magazine and The Healthy Belly provides Cardio, Toning and Yoga for Expectant Mothers. Cardio / Toning and Yoga for Expectant Mothers. Your baby is getting stronger every day and you should be, too! In her 2nd Pregnancy DVD, Lindsay Brin (a prenatal expert) introduces unique exercises to build lower back and core strength. With a focus on posture and total body strength, learn exercises like the Ha-Ha-Ha to prevent swayback. Safe and effective exercises keep your body strong, boost endurance and increase muscle tone. All core work is done on an incline, so your baby is safe while you follow along! Exercises are customized to the second trimester, and all about optimal strength in the abs and back.