Active Maternity – Trimester 2 Review

Hi everyone! It’s Rochelle here (Tom’s wife) making an appearance on Team New Body! I’m super excited to be posting here today and to announce that starting this year, I’ll be joining Tom as a coach via our current team. As you may or may not know, Tom and I are expecting our first baby in just 10 weeks (mid-March) and I’ve been working really hard to focus on fitness throughout my pregnancy. As a soon-to-be new mom, I think it’s the perfect time to connect with other moms on our fitness journeys. With that being said, today I’m going to do a review of Autumn’s workout that was released this fall called Active Maternity. Specifically, today’s post is on the 2nd trimester workout. .

How I Chose Active Maternity as my Pregnancy Workout

Early in my pregnancy, Beachbody hadn’t yet released the Active Maternity workout, so I had to explore other options for workouts. There are tons available if you search on Amazon, so I chose one that I thought would be challenging and keep me interested. After giving it a fair try, I felt like I wasn’t getting stronger and I was counting down each minute to when the workout would be done because I was so bored. How many times can you do toe taps in a row? That’s what this particular workout had me finding out…So, you can imagine how thrilled I was when I found out Autumn was releasing a new workout specifically for mom’s to be. I immediately jumped on Beachbody on Demand to see what this was all about. Because I was already in my second trimester, I didn’t do the first trimester workouts. First trimester has some more challenging moves that aren’t good to do beyond a certain number of weeks of pregnancy.

What are the workouts like? 

The second trimester is around 25 minutes (including warm-up and cool down). The workout is broken down into two rounds of exercises ranging from planks, squats, bicep curls and more. Each move can be modified, too, depending on your level of fitness prior to your pregnancy. It’s super important to listen to your body, which Autumn emphasizes throughout the workout. One of the big adjustments for me was trying to figure out what exercises are okay to do when pregnant and which aren’t. The nice thing about this workout is that you know the exercises you’re doing are good for you at this stage of pregnancy (assuming you’ve been cleared by your doctor). There is always the option to modify exercises, too!

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Here’s how Beachbody summarizes the workout: Did you know that during the second and third trimester you should avoid standing motionless for too long and exercising while lying on your back? These sets of exercises will safely increase your strength, stability, and overall fitness during this energizing stage of pregnancy.

What I Love about Active Maternity

What I had found lacking in the non-Beachbody workout I tried (challenge, interest, results), was the polar opposite of what I experienced in the second trimester workout of Active Maternity. My goal is to workout three times a week along with the daily walks I take with my dog to stay active. Even though I’m doing the same workout three times a week (and pretty much have it memorized at this point), I don’t feel bored with it or that I’m not getting results. Autumn is always motivating me to work harder. I also really like that she explains why certain moves are really good to do to prepare for labor. Knowing the “why” behind the work helps me work harder and really focus on getting stronger. Stronger now = easier labor = SIGN ME UP FOR THAT!IMG_4394

What’s Next?

I’m just entering my third trimester and beginning that workout with Active Maternity, still with my goal of three times per week. I’ll be posting a review on that soon (at least before the baby arrives!) to give you my thoughts on the workout so stay tuned!

If you want to give Beachbody On Demand a try so you can do the Active Maternity workouts like me go here: Beachbody On Demand

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