A challenging and safe low impact pregnancy barre workout that will carry you through all trimesters of pregnancy. From pulsing pliés to first position and arabesque – this is an upbeat and energizing pregnancy barre class you can do at home.
This workout is brought to you in partnership with lululemon.
Although our pregnancy workouts are designed to be safe for all trimesters of pregnancy, I’ll admit — workouts look different for me in the first trimester compared to the third trimester.
A growing baby bump, increased sciatica pain, fatigue, nausea with up/down motions — these are all things that made my workouts more difficult during the third trimester.
ENTER THIS third trimester workout: pregnancy barre! Designed to boost energy levels and safely challenge you, while accommodating for common pregnancy complaints — especially as your pregnancy progresses.
Bonus: barre and pilates workouts are known for engaging the pelvic floor muscles, which makes them great workouts for postpartum recovery as well.
The small, targeted movements found in barre workouts are great for building pelvic floor and deep core strength as well as strengthening the stabilizing muscles around our joints. Barre is also known for improving flexibility and posture and getting your heart rate up in a low impact way.
Barre workouts can involve intense abdominal work and deep twists through the spine, which should be avoided as your pregnancy progresses. An easy modification for plank and push up exercises is to add an incline (by placing your hands on a chair or bench), and swap out twists for one of these pregnancy-safe ab exercises.
Stay active and maintain muscle tone through all trimesters of pregnancy with this safe and effective Pregnancy Barre Workout (specifically made for the third trimester).
This pregnancy barre class combines my favorite full body barre exercises in a quick 20-minute routine — no equipment necessary. Modifications are provided for all fitness levels.
Add this full body strength workout to your pregnancy workout routine 1-2 times a week to maintain strength through the first trimester, second trimester and third trimester.
No equipment, bodyweight only.
Option to add a set of light dumbbells (3-5 lbs) for an extra challenge. You also can add a stable surface (like a chair or countertop) for extra balance support.
Follow along with the guided Pregnancy Barre Workout on YouTube, led by certified personal trainer and prenatal fitness instructor, Lindsey Bomgren.
We’ll flow from one move to the next in a natural sequence.
Targets: Legs, glutes, quads, inner thighs, calves and abdominals.
Targets: Legs, glutes, quads, hamstrings, hip abductors, hip adductors, shoulders, arms and lats.
Targets: Legs, gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, quads and hamstrings.
Targets: Quads, glutes, thighs, back and core (specifically obliques).
lululemon makes quality apparel designed to last – through all seasons of life.
Today’s pregnancy workout features some of my favorite lululemon staples that I’ve been wearing throughout my pregnancy AND will continue to wear postpartum and beyond.
lululemon Align High-Rise Leggings. Wearing a size 6 for pregnancy (I typically wear a size 4 in the Align Leggings). The Align Leggings are my absolute favorite everyday-wear legging when I’m not pregnant, but they become my favorite workout leggings during pregnancy.
lululemon Ebb to Street Tank. Wearing a size 8 for pregnancy (I typically wear a size 6 in lululemon shirts and tanks when I’m not pregnant). This tank has seamless support-to-stretch balance. It has a built in bra which I love too.
lululemon High-Neck Running and Training T-Shirt. Wearing a size 8 (one size up for pregnancy). I love the high neck on this t-shirt, especially with a changing bust size during pregnancy/postpartum. The lightweight fabric is perfect for staying cool and dry during workouts. I love wearing it tied up above the bump during pregnancy, and I’ll wear it untied postpartum.
Find more of my favorite pregnancy workout leggings, tops and sports bras in this post: The Best lululemon Maternity Workout Clothes.
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