Back In Action
Whether you’re sporting a baby bump or a post-December food baby, this beginner-friendly home workout is exactly what you need
A perfect workout for beginners and moms-to-be
There’s nothing more humbling than coming back from a fitness hiatus. Walking into your old gym only to find there’s a whole new timetable of classes you’ve never heard of. Mirrors... Everywhere. Showing a shy, uncertain woman hiding in a baggy tee. What happened to the capable Amazon who could light up the treadmill and rock a crop top with swag? As for the workout... Holy kettlebells! Were you ever that fit and strong? Your comeback starts here!
Well, here’s some good news: your fit self isn’t lost forever; she’s just out of practice. And if you want to get her back, the solution isn’t throwing yourself right back into your old routine. What you really need is a bridging workout that will build a solid fitness base for your return to glory – like this one from personal trainer and Next Fitness Star 2017 finalist Tammy Rawstron. Tammy specialises in preand post-natal training, so she’s used to working with baby bumps – and the post-baby bodies that KFC cravings built. Which makes her the ideal candidate to ease you back into that fit life. “This workout focuses on full-body toning in an easy and safe way,” says Tammy.
Fit mamas this way
Baby on board? The workout was designed to be gentle enough for moms-to-be while building the strength you’ll need during your pregnancy and immediately after. “I’ve included strengthening upper-body exercises that will help with baby handling,” says Tammy. “Core-strengthening exercises allow for good posture before and after delivery.” And it’s not just about building strength – regular exercise during pregnancy will help you sleep better, boost your energy levels and lift your mood. “Plus, you’ll gain less weight during your pregnancy, which means you’ll have less to lose,” Tammy explains.