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Pregnancy Fitness: Circuit Training

Hi everyone, my name is Shelly and I’m from mummybootcamp.ie! I’m expecting my first baby this year and I’m eager to keep active during my pregnancy.

With the help of our Mummy Bootcamp instructors, here is a circuit that focuses on balance and strength training. I perform each exercise 10 times and repeat the full circuit 3 times - taking a break as and when I needed them. This is definitely similar to the exercises I would have done pre-pregnancy, so even if you aren't pregnant you can enjoy this circuit! If you dont have access to a kettle bell/weight you can use a 500ml bottle of water. Shelly (18 Weeks Prego!)

Exercise 1:

Squat Toe Tap -> place yourself in squat position (as if you are sitting into a chair) and quickly tap your toe back behind you. Repeat 10 times on both sides.

Exercise 2:

Kettle Bell Squat -> start in standing position with kettle bell in both hands lower yourself to squat position with kettle bell just lower than your knees. Make sure to keep your back straight - you are bending from knees.

Exercise 3:

1 Legged Squat -> place your right ankle over your left thigh, hold your arms in bicep position. Slowly lower into one legged squat. Do 10 times then change to opposite leg.

Exercise 4:

Weighted Bridge -> lay on your back in bridge position, with arms extended behind you. Slowly pull your arms until they are straight up and then extend them back behind your head. Repeat 10 times.

Exercise 5:

Reverse Leg Raise -> lying on your left side bend your right knee to hip height. They bring your left leg up as high as you can. Try to lower it without touching the ground. Repeat 10 times on each side.

Exercise 6:

Plank Spider -> Get into Plank Position lift your right leg and bring it towards your head as far as you can. Repeat 10 times on each side.

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About the Author

This fitness and social hub is a great outlet for new mums as you can bring your baby ‘n buggy along, so no need for a sitter! It gives Mums the chance to get in shape and pull back into that body you had before it was all about baby. You get to meet up with other mums, swap stories, trade tips; it will get you outdoors, so you can get fit and active, feel energetic and positive and most of all, help you lose the weight and tone up. Our sessions run for Six Weeks and are €99. Over the 6 weeks there are up to 18 classes of which 2 are mid week and buggy friendly and the extra one is on a Saturday morning (buggy free class) at 10:30 am in any of our Saturday locations, Bushy, Herbert & Phoenix. It's a great excuse to get Dad out with the baby to the nearby playground while you get to feel normal for an hour! We have Mum & Baby classes in 5 locations: Phoenix Park, St Endas, Cabinteely Park, St Annes Park & DeerPark, Mount Merrion. Tel: 086 775 3763 Email: Lorraine@mummybootcamp.ie

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