Pregnancy is probably one of the most challenging times to be physically active – but also one of the most necessary, as you’re about to face one of the most physically and emotionally challenging times of your time. Pilates or yoga helps to release tension, build strength, and honors the unique challenges of this time. This pregnancy, I’ve embraced the transformation of my body, and of my yoga practice. It’s truly incredible how the human body evolves and what the human body can still do as it evolves!

In final trimester (37 weeks and counting), I have been doing aqua work out like aqua kickboxing and swimming. It helps to keep me cool, buoyant in water and still get the work out I crave. It also reduces pregnancy discomfort and helps me to sleep better. Regular exercise strengthens muscles, which helped my body cope better with the aches and pains of pregnancy. Doing stretches and yoga eases back pain, walking improves my circulation, and swimming can strengthen my abdominal muscles. So many benefits! Must I really go on?

TPE Yoga Mat

Choosing an exercise mat isn’t always easy. After all, you might be spending hours working out on the mat. TPE yoga mat is a combination of synthetic rubber and non-toxic material, making it safer and stronger than PVC. The body alignment lines help users to concentrate while adjusting hands and feet to precise position. This keeps your body in proper alignment for effective yoga. It is 6mm in thickness which offers the most comfortable experience for all level yogis. Double layer structure design provides optimal grip, excellent cushioning and double-sided non-slip texture, best suitable to practice many forms of Yoga.

 

Neoprene Dumbbells

Neoprene dumbbells come in 1kg and 3kg which are specially designed for women who want to tone up their muscles, have firmer arms, abs and legs. Unlike other dumbbell sets, the emphasis here is on comfort and style. It is extremely compact and easy to carry around. On top of that, the smooth yet thin layer of neoprene is absolutely comfortable to grip.

 

This is a collaboration with Primero Fitness. Photos courtesy of Jerome Lim. Maternity yoga pants and nursing sports bra from Bove by Spring Maternity.

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