25 Minute First Trimester Prenatal Full Body Dumbbell Strength Workout

ALSO GOOD FOR 2nd and 3rd Trimesters!

This 25 minute workout uses a set of dumbbells to strengthen and tone your full body during pregnancy. Geared toward first trimester but appropriate for any trimester of pregnancy. Strengthen your body and get your heart pumping safely and effectively. Options for all fitness levels.

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21 thoughts on “25 Minute First Trimester Prenatal Full Body Dumbbell Strength Workout”

  1. Congrats I’m nearly 10wks pregnant with number 7 this is my first pregnancy where I’ve been working out the gym has designed me a program but I was just wondering when I should stop doing sit-ups n crunches. Can u take BCAAs in pregnancy I’ve had mixed answers x

    1. BodyFit By Amy

      #7, wow, mama! You are amazing! I would stop doing crunches (or anything like them ) and planks once you’re belly pops to avoid diastasis recti (ab separation). I avoided it my first pregnancy but was still able to do some modified (elevated planks) or demonstrate planks in a video or class but this pregnancy I’m already seeing some coning (belly pointing out) with planks really early on. So best to be on the safe side an not have that downward pressure from planks or compression from crunches. Do more stabilizing moves like side planks or full body twist (turning in the hips and knees, not just the torso). I would focus on getting all your nutrients from foods and avoid supplements, too 🙂 Congrats!

    2. Abbie Wheatley

      BodyFit By Amy thanks Hun was bit of a shock to say the least, thanks for the advice I appreciate it. My muscles fully never went back together there still about an inch apart, I tried ur 15 minute inner thigh workout yesterday was a good one 🙂 congrats to u again x

    3. Courtney Sokal

      Abbie Beauty and more If your abs are currently separated, stop doing all crunches and planks now. Go see a pelvic floor physiotherapist to avoid making the separation bigger.

  2. Thanks for a great workout! I added this to my pregnancy workout playlist. The 20-30 min pregnancy workouts help keep my gestational diabetes in check. I love your pregnancy pilates workout. Can’t wait for the workouts to come!

  3. Great workout to ease me back into them. Have felt too dreadful and nauseated the last month but I think i’ve perhaps turned the second trimester corner 🙂
    On a selfish note, your pregnancy couldn’t have come at a better time for me! Thank you and keep up the good work.

  4. Just wanted to thank you so much for your awesome workout videos! I first discovered you when I was last pregnant (because you’re one of the few who has pregnancy workout videos on youtube) & have continued using your videos post-pregnancy. So thanks for posting your workouts! I do have one request that maybe you could do in the future? My last pregnancy I really struggled with sciatic pain & just plain ol’ aches & pains. Could you make a video on specific stretches for pregnancy & specific ones (if possible) that could help relieve that nerve pain? That would be so much appreciated 🙂 as I’m not looking forward to that again on pregnancy #2!

  5. Christine Aromando

    I’ve tried a few first trimester pregnancy workouts, and this was the only one that made me feel like I was actually exercising. I exercised before I got pregnant, and I’ve missed the feeling of waking up sore after a workout – and I definitely felt that with this one! Can’t wait to try your other pregnancy workouts – yours are the only ones I will be doing for the duration of my pregnancy. Thank you!

  6. I love this workout, thanks so much! I did it in first trimester and continuing it into my second 😊 how often do you recommend doing it?

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