Daily Essentials: 8 Stretches For Every Pregnant Body
As I move past the half-way point in my pregnancy, I become more conscious of the daily essentials that will keep me pain free and moving well.
While my gym and training schedule is dependent on my energy levels, there are few non-negotiables I try to adhere to on a daily basis. I call these my daily essentials. And while it might seem like a lot at first (and not every day may go according to plan) I know that a little bit of effort goes a long way to help me to continue to run a busy women’s strength and conditioning community up until my late third trimester.
Part of this Daily Essential checklist is finding time each day to walk, practise Spinning Babies techniques, stretch to release poses and hips, thoracic and side body and relax in some maternal positions (think squat, half kneeling and on all fours).
If you are after your own stretch cheat sheet, let me do the leg work for you. Simply download my favourite 8 Daily Stretches pdf and get to it!
Ange Drake is an personal trainer, women’s empowerment coach and fitness blogger in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. She is the director of one of the few womens’ only strength training gyms in Melbourne, 23W. Ange helps women to learn how to use strength based training, nutritional strategies and a positive mindset to transform their bodies, relationship with food and mind.
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