Prenatal Workout-Body by Trimester www.bodybytrimester.com (1:11)


Shot on a west coast beach, the first of three DVDs includes a fun and energizing mix of workouts to get you started in the first trimester: two 25-minute interval training workouts, and one 15-minute express workout. Joy utilizes the dumbells and the stability ball to help you strengthen and tone your arms, legs, glutes, and core, as well as condition your heart through circuit-style training. As she has tailored the workouts for the beginning of pregnancy, the muscles emphasized include your upperback, legs, abdominals, and your pelvic floor. There is a section on how to check for diastasis recti and what type of modifications you should make if you have it. There is also an excerpt from OB-GYN, Dr. Waters on the guidelines for exercise during pregnancy.