Pregnancy cardio workout routine that’s safe for diastasis and all trimesters

by purelytwins

Looking for ideas for cardio during pregnancy? Try these bodyweight prenatal cardio focused exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home or take it outside. This cardio pregnancy safe workout will keep your whole body strong through pregnancy. These are also diastasis friendly pregnancy cardio moves to protect your core.

Pregnancy cardio workout that is great to do during any trimester. These exercises are safe for moms that have diastasis.

I love working the body in different ways. During pregnancy it can be challenging at times to find safe exercises that keep me strong but also don’t put extra pressure on the belly.

Even during pregnancy you can get some good cardio in that gives your heart and lungs a good workout without overdoing it of course. Depending on your fitness level you can make these exercises easier or harder. Always listen to your body as each pregnancy is different.  Other great cardio pregnancy ideas are walking and swimming, but I wanted to incorporate other cardio moves too. In case you can’t go for a walk or get to a pool.

When creating this routine I also wanted to make sure the exercises were safe for diastasis. As I am working out differently this second pregnancy to prevent a large diastasis post baby.

These exercise moves are great to do during any trimester. During the third trimester, though, it’s best not to over do it and make sure to incorporate lots of walking and moves to prepare you for labor (I am working on a post soon about what I am doing to prepare for labor).  Limit your jumping or do modifications for jumping exercises. This will also help with preventing diastasis.

Cardio pregnancy safe workout to burn some calories

The great thing about this routine is that you can do at home to keep you strong and healthy while your body changes through pregnancy. You don’t have to leave your home to get a good workout in making it a great option when you have other kids to take care of.


Share this workout with your girl friends and moms. *Disclaimer: make sure to consult with your doctor before trying a new workout routine. If you feel any pain or discomfort while exercising, stop.

Equipment:  none

Style of workout:  bodyweight

Workout focus:  pregnancy cardio

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 Alright my fit moms ready to do some cardio with me? Looking for ideas for cardio during pregnancy? Try this bodyweight prenatal cardio focused routine that you can do during any trimester. This workout routine is safe for moms that have diastasis to continue to protect your core. Cardio pregnancy workout you can do anywhere anytime.


pregnancycardio (Click to download your pdf)

You can take this workout outside or use indoors.

This workout targets your whole body with a cardio focused.

Get ready to burn some calories and have fun doing it to stay strong during pregnancy.

I am worthy of all things wonderful. A mantra for moms.

Mantra for the week – I am worthy of all things wonderful.

I love this mantra because as a mom I sometimes can put off my needs first. I catch myself thinking I don’t deserve that or this.  Silly I know because being a mom doesn’t mean I am not worthy of wonderful things.

You are worthy of wonderful things too!

As moms we sometimes forget to do things that make us feel worthy. Things that make us feel wonderful.

Well, actually society makes us feel bad if we do things for ourselves, despite that it will make us be better moms, better wives, friends, co-workers etc.

I want you to repeat this mantra a few times a day, especially when you catch yourself saying you don’t deserve something.

Let me know what was your favorite move was.

See you at the next workout.

xoxo Lori (and Michelle)


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PM August 3, 2016 - 4:01 pm

Seems like a nice little workout for those who are pregnant. Thanks for sharing!

It is important to continue to workout when you are pregnant, although most hang it up.

Jen August 15, 2017 - 9:59 pm

I just learned I was pregnan t and wanted to do an exercise schedule. I saw your videos for cardio and upper and lower. But wasn’t sure how often you should do them. Thank you for your time.

purelytwins August 17, 2017 - 10:01 pm

Staying active during pregnancy is important, but we all will have to listen to our own bodies and rest when needed. I would say workout 4-5 times a week, check in with your doctor. I also have a pregnancy PDF where you can sign up and learn more about my pregnancy program


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