Many active women are surprised at how pregnancy affects their workouts but you should remember that these changes are normal and short-term. The exercise regiment during that period would largely depend on which trimester you’re in, what your level of fitness is, and how you’re feeling. Exercising in the gym has a benefit of multiple machinery to choose from. The key to exercising in the gym during pregnancy is to have a safe workout session for you and your baby. It is essential to start slow and avoid injuries. Running while pregnant could be one of the safest options once you learn the best guidelines for prenatal women. pregnancy treadmill workoutAlways consult your doctor before embarking on any new exercise regimen, being it a treadmill or trekking. It is best to listen to your own body when trying a new workout such as walking and running since it would be individual for every woman. Do not ignore basic safety guidelines while exercising. If you are out of breath, start feeling dizzy, faint, or when having difficulty in making a conversation, you should stop and have some rest.

Interval Treadmill Workout by a professional personal trainer:

Warm up

Minutes 0 to 5:

The pace at 2.5-3 mph, 0 – 3% incline (depending on your fitness level)

First half of workout

(changes speed of workout while keeping the incline fairly consistent)

Minutes 3 – Increase speed by 1 mph, increase incline by 2 – 3%

Minutes 2 – Decrease speed by 1 mph,

Minutes 3 – Increase speed by 1.5 mph

Minutes 2 – Decrease speed by 1 mph

Second half of the workout

(changes the incline and keeps the speed fairly consistent)

Minutes 3 – Decrease speed to starting mph, increase incline by 2%

Minutes 2 – Decrease incline by 2%

Minutes 3 – Increase incline by 3%

Minutes 2 – Decrease incline by 2%

Cool down

Minutes 25 – 30: Decrease incline to starting.