I'm officially half way through my pregnancy and the 2nd trimester! For the most part I've been feeling great, and I think a lot to do with it has been staying active with Peloton workouts.
Peloton is a great way to get your workout in when you are pregnant. In this blog post, I will share my experience with using Peloton during the second trimester of pregnancy and how it helped me stay active throughout my pregnancy.
How to Find Prenatal Classes on Peloton
There are 2 ways to find Peloton's prenatal specific classes:
- Under "Collections" there are 2 collections - one for Robin's Prenatal Program or one for Prenatal Yoga.
- In the workout section, you can filter for prenatal under "class type". I've noticed there are prenatal workouts for almost every type of class except for running and walking.
My Second Trimester Peloton Workout Schedule
I'm a huge fan of the Hardcore on the Floor calendar so I use that as a guide for my workouts. I've found with the 2nd trimester I do best when my workouts are Monday - Friday, and use Saturdays and Sundays as active recovery days (aka chase my toddler around).
Generally, my workouts are scheduled like this:
- Mondays & Thursdays: 20-30 minute Run/Walk or Power Walk (or fun ride) , Prenatal Core, Glutes & Legs Strength Classes, Stretch
- Tuesdays & Fridays: 20-30 minute Run/Walk or Power Walk (or fun ride), Prenatal Core, Arms, chest & back, Stretch
- Weds: 20-30 minute Low Impact Ride, Prenatal Core, Glutes & Legs Strength Classes, Stretch
- Saturdays: Full Body (if I have time 🙂
- Sundays: Active Recovery
I mostly follow the Hardcore calendar for these workouts and do the "stacks" (or group of classes) they recommend. I was going to follow Robin's prenatal program, but it ended up only being a few classes and I needed a little more variety.
Robin does do a great job at explaining pregnancy safe exercises and modifications so I'll take what I learned from the prenatal classes and use that in the regular classes.
Second Trimester Modifications
For the most part, I haven't had to make too many modifications to my workouts. The only classes I've been swapping out are my core and yoga workouts for prenatal versions, as well as using a Reebok deck to help me with moves that usually have me laying on my back (like chest flys or chest press).
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My Must Have Pregnancy Workout Accessories and Gear
- Reebok deck - I used a version of the Reebok deck at Orangetheory and knew I was going to want one at home for when I needed to start modifying. A Reebok deck is a multi use piece of equipment - it can be a step, a bench, an incline bench, as well as can be used to clip resistance bands on to. I like it that I can use it as I continue to grow (and after pregnancy) as a bench, as well as it helps me with pushups.
- Running belt - As my belly gets bigger I've needed a little extra support. I got this belly band for running and it's helped keep the pressure off and make pregnancy running almost feel like regular running.
- Comfortable Leggings - I'm starting to switch over to maternity leggings and so far my favorites are Blanqi and Gap Maternity. They're a little pricey, but are super comfy and high quality. Plus I'm still working from home so they can double as my work clothes 🙂
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Pregnant Peloton Hashtag
There's no official hashtag for Peloton pregnancy, but I've noticed one of the most popular ones is #PeloPreggos (that's the one I use!). There are also hashtags for each pregnancy week.
I feel like working out with Peloton and staying active during my pregnancy has really helped me in a few ways. It's helped me relax mentally, and physically it's been helping gain the pregnancy weight in a healthy and slow way. It's been something I've been looking forward to every day and I'm hoping to continue working out for the rest of my pregnancy!