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Workout I Did: Prenatal Workout with Stability Ball

So my workouts have taken a bit of a hit lately. I suffered from an awful cold I couldn’t kick, and then once that was done a sore throat set in. It’s going on four weeks of that now, and after seeing an ENT the other day, it’s been attributed to acid reflux. (I’ve been getting tips from Tish!) So once I discovered that resting and taking off from workouts wasn’t going to do anything to help me recover from the sore throat, I got back into the swing of things. My workout of choice has been Zumba, but I couldn’t just do a Workout I Did: Zumba. So here’s another little workout I did to keep me moving.

It looks easy — and really, it’s not too bad. But at 25 weeks pregnant after several weeks off from working out, I could definitely feel it! If you’re pregnant, make sure you’re cleared by your doctor for exercise and always work to your level and stop if things feel uncomfortable. If you’re not pregnant, no worries! Try increasing the reps or doing the circuit two or even three times through. This probably took me about 10 minutes, so it’s a super-quick workout when you want to move but aren’t feeling like making it a major event. I took it easy with 3-pound weights on all of the moves, but you can easily bump it up for more of a burn.

Note: For the lunges and squats, you can use the stability ball for support. For an added challenge on the squats, lift the ball above your head at the top of the squat.


Do you enjoy working out with a stability ball? My kids and I love it, but the dog tends to freak out … —Erin

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