Don't overthink your pre-baby workout. Focus on building your strength and endurance, and on losing any extra weight to optimize your fertility.
We made it easy (and, we hope, fun!) to get into baby-making shape by rounding up these inspiring, energizing online streaming workout programs. Thanks to them, you can get fit without leaving the house.
Here are 5 of our favorites online exercise programs.
Shape up like a star with Tracy Anderson
Celebrity fitness trainer Tracy Anderson offers a video streaming service for her full-body cardio class, which includes fresh videos every week streamed straight from her popular classes. Plus you can access the rest of her library. (Not included but worth mentioning are Tracy's prenatal and postnatal workout DVDs.)
The vibe of the videos and the way they're shot really make you feel like you're in the room with Anderson and the rest of the class—a definite plus for motivation.
Try the newest fitness trends with Crunch Live
The crazy-popular urban gym is taking it online, offering monthly and annual memberships for online fitness classes.
Try 85-plus online workouts inspired by Crunch Gym's most popular classes, like total-body boot camp, dance cardio and Pilates. Plus, there are 15-minute quickie workout videos for days when the struggle is too real.
Cost: $9.99/month or $90/year
Bring barre class to your house
Barre3 offers a new workout every week, unlimited access to 300-plus workouts ranging from 10 to 60 minutes and guided tutorials.
When you subscribe, you can also get workout plans, recipes, a goal tracker and live Q&As with instructors.
Cost: $29/month, $162/6 months, $300/year
Pointe your way to fitness
Ballet Beautiful offers customized ballet lessons and ballet-inspired workouts that fit your skill level and schedule.
Get your om at home
Gaia offers a huge array of yoga classes for every activity level and interest.
There are hundreds of yoga videos to choose from, but most impressive are those classes designed not only for pregnancy and recovery from childbirth—but also for the unique demands on your body as a new mama feeding, lifting and cuddling your baby. You can take more spiritually-minded classes beyond yoga class—a nice benefit to new mamas.
The site features unlimited on-demand videos, with new yoga practices added daily.
Cost: From $7.95/ mo