Hilary Duff’s High-Energy Prenatal Piloxing Work out
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Some women may take it easy during their last trimester, but Hilary Duff isn’t the type to let her workouts slide just because she’s eating for two. The singer-actress may be seven months pregnant, but according to her trainer of eight years, Vivica Jensen, she’s still staying fit with biweekly Piloxing sessions. “Piloxing is the first fitness program that blends the best of Pilates, boxing, and dance into a high-energy, hour-long interval workout,” says Jensen, who created the hybrid class. “I put a lot of focus into balance and alignment, which can be thrown off when you’re pregnant. You also get a great cardio workout, and the boxing element tones your arms and legs.”
Although Jensen has tweaked Duff’s workouts to accommodate her pregnancy, she’s quick to point out that the mom-to-be is no slouch in the gym. “Since Hilary was already in good shape, she’s able to do everything but at her own pace with a few modifications like taking more breaks to drink water and catch her breath when her heart rate goes up and not doing advanced ab exercises,” says Jensen.
As her due date draws near, the former Lizzie McGuire star is also preparing her body for the hardships of labor. That means plenty of arm, leg, chest, and core exercises. “For now, I’m focusing on her core muscles because I want those muscles intact so she has an easier delivery,” says Jensen. Just don’t expect Mrs. Comrie to stay bedridden for very long since “Hilary loves being healthy and has always been very active. Once she gets the OK from her doctor, we’re really going to kick it up a notch,” says Jensen. “She’s tough with amazing form, so I’m able to work her hard and really kick her butt!”
Want to stay fit throughout all nine months of your pregnancy (or even if you’re not eating for two!)? Incorporate four moves into your regular workout routine to get buff like Duff. Read on for the moves.