Prenatal Workout with Ubarre
This hot mama's name is Kodi Berg and she is the founder of BEST U STUDIO and creator of the amazing Ubarre- a workout tool that also displays in the home as an attractive piece of decorative art. Kodi is now a mother to a beautiful 9 month old baby girl named Lola and she's never looked and felt better!
How did Kodi stay fit during her pregnancy? She was able to combine ballet and yoga sculpt moves using her Ubarre as a light weight and balancing tool. As a busy mom and CEO, Kodi is still able to get her workouts in at home thanks to her invention and its versatility. The best thing about the Ubarre is its accessibility. If you don't have time to get to the gym (which can eat up at least 2 hours of your day if you factor in driving and parking time) then you can simply grab your shiny Ubarre off of the coffee table (that's where I keep mine) and get in a quick 20 minute arm or leg workout, then continue about your day.
If you are expecting or at least 6 weeks post-partum and you don't want to go to a group class where you'll have to modify, you can do some of these simple prenatal yoga moves with the Ubarre in the comfort of your home. These moves are safe for you and baby and help with low back and joint discomfort. The direct link to the Best U Studio website is under resources where you can purchase a Ubarre as well as see videos on more ways to use it. Go get yours and try out these moves below:
*I recommend the 5 lb weight if you are pregnant or 6 weeks post-partum
20 Minute Prenatal Sequence with Ubarre
Modeled by the beautiful Ashley Grifka in her (soon to be) sweet baby girl's nursery...
Feel free to intersperse other pregnancy-safe yoga positions in between the Ubarre poses: Cat/Cow, Warrior 2, Frog Pose, Seated Thread the Needle, and of course Savasana on a slanted bolster...
As you can see, the Ubarre acts as a tool for core stabilization, a weight for strength building, a prop for spinal lengthening and even as a strap for stretching resistance. It has so many more uses beyond yoga. When you're ready for a more intense workout, BEST U STUDIO offers a myriad of movement techniques to tighten and tone your body. And let's not forget how pretty it looks on your credenza! Click on this link to be directed to the BEST U STUDIO website where you can order your Ubarre and check out all the fun moves you can do with it. Use my discount code "sparklepop" to save 20% (since 20 weeks is my personal prenatal happy place). Happy Moving!