Celebrity fitness trainer Harley Pasternak revealed how pregnant Hilary Duff is staying in shape with a pregnancy-safe workout routine.
Pasternak says that keeping Duff in a cool room and managing her heart rate during the first trimester was key.
“No impact, no hyper bouncing and plyometrics,” he told People. “You also want to back off stretching quite a bit. Women become hyper flexible when they’re pregnant.”
Duff works out with Pasternak three to five times a week and are concentrating on “low impact exercises” — including elliptical, incline heel walking and stairs — and avoiding any routines that focus on Duff’s abdomen.
“In the second trimester, [we're staying] away from any exercises where she’s lying on her back and that could put pressure on her midsection,” Pasternak explains. “We just go lighter and higher reps on certain exercises. So there’s nothing pressing against the stomach and breasts.”
Pasternak is also making sure Duff maintains a healthy diet, which includes minimal caffeine and a good substitute for her raw fish sushi cravings. “[I suggest] cooked fish low in mercury, like a piece of grilled salmon.”
Duff, 23, and her husband, 30-year-old Mike Comrie, announced they were expecting a baby last month.