April 4, 2012
Exercising during pregnancy can help increase energy, reduce stress, improve sleep and help you get your body back after childbirth. But in order to reap these benefits, it's important to engage in exercises that are safe for you and the baby. In this video, Sabrena Merrill walks you through some exercises that will help strengthen your core and other muscles — ones that will ensure you’re healthy and ready for your new addition.
Sabrena Merrill, M.S., is an exercise physiologist and ACE Education Content Development Expert. A 20-year veteran of the fitness industry, she is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer as well as an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, Health Coach and Group Fitness Instructor. Sabrena holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education (sport science) as well as a master’s degree in physical education/biomechanics from the University of Kansas. A former full-time faculty member in the Kinesiology and Physical Education Department at California State University, Long Beach, Sabrena has a passion for educating others about current fitness topics as evidenced through her work developing curriculum for continuing education programs, writing for fitness-related publications, creating educational videos and speaking to fitness professionals at conferences and workshops nationwide.