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Tracy Anderson Launches The Pregnancy Project 

10/12/2012 at 10:00 AM ET

Tracy Anderson Launches The Pregnancy Project'
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For years, Tracy Anderson has helped shape the bodies of celeb moms including Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole RichieJessica Simpson, Ellen Pompeo, Kate Hudson and Molly Sims with great success.

But it was her pregnancy with second child, daughter Penelope who was born in May, that led to the fitness guru’s most ambition endeavor yet — The Pregnancy Project.

“I wanted to film this entire pregnancy [workout video] during my second trimester [when] I had a cute little bump,” Anderson told PEOPLE during the launch of her new DVD Oct. 5 in New York City.

But her plans went awry when good pal Paltrow stepped in. The fellow mom (and client!) insisted Anderson showcase her entire experience — and allow viewers to see the benefits of hard work and healthy habits.
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Easy-to-Follow Pregnancy Exercises By Trimester

04/12/2012 at 10:00 AM ET
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When you’re expecting, often the last thing you want to do is try to come up with an exercise routine.

Between the general tiredness and the possible queasiness, finding the motivation (and energy!) to work out isn’t as easy as before.

That’s why we’ve tapped Vicki Vara, a fitness expert, nutrition coach, mom-of-two and contributer to Greatist.com, for her exercising tips.

Not only does she understand the demands on a pregnant woman’s time and body, but she also knows how crucial exercising is to prepare your body for labor and establish a foundation for a quick return to your pre-pregnancy shape.

Vara breaks it all down — by trimester — below. Check it out:
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7 Easy Ways to Stay Fit During Pregnancy

03/04/2012 at 11:00 AM ET
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Core Athletica Inc.‘s Erica Ziel knows firsthand the benefits of staying fit while pregnant. Not only is she a mother-of-three, but she’s a certified trainer, pilates instructor and nutritionist.

But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t understand how difficult it can be for moms-to-be to find the time and energy to exercise and eat right.

That’s why Ziel suggests doing what works best for you. She has also come up with a few easy ways to help you maintain your nutrition and fitness goals.

Check them out below:
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Radio Disney’s Ernie D Wants to Get Kids Moving

02/19/2012 at 11:00 AM ET
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As the father of four kids, Radio Disney on-air personality Ernie D understands the challenges parents face in trying to encourage their kids to maintain an active lifestyle.

“We got my son a Nintendo 3DS for Christmas. Ever since then, all he wants to do is play,” he tells PEOPLE. “I’m like, ‘We need to go outside; you need to have fun!’ I want him to get outside and be active and be able to do fun things and play sports. That’s a part of life that shouldn’t be neglected at all.”

To help spread the message, Ernie D (and a few of the Disney XD stars) joined First Lady Michelle Obama to emcee a one-day event at Walt Disney World Resort on Feb. 11 to mark the second anniversary of The White House’s “Let’s Move” campaign, in conjunction with Disney Magic of Healthy Living, that encouraged kids to get moving through dance.
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Via Privé: Comfy Workout Clothing for Moms-to-Be

12/08/2011 at 02:00 PM ET
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Exercising while pregnant means you’ll need extra support. And often regular workout clothing just doesn’t cut it.

Since your body is changing, you’ll want activewear that keeps all your larger than ever bits in place while comfortably supporting your growing belly.

That’s why we’re loving the pre-natal collection from Via Privé Mamma, which includes everything from tanks and bras to sweatshirts and pants ($38 – $104) that are specially designed for active moms-to-be.

“During my first pregnancy, I was very frustrated with the lack of pre-natal activewear available,” says founder (and mom-of-two) Sarah Vazirani. “I could not find yoga-inspired apparel that provided the proper fit or support so I just created my own collection.”
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6 Mom-Friendly Exercises for After Baby

12/04/2011 at 02:00 PM ET
Courtesy Jennifer Cohen

With so many celeb moms bouncing back so quickly after having a baby, it’s hard not to feel a little envious.

But after bringing a new life into the world, the last thing you need to stress about is trying to get your old body back right away.

According to celebrity trainer and body image expert Jennifer Cohen, it can take at least six weeks to get back to your pre-baby workout levels and 3 to 9 months to lose the baby weight.

“The key to post-natal workouts is to start slow and listen to your doctor and your body so that you can become a healthy, fit mom,” she says.

To help you kick off your post-baby workouts, Cohen also shares a few simple exercises that you can do anywhere, anytime. Check them out below:
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5 Ways to Eat Healthy While You’re Pregnant

11/15/2011 at 02:00 PM ET
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When mom-to-be Emily Deschanel decided to maintain her vegan diet during pregnancy, she turned to dietician Ashley Koff to learn which foods and beverages would best help her growing pregnant body get the necessary nutrients.

“What we want to do is give the body just enough energy so that it performs well,” says Koff, who recently released a new book Mom Energy: A Simple Plan to Live Fully Charged.

And that includes everything from choosing quality foods to avoiding calorie counting.

Still confused? Lucky for us (and you!), Koff shared her top five ways to eating healthy while pregnant to give you a clearer picture.

Check them out below.
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