Fitness trainer Kayla Itsines gave birth to her daughter Arna in April of 2019. When she made her way back into exercise after recovering from the birth, the Australian native found that she needed to modify her workouts to make sure she wasn’t overdoing it. On Friday, March 13, the fitness guru took to popular social media platform Instagram to share a throwback postpartum workout video.
For the workout, Kayla wears a light blue sports bra with thick black straps. She adds a pair of high-waisted, tight black shorts that support her belly and extend down to just above her knees. A pair of white sneakers and a black watch complete the outfit. Kayla wears her long, brunette tresses up in a high ponytail while adding a touch of black mascara, eyeshadow, and matte lips to make her facial features pop. She accessorizes with a gold necklace.
In the video, the fitness trainer demonstrates the various exercises present in Week 3 of her workout program, the BBG. She shows her 12.2 million followers how to modify each move and explains how many reps and sets they should do in the caption of the post. The eight exercises that Kayla performs are the squat & press, knee-up, ab bike, walking lunge, modified burpee, butterfly sit-up, step-up, and incline push-up.
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This is me about six months ago! Coming back to fitness after having Arna I knew I had to modify my workouts to suit this stage of my journey. I was not able to do a lot but I did the best I could with what I could do at the time. There is NO shame in being a beginner and that is why I added eight beginner weeks to the start of my #BBG program. So before you begin BBG week 1, you’re able to build up your strength with eight beginner weeks. Here’s how I modified BBG week 3 to suit me! ✅Squat & Press – 10 reps ✅Knee-Up – 30 reps (15 each side) ✅Ab Bike – 40 reps (20 each side) ✅Walking Lunge – 24 reps (12 each side) ✅Modified Burpee – 10 reps ✅Butterfly Sit-Up – 15 reps ✅Step-Up – 30 reps ✅Incline Push-Up – 15 reps The aim it to complete as many laps of each circuit as you can in 7 minutes (which means working at a pace which feels good for YOU). Then repeat! For any ladies who have recently given birth and have been cleared by your doctor, I also have a Post-Pregnancy Program now available in the @sweat app. www.kaylaitsines.com/app #BBG #BBGStronger #BBGBeginner #BBG2020 #BBGcommunity #postpregnancy #fitnessvideo
In the caption of the post, Kayla tells her followers to complete as many laps of each circuit as they can in seven minutes and then to repeat. She also makes sure to note that there is no shame in being a beginner or in needing to modify exercises. Because of this, she has added eight beginner weeks to her BBG program to help trainees build up their strength before jumping in. Kayla ends the caption by mentioning that she has a post-pregnancy program now available in the SWEAT app for those that have recently given birth and have been approved by their doctor to begin exercising.
The fitness trainer’s followers left over 15,000 likes and dozens of comments on the post in the first day of it being uploaded. Many of them commented on her fitness programs and asked her questions pertaining to their own workout experiences.
“I am so excited to see you have a beginner program!” one Instagram user commented.
“Love this! I will finish BBG week 3 tomorrow. I bought the book and love it! I feel so much stronger already,” another follower chimed in.