The myth that pregnant women shouldn’t exercise was dispelled a while ago, so we know that awesome pregnancy workouts exist. But we’ve never seen a pregnancy gym game quite as strong as Lauren Ferris’s—even at 36 weeks pregnant, she’s sticking to her CrossFit training. JoAnn Marrero of From Labor to Love tagged along to the gym for a maternity shoot, and the photos are stunning.
Ferris told Greatist she’s planning to keep exercising until she gives birth because it helps her feel better during her pregnancy. Even so, she’s careful not to push her limits and doesn’t do anything without an experienced coach standing by.
“I listen to my body,” she said. “If something doesn’t feel right, I don’t do it. Safety is always a priority.”
Every woman needs to decide for herself what feels right for her and her baby. While it can be perfectly safe for you to work out during pregnancy, make sure you check in with your doctor about which exercises to avoid.
In the meantime, bask in the glory that is Ferris’s photo shoot: