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Pregnant trainer inspires others at the gym

Posted: 6:20 PM, Sep 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-28 18:29:24-04

25 pounds in one hand, another in the other plus 25 in the middle....and you see what Kerri Flores is working with.

         

"I've always worked out so it was not even a question to just keep maintaining my lifestyle."

 

However, maintenance for this mom to be is more than most of us are accustomed to.

 

"Monday through Friday I work out.  I take the weekends off.  I do weight four days a week and I pick one day when I just do the cardio."

 

The trainer for Dynamic Body Fitness has been in the workout business 10 years......and now pregnant with her first child.....she was determined to keep moving.

 

"It makes me feel good, not just physically but mentally too.  It helps to keep my spirits up....If you're already working out and if you become pregnant and your doctor says it's okay keep it up because it's helped me tremendously."

 

"We recommend to try to get about half an hour most days of the week, so I try to find time to fit that into my schedule."

 

Sinai OB/GYN Dr. Isabelle Cohen is practicing what she preaches.....she's also expecting.

When it comes to her patients...she's always been an advocate for exercise.

 

"It helps to maintain overall cardiovascular health it helps to control weight gain and prevent things like obesity, diabetes and other complications and it helps to improve your overall sense of well-being."

 

Flores is slower but still steady....she admits she's had to modify her work out a bit.

 

"I used to do weights and I'd do 1-2 minutes of cardio, and go back to my weights when now, I  just do my weights and I hit the treadmill at the end."

 

"A little nervous because I don't know what to expect.  It's my first child am I going to be in pain while I'm mostly just excited and also just anxious to not be pregnant anymore."

 

And that's expected to happen around October 16th...her due date.  Kelly Swoope WMAR 2 news.