Pregnant Chrissy Teigen Still Works Out 5 Days a Week

01/22/2016 at 09:37 AM ET

Chrissy Teigen; Simone De La RueGetty (2)

Chrissy Teigen is a fit mom-to-be!

The pregnant model, 30, has been working out five days a week with her trainer Simone De La Rue.

“She’s very dedicated,” De La Rue tells PEOPLE. “When you’re in the spotlight, you have to take care of your body if you want to get your body back as quickly as you can.”

Teigen’s workouts with the Under Armour ambassador have not changed drastically from her pre-pregnancy workouts.

“We obviously have to cater and modify, but it’s surprising what you can still do,” says De La Rue. “We check in with each other, and I always ask her how she’s feeling. She listens to her body if some days she’s not feeling up to it.”

Teigen’s typical workouts include arm work and leg exercises (since ab exercises are off-limits after the first trimester).

“You need to have strong arms because you’re going to be lifting the baby, so I use the resistance bands with her and we do bicep curls and tricep curls and some extensions,” says the Body by Simone creator. “We use 3 and 5-lb. weights to do flies and overhead presses, really working on strengthening the shoulders and chest as well so that she’s ready to hold the baby.”

Teigen also does leg exercises on all fours, including pony kicks in which the leg kicks out directly behind you.

“We work on firing from the glutes to strengthen and keep a tight perky bottom throughout this,” says De La Rue. “[We also work on] stabilization and balance, because it’s something you have to work on as you’re growing and the baby’s growing – your balance really goes off [so you have to] keep strengthening the tendons and ankles.”

De La Rue says there’s nothing wrong with exercising throughout a pregnancy, as long as you listen to your body.

“Always stay in tune with your own body and see how you’re feeling day to day,” she says. “Every day is different – some days you have a lot of strength and other days you’re extremely tired, so be gentle to yourself and be kind, but know that it’s okay to work out, and it’s okay to work up a sweat.”

Anyone – pregnant or not – who wants to work out like Teigen, now can thanks to De La Rue’s new Body By Simone: The Signature Classes DVD, which includes two 55-minute workouts.

“I’m really proud of the DVD because it’s actually really hard,” says De La Rue, who includes both an interval training workout and her signature dance cardio workout on the DVD. “I hope [people] get the infectious energy. I tried to make it fun!”

Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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Susan on

What a champ.

Mariella on

I probably should exercise, too! We just recently found out we were pregnant through those free ttckit tests. Not a big fan of exercise but a baby on the way probably means I should try to be more healthy. LOL

MePickle on

I was able to hold my baby without lifting weights during my pregnancy. . . I must be a bad@ss! 🙂

Anonymous on

Well, good for her! It’s great to stay healthy throughout your pregnancy. Now if she can only take some lessons in class and sophistication. She’s a beautiful girl and no doubt a nice person (from what I have read) but, especially on Lip Sync Battle, she’s just so trashy. Again, she’s beautiful, far more beautiful than I, but I don’t let my cans hang out all the time because it’s just not lady like in the least. One time on LSB she actually had a nip-slip; I was surprised the censors didn’t catch that. We watch it every week and cringe each time she’s on camera; I don’t know why she wants to portray herself like that.

Summer on

The average baby is only 7-8 pounds. Saying you have to do arm workouts to hold the baby is silly. It’s important to stay active during pregnancy for your and your baby’s health, though – that’s reason enough!

Sally on

She’s looks great. I heard she was taking fashion tips from the unfashionable. She needs news friends

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Dodey on

Babies start out light- for for those of us with weak shoulders and find themselves holding 15 pounds in a few months, pretty much all day, it can be painful to be out of shape. I lost feeling in an arm- at 34- and when I went to the orthopedist in fear, unable to lift my 7 month old, he said they see new parents with injuries like rotator cuff issues and “mommy thumb” all the time. It is SO worth it to be strong and nimble and look hot with a cute baby afterwards. You feel good, you look good, and the baby still gets all the stares. 🙂


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