How Naomi Watts Stays Fit While Pregnant

05/20/2007 at 10:20 AM ET

Look at how great Naomi Watts looks strolling through Manhattan yesterday. In this week’s PEOPLE magazine, we learned the secret to her tip-top mom-to-be shape is pilates. But is it okay to tone your core with a baby onboard? Yes, but carefully, says Daniel Loigerot of DL Fit Pilates in New York City, who works with Naomi Watts. The actress, 38, who is expecting a baby with boyfriend Liev Schreiber in July, has kept twice-weekly sessions-even continuing to use the intimidating Reformer apparatus. "I customized a program for her," says Loigerot, who accommodates Watts’s growing bump by having her work on her side, on all fours or propped up with pillows. Before starting your own routine, check with a doctor. Loigerot offers a few tips:

Avoid exercising on your back after the second trimester. "Baby weight can compress blood vessels in the abdomen." Instead, lie on your side, sit or stand.

Don’t overstretch. "When you’re pregnant, your muscles get looser, so joint stability decreases and you can pinch a nerve."

Breathe. Getting oxygen to muscles is key, he says. "You’re breathing for two now."

See more maternity style by clicking here.

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Zenda on

she looks cute pregnant:) but he bf is sooo ugly!! i hope her child will be cute =]

Maria on

She must be counting her lucky stars that Heath Ledger (her boyfriend of 2 years)dumped her for that midget-clingy-meanie-leg-spreader-contraception ditcher Michelle Williams…eventually allowing her to meet a ‘real’ gentleman, Liev Schreiber, who is now the father of her soon to be born baby. I know Heath was hot before, but he’s already bald (he wears weaves) and has a tendency to be fat when not working, and he’s only 28, so imagine when he would have been 40 years old like Liev?!!!

Naomi looks really happy now, good on her. I guess she’s having the last laugh.

Cassie on

She is looking great….pilates or no pilates. Very happy for Naomi…I hope she can settle down now and have a happy family life with somebody who truly does adore her – Liev.

Cryptkeeper on

is anyone else tired of seen large swollen pregnent bellies in tight shirts that show every detail of the pregnant woman? Shirts so tight that we can now see that her navel has popped into an outie…and more…it’s not attractive, and it does not look good. The only thing worse is when these women acutally let flesh show by wearing a too sort shirt..there are some of us who do not want to see your blessed gut, and do not find pregnant woman fascinating.

Julie on

Her shirt isn’t tight; it’s fitted. She’s perfectly modest. Sounds like someone’s got a weird aversion to pregnancy. I think most of us enjoy seeing a pregnant woman.

Kate on

I think she looks great. At least when I will be pregnant I will dress just like Naomi does. I don’t see why women should start to wear old mens clothes when they are pregnant.

Elda on

i have to give credit to Naomi for staying fit while pregnant because it must be difficult for her for being in the last stage of pregnancy and she is still beautiful!!

glad on

hopefully when i get get pregnant some day i can look as nice as her…

Cryptkeeper on

It’s not “fitted” Julie, it’s tight…and she looks like a big swollen heffer. When I can tell if your umbilicus has popped out from being so huge, YOUR SHIRT IS TOO TIGHT. There is alot to say for growing fat gracefully, and showing ones bulging navel is not one of them. The shirt would only have to be about a size bigger to look good. She looks like a cow. No adversion to preganancy…but to people, but a GREAT BIG adversion to people who think their bodies fascinate the rest of us.

Julie on

All I have to say is that if you think THAT is showing off too much of her body, I don’t know how you stand to look at other celebrities. And I’m constantly amazed at how rude people are. Who would ever call someone a heifer when they were pregnant? I have no idea what’s going on in your life, but that strikes me as cruel.

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