By peoplestaff225
Updated October 22, 2007 08:43 PM

Gabrielle Reece, 37, poses for the cover and an inside spread in the December issue of Pregnancy magazine, on newsstands Tuesday. The volleyball star and her surfer husband Laird Hamilton, 43, will be adding another child to the family in early January — daughter Reece Viola just turned 4, while Izabella, Laird’s daughter from his first marriage, is 12.

In announcing her second pregnancy, Gabby made mention of her plans to introduce fitness routines for each trimester, which will eventually become three DVDs, available in January.

Click below for the second trimester routine, photos, and a short interview with Gabby.


Gabby and Laird expect their new little one on January 2nd, and are not finding out the sex until the delivery — they feel it’s the ‘single greatest surprise we have in our lives.’ The fitness-focused couple found that keeping up their routines was the key to sanity, especially as their first daughter together liked to exercise too — her lungs, in the middle of the night!

With that in mind, Gabby and personal trainer Mike Monroe are creating the series of three DVDs in real-time as Gabby moves through the three trimesters. The routines, approved by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, are a safe way for moms-to-be to exercise, although it is suggested you check with your doctor, especially if you are high-risk. Gabby says,


The second trimester routine (for more images to walk you through the steps, pick up the issue)!

Quadruped body rolls


Start on all fours with your spine neutral. Extend your left leg straight back and slightly elevated so that you feel a burn in your glutes. Holding a 3-pound dumbbell, extend your right arm straight out, at 90 degrees to your leg. Curl your right arm toward the outside of your left elbow, as if you’re giving yourself a hug. Do one set of 12 reps on each side.

Hip Bridges on the Ball with Hip Support


Place a small chair within arm’s reach of a stability ball, then lean on the ball with your back and shoulders supported, your rear off the ground, and your left leg crossed over your right knee. Using your hips and glutes, push yourself up into a bridge position, hold onto the chair for support if you need it. Do one set of 12 reps on each side.

Pick Up The Baby


Standing tall, wrap your hands around the top and bottom of a 5-pound dumbbell, as shown. Then step forward with your right foot to 10 o’clock, keeping your back straight and bending the knees. Continue bending both knees as you twist and lower the dumbell toward the outside of your right foot, as if you’re reaching for a baby. Slowly push back to the 12 o’clock starting position. Alternate sides for a total of 12 reps.

Bicep-Tricep Combo


Holding a 5-pound dumbbell in each hand, bend slightly at the waist and split your stance s
o that your right foot is in front of your left foot. Your right arm is extended toward the floor while your left arm is bent in a V. Simultaneously do a slow bicep curl with your right arm and a kickback with your left arm. Do one set of 12 reps on each side.

Rear Delt Flys to ‘W’ on Ball


Sit upright on the ball, holding a 3-pound dumbbell in each hand. Slowly bend forward with your legs spread far enough that you’re not squishing your belly and touch the dumbbells under your thighs. Then gradually pull your shoulders back and sit up so your arms are creating a ‘W.’ Do one set of 12 reps.

Splinted 3-1 Tempo Sit-up on the Ball


Fold a gym towel in thirds, lengthwise, and wrap it around your back as you sit on the stability ball, letting your feet anchor you as you slowly lower your back onto the ball. Keep your neck and head engaged and your hands gripping the ends of the towel. Take a deep belly breath and sit up in three small movements — 1, 2, 3. Then lower yourself back down in one slow smooth movement. Check the towel, take another deep belly breath, and move on to the next rep. Do one set of 12 reps.