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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Kate on

Hey Cryptkeeper, it being pregnant doesn’t mean being fat. And she definitely doesn’t look like a cow, come on!

Cryptkeeper on

I’d never call her a heffer to her face, but that is what she looks like in that shirt. I’d be calling her a heffer under my breath though….loosen up the shirt…keep the huge stomachs covered…..lets not see the details of your anatomy ladies….some of us do not like to see your lumps and bumps.

faith on

alright, i too am a bit apalled by cryptkeeper’s comments, but he/she is entitled to his/her’s opinion. by the way, why “cryptkeeper?” are you a fan of the old HBO tales from the crypt show?

as for ms. watts, i think she is pretty and wearing her pregnancy well. i also believe that the pregnant form is completly natural, and is a great display of the miracle of life and what our bodies are capable of. i would not say that i am fascinated, but rather, humbled by, and have respect for, pregnant women and their “bumps.”

while I would never personally use this phrase, who cares if a pregnant woman, as you say, “looks like a cow?” it’s not like she’s posing for playboy or something, she’s with child! she’s not supposed to be flat stomached! i agree that some “bumps” are “prettier” than others, because some pregnant women have to suffer through bloating and large stretch marks or skin discoloration, but my point is, is that IT SHOULDN’T MATTER!!!!

it’s silly to debate the fashion choices of a pregnant woman! we should all just be glad for her that she is healthy and happy, and is excited about bringing another life into this often cruel and tacky-commented world!!!! there is seriously too much going on for a pregant woman to worry about— and while i’m sure she desires to feel cute and look presentable, she doesn’t need people making tacky and unwarranted comments about her choice in shirts!!!

GET REAL!! if you don’t like the way it looks, DON’T LOOK!! this is how we all began, animals and people alike; it’s a course of nature not a fashion disaster!

Cryptkeeper on

touché, faith, touché . My comment were quite gauche . I shall take your words to heart, and live by them. Why , I have already purchased a pair of nice tight spandex man pants.As a matter of fact I am wearing them right now, and I am going to walk proudly trough the streets and let everyone enjoy my bump. It is natural, and if any of the kiddies don’t like it, well they just have to avert their eyes. I am a happy man. Thank you for showing me the err of my ways. I am indebted. I stand corrected. Women walk proud, and show my your lovely bumps and stuff, and I will walk proud and let the world see mine.
I choose the name cryptkeeper because I am an unimaginative, ugly, cadaverish old man, and could think of nothing else.
au revoir

faith on

wow, cryptkeeper, thanks for the sarcasm. good luck showing off your bumps!

crypKeeper on

Oh my faith, I’d love to run into you while wearing my new pants. Nature is so grand and all. I’m sure you will not avert your lovely eyes!!
Be well! Thanks for the fun.

ucokaty on

haha what WEIRD comments…..

she looks great that’s all i have to say!

Summer on

I applaud any pregnant woman that looks this huge! I myself gave birth at only twenty four weeks to a 1 pound 10 ounce bundle of joy!! Now that I can’t have anymore children, seeing pregnant woman assures me that everything happens for a reason!
Cryptkeeper, I would advise that spandex on men is a real hoot for the rest of us. We have a wonderful, unimaginative, ugly, cadaverish old man at my place of employment that loves to “pop” in on his days off with TIGHT (enough to see every little pubic hair) spandex. I hope to see you on the streets and compare the silouettes.
Thanks for the sarcasm and laugh!!!

crypKeeper on

Summer, your sense of humor is grand!! You are a wise and intuitive woman.
All the best to you.

enigma on

Oh Summer (and thanks to Cryptkeeper as well), you just created the funniest visual image in my rather vivid imagination!!! HA-HA-HA-HE-HE-HE!!!!!

Hey Cryptkeeper, thanks for sharing your rather odd and strange banter….it’s weird but, funny!!


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