Kayla's brilliant response to trolls slamming her pregnancy workout

·Junior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Kayla Itsines may be 24 weeeks along in her pregnancy but that’s certainly not going to stop the fitness guru from getting her workouts done.

The 27-year-old SWEAT trainer who has over 10 million followers on Instagram, has contiuned to post regualr workout videos where her budding baby bump has been on full display.

However some of her followers aren’t so happy about it and claimed it was reckless to lift weights while pregnant.

“You are not allowed to lift weights while pregnant?!” one person commented while another said, “I feel the baby crying”.

After admitting she had seen multiple negative comments and concerns, Kayla decided to clear things up once and for all with an epic response.

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So I was looking at the comments on my last workout video. Firstly, I want to thank you ladies for your support it’s been amazing👏😍. For the ladies who are writing things like “you are not allowed to lift weights while pregnant?!”, “is that safe??”. I want to put this into perspective for you. The weights I’m lifting are rarely over 5 kgs per hand. I want to you keep that in mind as you read this story…. Yesterday, I went to my friends house who had JUST finished vacuuming and mopping. She is VERY pregnant. I watched her pick up her 2 year off the ground and playfully lift her above her head 5-6 times while they laughed together. She then rested her 2 year old on her baby bump as she walked to the car. She put her child in the car AS WELL as a pram (which she had to fold down and then lift into the car) PLUS two other heavy bags. She then drove to a cafe, took the pram OUT of the car, assembled it, took the two heavy bags out of the car AND her child and went to breakfast. No one batted an eyelid, no one said anything, no one helped. I asked her SO MANY times, “can I help you, let me help you, I want to help!!” She said “babe, I do this EVERY DAY, I don’t need your help haha”. Ladies, my point is, working out safely while pregnant is a wonderful thing. I have been active my whole life. As long as you have clearance from your doctor, you CAN workout and you can use weights. Just because I’m standing in a gym with a crop top and shorts, doesn’t make it any less safe to lift something. I do not lift heavy weights, in fact I’ve cut the weight in HALF that I usually use. ✅ For the mums who have had kids… you would be the first to agree that there are PLENTY of things heavier than 5kgs in your house that you would have to lift or move daily (including other children) So in answer to your questions on my videos… no, the weight is not too heavy, it actually feels too light for me. No, I am not hurting the baby. No, my heart rate is not over 150(for the ladies asking) and YES, you can use weights while pregnant 💛💪 Ladies, you just need to follow pregnancy safe exercises (which I am posting on my page) AND you must first have clearance from your doctor 👊

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“For the ladies who are writing things like ‘you are not allowed to lift weights while pregnant?!’, ‘is that safe??’. I want to put this into perspective for you. The weights I’m lifting are rarely over 5 kgs per hand. I want to you keep that in mind as you read this story….” she started the post.

“Yesterday, I went to my friends house who had JUST finished vacuuming and mopping. She is VERY pregnant. I watched her pick up her 2 year off the ground and playfully lift her above her head 5-6 times while they laughed together.

“She then rested her 2 year old on her baby bump as she walked to the car. She put her child in the car AS WELL as a pram (which she had to fold down and then lift into the car) PLUS two other heavy bags. She then drove to a cafe, took the pram OUT of the car, assembled it, took the two heavy bags out of the car AND her child and went to breakfast.

“No one batted an eyelid, no one said anything, no one helped. I asked her SO MANY times, ‘can I help you, let me help you, I want to help!!’ She said, ‘babe, I do this EVERY DAY, I don’t need your help haha’.

“Ladies, my point is, working out safely while pregnant is a wonderful thing. I have been active my whole life. As long as you have clearance from your doctor, you CAN workout and you can use weights. Just because I’m standing in a gym with a crop top and shorts, doesn’t make it any less safe to lift something,” she summed up.

Kayla then went on to clarify that she has cut back to lifting only half the weight she would usually lift and related back to her story by saying in reality mums often have to lift plenty of things just around the home, including their children, that will be heavier than 5kgs.

“So in answer to your questions on my videos… no, the weight is not too heavy, it actually feels too light for me. No, I am not hurting the baby. No, my heart rate is not over 150(for the ladies asking) and YES, you can use weights while pregnant,” she snapped back.

“Ladies, you just need to follow pregnancy safe exercises (which I am posting on my page) AND you must first have clearance from your doctor,” she added.

And all we can say is, well said Kayla, well said.

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The Bikini Body Guide founder and her fiancé Tobi Pearce are expecting the arrival of their little girl in May this year.

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