Kim Kardashian, who announced she was pregnant with baby number two at the beginning of June, openly struggled with her weight during her first pregnancy with daughter North West. To make sure she stays on track this time around, the 34-year-old has hired a nutritionist and is working out with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak to keep her looking and feeling healthy.
"Kim was very active throughout the first pregnancy, and I think she'll be just as active through this one," Harley told HELLO! at the Smartwater up up up lounge in New York. "With your first one, you deal with nausea and all sorts of stuff. I think she's been pretty good through this one. She knows what to expect. A lot of women, when they're pregnant for the first time, are scared to do anything, so now it's old habit for her."
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Kim Kardashian is training with Harley Pasternak throughout her pregnancy
"It's very important to be sure their heart rate doesn't get above 140 beats per minute," he said, adding that staying hydrated and exercising in a cool, well-ventilated room is key. "So, no hiking in Runyon Canyon or working outside in the backyard in Calabasas."
Kim Kardashian has hired a nutritionist to help her have a healthy pregnancy
When it comes to exercise, pregnant women need to be cautious but shouldn't be afraid to stay active.
"The only point a woman should stop working out during their pregnancy is if their doctor tells them," concluded Harley. "I think Megan Fox worked out the day before she gave birth."
There are guidelines, though, depending on what stage of pregnancy you are in. When it comes to his clients, Harley says: "We do everything you would do when they're not pregnant – except when we start the second trimester, we eliminate all exercises where they are lying on their back.
Harley Pasternak gave his pregnancy training tips to HELLO!
"I encourage [Kim] to walk at least 10,000 steps a day."
However Harley explained that ab exercises are limited as the baby grows: "Resistance exercise is important. We are doing lunges and hamstring curls for toning."
The celebrity trainer also offered tips for any mum-to-be based on his famous 5-Factor Fitness plan, suggesting they do a few toning exercises several days a week. He suggests they should complete two sets of 10-20 reps of moves like standing side bends, bent-over rows and sumo squats to target the whole body, using three, five or eight pound dumbbells.