Romee Strijd works up a sweat during her ‘favorite pregnancy routine’ on a Pilates reformer machine
Romee Strijd put her burgeoning baby bump on full display as she worked up a sweat during a Pilates session on Sunday.
The 24-year-old Victoria Secret, who is five months into her pregnancy, shared footage of herself using a reformer machine with her more than 6.5 million Instagram followers.
For her workout, the model sported a black sports bra and light grey biker shorts, which flashed her midriff.
Staying active: Romee Strijd put her burgeoning baby bump on full display as worked up a sweat during a Pilates session on Sunday
During the brief recording, she appeared at ease, while focusing on strengthening her core and flexibility.
To add an extra level of difficulty to her routine, she held a small weight in one hand and could be stretching her incredibly toned arms forward.
‘Session with the wonderful Marguerita,’ she wrote on the image on her Instagram Story, in addition to tagging First KinetiCode Pilates studio in Amsterdam.
Fit: The 24-year-old Victoria Secret, who is five months into her pregnancy, uploaded footage of herself using a reformer machine to her more than 6.5 million Instagram followers
The studio reposted her video, noting that the mom-to-be was doing ‘one of her favorite pregnancy routines.’
She is currently expecting a baby girl with her boyfriend of 10-years, Laurens Van Leeuwen.
The exciting baby comes two years after she was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
‘Hi baby girl,’ she wrote on the laid-back snap of her growing baby bump, at 20-weeks, on Friday
PCOS can greatly impact fertility and make it very hard for women to naturally conceive.
‘2 years ago I got diagnosed with PCOS after not getting my period for 7 years. I was devastated because being a mom and starting a family with @laurensvleeuwen is my biggest dream,’ she shared during her pregnancy announcement on social media.
Romee added: ‘I was so scared that I would never be able to because I got told it was harder to get babies in a natural way.. I started to research PCOS and came to the conclusion that mine was not the typical pcos.’
Blessings: ‘I’m so happy and grateful to say that I got my period back last november AND that WE’RE SOON A FAMILY OF THREE & to the women trying to conceive, believe in yourself and be nice for yourself and your body and don’t let those thoughts get to you to much’
‘Mine was because of my body being in fight or flight mode.. which means my body was under constant stress. I never felt mentally super stressed so it was hard te understand this, but my life consisted of travelling all the time (no biorhythm), working out every day, eating super clean (restricting foods).’
She continued: ‘I think I pressured my body to much, and honestly every body is so different but I think my weight was not good for my body to function properly and couldn’t handle the constant traveling.’
Romee wrote: ‘This was the point where I started to research natural healing for PCOS and came to the conclusion that I should do way less high intensity training, don’t restrict foods, be nice to myself, and take breaks when needed.’
High school sweethearts: Romee and Laurens began dating 10 years ago when they were teens. He is the elder brother of her best friend, Carli (pictured 2018)