PRENATAL FITNESS FIX
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Prenatal fitness expert and personal trainer Erin O'Brien has designed a fun, invigorating workout that's safe for newbies and challenging for fit Moms-to-be. Includes both a 40-minute cardio/toning workout and a 20-minute partner workout that Erin demonstrates with her husband, TV star James Denton.
Forty minutes of safe, fun exercises focused on cardio and toning. -- Parents Magazine
Hook into two fun, vigorous and safe workouts guaranteed to keep you fit and firm throughout your pregnancy. -- Oxygen Magazine, February 2007
This is the one that will make you sweat and it's amusing and entertaining. -- Chicago Tribune, December 17, 2006
- Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.75 x 5.75 x 0.53 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number : 2229009
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
- Run time : 1 hour
- Release date : November 7, 2006
- Actors : Erin O'Brien
- Language : Unqualified
- Studio : ACORN MEDIA
- ASIN : B000I2J6K0
- Number of discs : 1
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- #2,201 in Exercise & Fitness (Movies & TV)
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SUZANNE BOWEN'S SLIM & TONED - This was my favorite of the DVDs I bought. I didn't really feel like it was difficult until around 28 weeks but I think it did a good job keeping me toned and strong. The first section of lower body I usually skipped because it didn't feel like it was doing much but the other sections were great. Suzanne is a good instructor and not overly peppy or irritating. I would suggest skipping the plank portion of the arm/upper body workout after 25 weeks or so if you're worried about diastasis recti (I was). It has been a great postpartum workout and I think it will help me transition back to the harder DVDs I was doing pre pregnancy.
PRENATAL FITNESS FIX - All the reviews are right, the production quality of this DVD is amateur. However, it does kind of give an intimate, non intimidating approach to working out. Sometimes it nice when you're pregnant and feeling a little lumpy in your workout gear to look at another woman who is very pregnant and not looking glamourous. She is also very funny in a goofy way which is good when you're not in the mood to workout. She gets you going even if you are laughing through it. I had trouble with the squat portions when she does them very quickly. It would make my knees sore the next day. Besides that it was a good, quick workout.
JENNIFER WOLFE'S PRENATAL VINYASA YOGA: SHORT FORMS - I HATED this DVD. I wish I wouldn't have bought it. Again, the production quality is bad. Maybe I'm too used to the GAIAM yoga DVDS but this was terrible. The instructor reminded me of a new age librarian and the Shavasana was impossible to do with the grating acoustic guitar. The main reason I bought a yoga DVD was to relax and stretch during pregnancy and this was a mega fail. Also, it heavily features downward dog, which if you're worried about diastasis recti then you won't want to do this DVD.
EXPECTING MORE: SARA HALEY - I wish I would have found this DVD earlier in my pregnancy. I didn't buy it until week 33. It has a plan included to help you make the most of the different sections at different stages of your pregnancy. I didn't get to explore the other sections as much as I would have if I started this earlier. Some routines require more space than I had in my living room to move around and some would be great while your belly is smaller but in later stages of your pregnancy it might not be a great idea. She does do some kinda cheesy things like naming moves after baby things and stressing how sexy she wants you to feel in pregnancy. The cardio was great though and the best you'll find in a prenatal DVD. The hip hop dance was too stupid for me to spend time on but if you like dance maybe you'll like it. Now that I'm postpartum I may try portions of this DVD again.
Update: I was sore the following day. Maybe take it easy the first couple times and if you have hard floors, use a mat for the floor routine. A rug over hardwood didn't cut it. That is where I'm feeling it most. I still think it's a great workout. Good luck!
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I'll probably still use it but I'll figure out where I can fast forward through the annoying bits.
I'm not 100% sure if all the moves are safe for pregnant women but I guess just listen to your own body and decide what is best for you.
So far I prefer the 10 minute solution prenatal pilates as the best pregnancy exercise DVD I've done. I've just ordered the Suzanne Bowen preg DVD too so hope that will be good too as I like her 10 min solution dvds.
The dvd is brilliant; entertaining, practical and functional. You will feel better for it. Theres even a partners workout for husbands
Production value could be improved but it doesnt effect the result.
One of the workouts is 40 minutes long and covers all parts of your body with a mix of pilates style; aerobics style and plenty of stretching (important!) The other is 20 minutes (plus warmup) and uses a partner, although I've been doing this one without a partner and it still works; you just don't get as difficult a workout.
Thoroughly recommend this to anyone who's been active before pregnancy and is looking for a fairly good challenge. Options to take it up/down a notch are also great as allow you to work as hard as you want to (and is safe). If you wanted a really long workout you could do a yoga DVD after this one as a perfect antitode and wind down.