Gabrielle Reece - Fit and Healthy Prenatal Workouts
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I found this video six months into my second pregnancy and even though the workouts are labeled for the first and second trimesters I am still completely comfortable with the exercises. I am currently rotating the 4th, 5th and 6th month workouts.
I am thrilled that there is finally a workout challenging enough for people at a medium to high fitness level. You do need a fitness ball, fitness band, and dumb bells to experience the full effects of this workout video but the investment is worth it. My arms look great and I am confident wearing sleeveless shirts during the hot Florida weather because of Gabriel Reece's workouts. Arm jiggling is sure to be banished for users of this video.
Being in shape for my first pregnancy really made my labor and delivery fast and smooth, not to mention my recovery. I am sure the time spent during these workout sessions will only enhance my second time and provide an even faster return to pre-pregnancy form. I just hope her post-natal video comes out by the time I deliver in May!
A lot of equipment is required: light weights, bands, and a workout ball. Since I only have weights, I had to improvise for the exercises with the bands and workout ball.
Gabrielle awkwardly follows the directions of her trainer. It doesn't seem like the two planned the workouts very well. Gabrielle appears to not to know what's coming next.
While Gabrielle looks gorgeous, she doesn't smile and she seems nervous and uncomfortable in front of the camera.
The workouts are very short, and I didn't feel like I accomplished much in the 20 minutes. It was awkward to follow, not very fun, challenging, or satisfying. I guess if you're looking for a quick workout, it'll do. But I'm pretty disappointed.
I love that there is both a warm-up and cool-down for both the first and second trimester workouts. Also, I like that they have a ~15-minute workout per month, so you can do just that or more, depending on how you feel.
I personally like the casual nature of the DVD -- like the trainer telling Gabby to keep that belly button in and she responds that it is in. :) I also really like the changes throughout the workouts from using a ball to bands to weights or combinations. That keeps me more mentally engaged.
Now in my second trimester, I do in fact feel like the title of the DVD -- fit and healthy. I would recommend this to anyone who is already active and wants to stay strong as their baby belly continues to grow.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Didn't get to use it as I ended on bedrest during my pregnancyPublished 13 months ago by Fatmata A. Braima
This video is awesome but it only goes to 2nd trimester. Would have like to have seen some low impact cardio for the 3rd trimesterPublished 22 months ago by Jessica
This came recommended to me by a friend when my wife was expecting. Exercise is good for anyone and can be very important for expectant mothers that are able to exercise. Read morePublished on December 20, 2013 by JacK Trades
I don't hate it, but it's not the best prenatal workout dvd. It requires a lot of different workout equipment and I prefer workouts with less. Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by blackbird983
I have used 4-5 other pregnancy work out videos, and this is by far the best one out on the market. During my first pregnancy, I started using this video in my 3rd month of... Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by Mommy of Three
I thought this DVD was ok. I didn't make it through a whole workout. I was so excited to get started but I went through about a half hour and felt like we hadn't even accomplished... Read morePublished on February 27, 2013 by Brittany
Unfortunately, I didn't keep up doing these workouts for as long as I hoped (chalk that up to carrying twins), but during my first months of pregnancy, I really enjoyed these... Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by Becky Laswell
I am trying out all the prenatal DVDs I can get my hand on, granted, I didn't start these until 30 weeks because I work all the time and mostly just use the elliptical. Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by Ms. Piper Valentine