15 to Fit-Prenatal Fitness for the Total Body
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Go Mom Fitness, in conjunction with ob/gyn, physical therapists specializing in Women's Health, nurses, and most improtantly, pregnant women, has designed a workout that can be used your entire pregnancy and postpartum period. Choose between six different exercises. Over 90 minutes of exercises to choose from plus 20 minutes of pregnancy and wellness information. Regardless of your current level of fitness, these exercises will help you strengthen all of the muscles needed to achieve a more comfortable pregnancy, delivery and recovery for you and your baby. This workout contains: YOGA AND GENTLE STRETCHING Involve the entire family! Designed to be used with or without a partner. PILATES Low intensity, lower body workout designed for the days when you really don't feel like getting off the couch. GET YOUR BELLY FLAT AGAIN This essential workout safely trains your abdominals and minimizes back pain. HIGH ENERGY Upper and lower body exercises with resistance training that will boost your metabolism during and after pregnancy. BONUS FEATURES The Benefits of Kegal Exercises. Diastasis Recti Information and Self Test. How Breastfeeding Helps You Get Back in Shape. A closer look at Majors for Minors Music. Music Provided by: Majors for Minors A uniquely developed award-winning classical series that is designed to control baby's brain develpment from 6 months to Utero.
About the Actor
Patrea is a personal fitness trainer with a B.S. in Exercise Science and Fitness. NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as a two-time Ms. Fitness USA finalist and ESPN 2 Series Fitness America Fitness Champion. She lives in Indianapolis, IN with her husband and two beautiful children.
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What I like about this DVD are the 15 minute sections. They are pretty decent workouts. The lower body pilates is really good. You will feel is in your hips and buns. The other lower body section is alright, but there needs to be more reps.
The two upper body sections are pretty good. I definitely did feel my arms working and experienced a little soreness the next day. The core section is okay, but could be more challenging. I really disliked to other two sections: The yoga and the stretch. I did not feel these were effective at all.
Other cons about this DVD, the instructor is odd and it bothers me that nobody really smiles. They all look miserable. Atleast fake a smile or two, you're being taped! Also, if you play this total DVD, not mixing and matching the order of the exercises you will find that the order is strange. You start with yoga and end with high energy lower body??? Shouldn't that be reversed? However, that is easily fixable as you can arrange the order of the exercises any way you'd like.
All in all, this DVD gets 3 out of 5 stars. It's not bad, but it's not great either.
The main criticism I have is that this DVD requires a lot of exercise equipment in order to follow along with the exercises as demonstrated. In the first three segmants alone, Patrea used a yoga mat, an exercise ball, a towel, lots of pillows, resistance bands, and 1-5 lb. dumbells. Some of the exercises also require a partner or a special resistance band that can be attached to a wall or a door. If you already own all of this equipment, you will be fine. Otherwise, you will need to learn to modify the exercises so you don't need the equipment, or you will need to go out and buy some new equipment!!!
While Patrea seems a little stiff and serious at times (not at all hyper or pollyannaish), this is actually a refreshing change from the typical video instructor. She cues well and offers plenty of modifications for safety and comfort. All in all, this is a solid pregnancy video and I plan to use it for my entire pregnancy.
-good informational sections in bonus, including good details on kegels
-nice baby classical music benefits section
-requires too much equipment
-instructor goes too fast
-exercises are too challenging in some cases, even for someone who jogged until 28 weeks and has done a lot of aerobics, mild strengthening, and yoga during 1st pregancy
-no aerobic exercise in this video
-exercises require more twisting of mid section than any other prenatal video that I've done
-not very professional- instructions, video quality
-NOT a fun workout, like others I've done for pre-natal
-yoga is not very great, just stretching
-video participants not amazing
- a few strange dance-like stretches that don't feel great
-who works out to CLASSICAL MUSIC?
TRY THIS INSTEAD:
Kathy Smith prenatal workout!!! Fun, upbeat, actually energizing 80s style music, funny to watch because of leotards, wonderful!
Heather Seininger (sp.?) yoga prenatal and post-natal- very good feeling yoga moves, pleasantly presented. even a non-yogi will enjoy.
First off, she requires lots of equipment I think a 15 minute work out shouldn't have.It should at least mention on the cover all the equipment needed. If I had known about the equipment, I wouldn't have bought this. It will take you 15 minutes just to get all the equipment she wants you to use. I did not own any of the equipment she mentions except for the yoga mat. I wasn't going to go out and buy expensive equipment, so I tried using substitutes, but still you don't know if you are getting the best maximum workout. There is only a few workouts on the whole DVD that doesn't require equipment, so lately I find myself only doing those ones.
The DVD is not very professional at all. The camera man doesn't know what to focus on. The trainer girl is nice, but sometimes you wonder how she became a trainer. And you wonder how she managed to pull off her own prenatal workout DVD. In one segment, it even has you lay on your back, which makes me a little worried because I thought women were not supposed to be on their back when pregnant.
I have a few other prenatal DVD's but on days when I'm tired of those, I will pull this one off the shelf. I do like the fact that she uses pilates...but other than that, I am not the biggest fan of this DVD.