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Kathy Smith: Pregnancy Workout
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Genre: Pregnancy Workouts
Release Date: 18-SEP-2007
Media Type: DVD
Top Customer Reviews
The choreography is not hard to follow at all, and the moves, while not being too challenging, definately give you a workout. What I found to be especially nice is the way the video is broken down. There is a 7 minute warm up, 3 stages of aerobics, which enable you to take a drink and catch your breath, and a moderate amt of leg work, arm work, and abdominals. I do find that I skip over the relaxation part. Kathy Smith also gives you moderations to moves, in case some are too challenging.
This video is so enjoyable that my 2 year old, 4 year old, and 6 year old can, and want to, exercise with me. I find this video very motivating and I look forward to doing it every morning when I wake up. I have never felt so good about my pregnant body before. In my opinion, this video is a MUST!
The Kathy Smith Pregnancy video has a low impact aerobic segment followed by a superior toning section; a postnatal mini-workout with exercises for after your baby arrives is also included. As my husband says, giving birth is a major physical event that you must train for! After doing this video religiously 3-4 times a week for the last 6 months of my pregnancy, I had a textbook labor and a wonderful delivery. I even escaped the dreaded low back pain and swollen ankles which I attribute to staying physically active with this video. I was able to utilize a lot of the moves (squats, etc.) during labor and delivered a healthy son without drugs of any kind! Because I recovered from the birth quickly, I was better able to cope with those exhausting first few weeks home with my new son. I highly recommend this video to all my pregnant friends!
There is a break in the middle of Smith's video for a "cute pregnancy rap song" - if you can't rap along, then you are advised to slow down a bit... if you already know you aren't exerting too much, fast forward the video or hit the bathroom - but DO check your heart rate - guidelines during pregnancy ARE different and many women will find they don't feel they are working although their heart rate has passed the maximum bpm recommended by ACOG.
Smith's workout (choreographed by Madeliene Lewis) has excellent variety of movement, but with enough repetition to keep it easy to follow. The things I liked most about this video are the toning exercises at the end of the aerobics session. It has a balanced strength training for upper and lower body, as well as some excellent abdominal exercises. I also appreciated the educational section at the beginning of the video where Smith outlines the goals for fitness training in pregnancy and precautions pregnant women need to take when exercising.
The video also includes information from obstetricians about various pregnancy issues. Additionally, there are suggested Post-pregnancy exercises included at the end that are helpful and inspirational.
Although the video seems a little spendy, it is worth the money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great workout! Classic Kathy Smith workout video. The video quality seemed okay, not as sharp as other dvd versions of Kathy Smith workouts.Published 5 months ago by cwalk
Good for low intensity workouts. She is beautiful and silly. It's everything you want during your pregnancy...the eighties and pregnant women in leotards.Published 18 months ago by Rosa
OMG! I'm going through doing reviews on everything in my Amazon account. I bought this when I was pregnant with my first kid more than 8 YEARS AGO! Read morePublished 24 months ago by Porcupine
I like Kathy Smith's workout DVDs because she is easy to follow and not too perky (or on the flip side, too intense). Read morePublished on May 16, 2014 by Jessica L.
I used this work out for most of my pregnancy. My kids did it right along with me. It's fun because it's dated style wise, but the exercises are just as relevant today as ever. Read morePublished on January 31, 2014 by Michelle Swanson
I would rather do tony hortons 10 min workout...I have tried 2 pregnancy dvd's and my back gave out. .Published on January 13, 2014 by Kimichanga
I generally either did the aerobic part of the strengthening part, never both on the same day, not that you couldn't. I did the warm up and cool down every-time I worked out. Read morePublished on December 15, 2013 by C. Ward
This workout is easier than I expected. I didn't use it much because I felt I wasn't getting much out of it. Read morePublished on November 26, 2013 by Mdb7558