With Erin's 3 invigorating exercise progressions, you can ease back into exercise without hurting or overextending yourself. In just 15 minutes a day, you will rehabilitate your back, abdominals, buttocks, inner thighs, and hips-- all the muscle groups affected by your pregnancy and delivery. Erin guides you through each progression and, once you've mastered it, gently urges you to move on to the next challenge. She can take you from the very beginning of your recovery up to one year postpartum. A personal trainer and exercise instructor, Erin hold several certifications, including one in pre/postnatal training. She's also the busy parent of two preschoolers with her husband actor James Denton (Desperate Housewives). Not long ago, she was where you are, and she knows how challenging it can be. That's why she welcomes you into her home and urges you on with her clear, supportive instruction. As Erin says, "Let's get started!"
I did this DVD four weeks after having my second child and it is just what I needed to get eased back into exercise. The progressions are the right length for a mom with a newborn. There are a few minutes of discussion and then around 15 mintues of workout. I did each progression for a week or two before going to the next one. I think Erin's disposition is warm but challenging and not too annoying. I actually found out that I really like pilates based exercise because of this DVD. I will recommend this to all of my friends that are new moms. You just can't go wrong with it.
this exercise routine saved me after 2 babies. Erin is great & it feels like you are working through things with a trusted friend. I swear that with both recoveries (C-sections) this routine helped me rehab my abs & back whereas I otherwise might have hurt myself or had other new mom post baby issues (hello sneeze & pee! or diastasis recti) & needed PT or more. But I didnt & I swear this video helped. you can do the exercises while laying on the floor with a newborn & the progressions make sense & WORK for a new mom body. HIGHLY recommend for all new moms
I found this dvd while I was pregnant with my 5th baby. I wish I had had it after my first! As long as you listen to your body and be careful, not doing anything that doesn't feel right, you can start with the gentle stretches as soon as you get home from the hospital. I waited until four weeks to start the first level 15-minute workout. I felt like I could have started it sooner, but it felt so good to start working my muscles. I used each "progression" for only about a week or two, but it was the perfect way to get my body going again and ready to begin working out seriously. My baby is now 3 months old and I have been doing more difficult workouts for the last week or so. I would recommend this dvd to anyone for getting started working out (again) after having a baby.
I've only been doing it for 3 days so I don't know how the results pan out yet. But as of now, I thought it was a little slow for me until I felt it in all the right places the next day. I have a 2 yr old and a 7 week old so this is a good workout for us out of shape mama's w no time. With my extra time I'm able to fit in some arm exercises for my bingo arms. Lol!
I used erins pregnanct workout when i was pregnant and i wish i had known about this dvd post! Im so glad i found it even if it is a year post. Its of course a little easier since i didnt just have my baby but its working jusy the same. After a week i can feel a diff in my abdomen. I highly recommend! Erin is great
I am a new mother recovering from a cesarean and needed something with a reasonable workout routine to make me feel better...This video is great for that! I've been told to slowly ease back into working out. One day, I will work my way back up to my past workout regimen, but until then, this does the trick. The instructor is great at giving little pep talks about post-partum mental health, rest and nutrition. Over all, it is great for beginners after birth.
I forgot I had bought this DVD and started using it about 6 weeks after having had a c-section, and by that time I was pretty much able to skip right to the second workout of the three. (There was also some bonus stretching material for very soon post-partum, which I would have liked to have tried sooner.) While the three workouts seem a bit repetitive in parts, they go by quickly, and soon after you begin you feel as if you're done. I liked the idea of easing back into exercise and not attempting sit-ups or crunches right away, and this workout gave me the confidence to do that and not worry about injuring myself. The instructor has a little bit of a "I know it's hard but it's necessary" tone which can be annoying at times, but overall she's got a nice, motivational approach. The (very short) cameo at the end by her husband James Denton (from Desperate Housewives) is cute, as you see her interact a bit with her own family. I used this DVD for about 6 weeks, at which time i got back to my regular crunches and such.
This video starts very slow for those who aren't used to exercising or are having a tough recovery. However, the third progression is a good moderate workout, and I have been doing it every day for quite a while and getting stronger. Combined with some minor cardio as she recommends, it's a good exercise plan, but I do wish there were a bit more variety or a step up workout after the third progression.