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Prenatal Conditioning with Teddi Bryant

4.2 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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Here's your chance to join one of the famous Hot Mamas Exercise Prenatal Conditioning Classes. Our proven approach will safely work your entire body with a focus on endurance, breathing, strength and core; the areas that are most important for childbirth and new moms. We won't waste your time going through the motions with an easy workout. This class will make you feel and look great, and very likely make your big day go even easier. Plus you will have a head start toward getting your body back in shape after having your baby. Be sure to get our Postnatal DVD after you have your baby! This DVD Features: A full 60+ minute workout class; a shorter class for days when you don't have much time; a special belly breathing, core and stretching class and a tutorial showing how to do every exercise perfectly. Recommended by Fit Pregnancy Magazine!

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Recommended by FIT PREGNANCY MAGAZINE
MAMA S GOT MUSCLE Fitness Level: 3
WHY WE LOVE IT Master trainer Teddi Bryant believes you shouldn t be afraid to break a sweat while expecting. To wit, this circuit-style workout features squats, push-ups, lunges and core conditioning. But, don t worry about exercising too hard: A thorough tutorial on proper form, as well as modifications, means each move is safe during pregnancy. --Fit Pregnancy Magazine

5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! August 27 By S. Seabrooke-Zartman I'm so glad to see a workout made specifically for moms unlike alot of others that are just generic moves. I love how motivating (and tough) Teddi is and it keeps me going. --Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars My fourth pregnancy and what a difference this workout makes, January 27, 2009 By J. abbitt I was always a workout enthusiast but during my first 3 pregnancies at ages 24 , 25,and 32 I put exercise on hold and practiced lots of self- indulgence making it a very long road to shed the excessive pounds of those pregnancies. I had a lot of backaches and swelling and overall fatigue during those pregnancies so decided that this pregnancy at the ripe age of 39 would have to be more fitness and nutrition oriented. I started by buying Erin O' Brians workout which is good but not really intense enough as I was doing Thai kickboxing, running , and lifting weights before pregnancy. I have a great prenatal video by Rocky but I needed a more intense cardio and strength workout. Hot Mamas looked good so I ordered it. It is a really thorough and professional workout.Teddi's instructions are precise and I find myself still absorbing her instructions even after doing the workout many times. It's like having a personal trainer in your home. I also like that the exercises are repeated in sets of three and the belly breathing and stretching exercises after the strength workout are also really thorough.It is a long workout at an hour and a half but there is also a shorter one included. I do this workout 2 or 3 times a week and supplement it with the Erin O Brian and yoga DVD's. I can say that I feel better during this pregnancy than I did at 24. My backaches and bloating don't bother me and I haven't become a dimpled mass of cellulite yet! --Amazon

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Product Details

  • Actors: Teddi Bryant
  • Directors: S Schermer
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
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  • Studio: Hot Mamas Exercise
  • DVD Release Date: November 4, 2008
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001RXB4B8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,428 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I own seven prenatal exercise dvd's: I'm on my third pregnancy, and I like the format of the exercise dvd, I do them a lot -- very convenient with kids. BUT, this particular dvd is my absolute least favorite. It does give you a reasonable amount of exercise (I'm in pretty good shape, and want a real workout even when pregnant; this does make me feel I've done something when I'm done, which is good.). But there are others out there that make your muscles work as hard or harder, without the various annoyances; I'd recommend "Long and Lean", for example. Here's what's wrong with Hot Mamas:
1. The exercises themselves are very boring, repetitive, and sometimes borderline uncomfortable to do while pregnant. It's based on a very old-fashioned boot-camp model, lots of push-ups and marching and (modified) jumping jacks. That's ok, but those type of exercises were developed for men, and they really don't feel all that great, to me, to do while pregnant. I get bored and depressed when it comes time to do yet another set of same old same old push ups. You can get the same upper-body workout with a lot more variety, by breaking up the push-ups with other stuff. I much prefer routines that incorporate yoga and dance and pilates, instead of always with the boring boot camp thing.
2. The flow is horrible. I've done both the long and short versions, and in both cases, you go from one set of exercises to another without any continuity. Instead, you have to waste valuable exercise waiting around to be told what to do next. Other routines don't do this. It's a problem, too, because your heart rate goes down in those seconds; and it adds to the boredom.
3. Cuing is also horrible.
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I had been working out regularly before I got pregnant (3-5 days a week)and was "benched" by my doctor for the first trimester. So picking this up at 16 weeks made for a pretty intense workout. (Read: holy crap!) Might have been less so without the 3 month hiatus, but this workout felt like starting over.
This is my forth pregnancy and having come from a pilates/yoga only practice through my last two, I can say this is a thorough, make-you-sweat workout. I would say it is the pre-natal equivilant of the hardest class I took at the gym. This is in keeping with Teddi's philosophy that women want to feel as much like
"themselves" as possible during a period when so many things are changing.
While this is still too long of a workout for me (6 or 7 circuits, I think) I plan to alternate the first half and second half during the week. It's also easy to just go as far as you can into it and work up to adding another circuit every week or so.
The icing on the cake is the stretching/abs work segment which fills my void for a yoga class: the music is soothing and still maintains a beat, Teddi is a calming influence and I often find I'm doing the work with my eyes closed. Looking forward to Teddi kicking my not-so-widened rear post-partum, too!
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This is my third pregnancy and with both previous children I gained 50 pounds. And, I lost all of my weight in between births (they were born only 17 months apart)....I am determined to keep some 'semblance of a body for AFTER the baby comes versus me just feeling fat and flat:) ....not beautiful, womanly and pregnant like during pregnancy....Plus, I already have 2 small children so I don't have as much time after to workout and get the extra weight off.
So, I bought Teddi Bryant's Hot Mamas and Summer Sanders'. I like Teddi's better because it is more challenging. But, Summer's DVD is more cinemagraphically pleasing and the set is better. Teddi's set is boring but it is easier to see sometimes what exactly is going one...i.e. placement of feet, etc (Black suited women on a totally white background).
This DVD also does very, very well with things like 'foot placement', stomach muscle engagement and posture alignment reminders and tips for understanding the correct exercise form and movements. I have been watching fitness DVD's for over 10 years (I prefer to sweat in private :) and this one is the best one as far as instructional...and, overall it is WORKING! :) My butt has gotten ...smaller using this video and I feel very strong. My sciatica does not act up nearly as much and she teaches you a stretch that has really empowered me to help myself when I feel like my right side is trying to tighten up. I had pelvic girdle pain with my second child and I suspect I pulled something during one of my prenatal videos (pilates). I never, never feel that as challenging as this video is that I am at risk for hurting my body.
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This is a great program for pregnant women. It is very comprehensive and provides modifications as you move through various months of your pregnancy. I wouldn't recommend this for those new to exercise. It is intense and you need to be in good shape to tolerate the program safely. The entire program is quite long, but there is a shorter version also offered on the DVD which is nice for when you do not have 90 minutes to exercise.
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