Summer Sanders' Prenatal Workout
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Comprehensive Pre-natal fitness program featuring Summer Sanders -- Olympian Gold Medalist , Sportscaster, and host of ESPN s The Sports List. Summer Sanders and her trainer lead the user through a custom routine for each trimester with an express options.
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1. The music: really!? Who rates a workout dvd based on the music? Honestly, I wouldn't even notice the music except I read some reviews about it. I'm just trying to focus on the actual workout. Anyway, I found the music to be enjoyable, and pretty much right in line with most workout dvd soundtracks. If you don't like it, use your iPod!
2. For women saying this is not a tough ENOUGH workout for them!? Again, REALLY!? I am in reasonable shape and I did the express workout for the 2nd trimester. Let me tell you, I'll be feeling it tomorrow! But I'm not exercising to be at my pre-pregnancy fitness level (that doesn't seem like a healthy attitude IMO). I also wouldn't have the energy to do much more than this. HOWEVER, if you need more of a challenge, just use a regular workout DVD?! And modify it! DUH.
3. Not being able to skip ahead: I have an ancient DVD player and I was able to skip past the commercials NO PROBLEM! You probably don't know how to use your skip features?! On my remote it's the skip forward button (similar to FF but skips entire scenes). I was able to skip right to the main menu, then to my workout, and I didn't watch a single commercial! Again, don't rate a video based on your inability to use your remote.
Anyway I'm glad I didn't let these reviews deter me!!
Now the good stuff!
I recognized these women right off the bat! They DO have a prenatal yoga DVD too! (if you're interested in doing yoga- I read some reviews that actually thought THIS was the yoga video. It is NOT but there is one). I used their yoga DVD with my first pregnancy. I think they are great! Awesome at instruction, friendly-casual demeanor, and easy to follow!!! NOT smug or obnoxious like many trainers!!!! And it's nice to have an actual pregnant woman working right along with you!
The workout was perfect! I don't have a tension-band so I used my dumbbells. The only thing my dumbbells didn't really work on were the leg-lifts but I just flexed and still felt the burn! I will definitely be sore tomorrow! I love how they constantly remind the viewer to drink water and to breathe! I felt amazing after my workout! There are three parts to all the workouts (as their should be!); The warm-up (which by the way I was SWEATING at the end!), the workout, the cool-down with stretches. All in all I think the Express workout took me about 40 minutes (I'm guessing). The full workout is prob an hour total?
This is a great video and I would recommend it to any mom that needs to get in some workouts at home. I will be using this in conjunction with walking (when the weather is nice) and my prenatal workouts at the gym.
I can see myself using this as a postnatal workout too! Especially when the baby is really little and I can't get out of the house!
Love these two ladies!! Thanks!
I really like Summer's upbeat personality and she does a good job of explaining why the moves are important. My only complaint is there are really only 3 routines in this whole DVD - 1st tri, 2nd tri, 3rd tri. When I first opened it up, I was excited that there were 3 regular workouts plus 3 mini- workouts. But in fact, the mini workouts were just that-- just half of the regular workouts. I would have given this 5 stars if it had a couple more workouts. You get tired of doing the same routine for 12 weeks- trust me. I can't do it everyday, it's too boring. I've been switching it up with some prenatal yoga and it helps keep me refreshed and excited to use this DVD 2-3 times a week.
I'm now at 30 weeks and it's still challenging but not too difficult. Plan on using this for at least the next 4-5 weeks.
This can be used for all fitness levels. (I was sick for the first 3 months and was able to begin working out again with this DVD after recovering).