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.
Top Customer Reviews
Amira’s Bellydance and Yoga for Pregnancy: This was one of my favorites, and I think in the long run it really helped prepare my body for labor; it also helped me to relax, stretch, and feel good as I got bigger and bigger. Some of the reviews here point out that it is not a very intense workout – that’s true, but I felt like there was plenty of stretching and strengthening, and through much of my pregnancy high intensity was not what I was looking for – the goal of this video is not to increase athleticism, but to help the body adjust to pregnancy and prepare for labor.Read more ›
I used this DVD faithfully throughout my pregnancy (eventually stayed with this DVD instead of the yoga one)! I cannot say enough for the energy this workout gave me plus the 'feel-good' effect it had on me! After all was said and done (and a healthy baby was born), I gained only 35 pounds! Which meant it was easier to get back in shape post baby!! And I attribute that in large part to this DVD!! (Still on the lookout for a post-pregnancy DVD with Summer!) Can't wait to use this DVD again!! ;)
This is my first pregnancy. I had been running 4 or 5 days a week, 3-5 miles a day, before morning sickness and fatigue knocked me flat in the first trimester. I did yoga at home during the first trimester, but nothing too strenuous. At about 11 weeks, I started to feel less nauseated and I had more energy. I thought I was going to return to running and do that for most of the rest of my pregnancy. I was wrong. I tried to keep running but my body refused, and I figured that if there's any time I should really be listening to my body, it's now. I started just walking, but walking didn't feel like it was enough of a workout. So I started looking for prenatal exercise DVDs. This one is fantastic.
You do need a resistance band to do this. I bought "Exercise Variable Resistance Band 5-level Latex Tubes - Set": http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003XUVA4O/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. You only need one band, but I didn't know which resistance I'd want to use, so I got a set. I'm using light resistance, but I hope to move on to medium as I continue to use this DVD.
The exercises are fantastic. The DVD includes lots of squats and lunges, which I'm sure are preparing me for labor and delivery. They also loosen up my pelvis and back and just feel good. The workout also strengthens my arms and back. It works triceps, biceps, and various back muscles as well as muscles in your pelvis and legs. I only do about 35 minutes of the full-length workout, but I'm working my way up to the full thing. If you want a DVD that works out your muscles to the point that you feel it the next day, this one's for you.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've only used the third trimester portion of the workout, so I cannot speak of the first two work-outs. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jessica W
They keep saying "you guys" so many times I could not continue my work out. So irritating.Published 2 months ago by ringgo
I felt healthy and fit during my pregnancy because of this DVD. It was a bit too easy, but I was thankful for that in the last few weeks. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kinda Crunchy
I liked the second trimester workout and the option to do a longer one or a shorter one, but the third trimester workout is super short and kind of whimpy, especially if you've... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stephanie
I loved having this to use during my pregnancy. It is a great workout, and it's nice to be able to see a pregnant woman doing the moves along with you. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sumo
Other reviewers are right: Summer's interjections are really annoying. The workout itself is fantastic. This should have been labeled correctly with the actual instructor's name.Published 6 months ago by Kirstin Withajaye