Exercising when you're Pregnant

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Instructional Prenatal, Postnatal and Pregnancy Workout Videos and DVD

Stay in shape before and after your baby is born. Improve your overall energy level and stamina; relieve discomfort; improve posture, circulation and digestion.

Prenatal workout, Postnatal Workout, Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Pregnancy workout, Step Aerobic Workout for Pregnancy, Leisa Hart, Zen Mama, Crunch, Quick Fix, Denise Austin, Kathy Smith, Lisa Stone and Cindy Crawford.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All pregnant women should consult with their physician about their exercise program. Reviews on these pages (and the videos) should never be used as a substitute for the advice of trained medical personnel. Terms of Use.
 

 

Pilates Pregnancy Workouts with Eva Bondar DVD

Pilates Pregnancy Workouts with Eva Bondar DVD
Pilates Pregnancy Workouts with Eva Bondar DVD

Get ready for baby with Eva Bodnar’s Pilates Pregnancy Workout, a series of five 10-minute workouts to prepare and strengthen the body for the demands of pregnancy, delivery, and baby’s care.

The DVD’s workout sections contain: Whole Body Stretching Warm-up; Core Strengthening Back Workout; Upper Body Toning Workout; Lower Body Strengthening Workout; and the all-important Kegel Workout.

The DVD is beautifully filmed in the relaxing beach scenery of stunning Maui, Hawaii.

Eva Bodnar is a certified fitness instructor, professionally trained dancer, founder of Maui Pilates, and mother of two. Her work is featured in the Maui Pilates DVD series as well as in national and regional publications including Pilates Style magazine, Herbs & Health, and Weight Watchers magazine.

55 mins. (2011)
DVD - All Region


Go Mom Fitness: Prenatal Fitness for the Entire Body DVD

Go Mom Fitness: Prenatal Fitness for the Entire Body DVD
Go Mom Fitness: Prenatal Fitness for the Entire Body DVD

Go Mom Fitness, in conjunction with ob/gyn, physical therapists specializing in women's health, nurses, and most importantly, pregnant women, has designed a workout that can be used your entire pregnancy and postpartum period.

Choose between six different exercises. Over 90 minutes of exercises to choose from plus 20 minutes of pregnancy and wellness information.

Regardless of your current level of fitness, these exercises will help you strengthen all of the muscles needed to achieve a more comfortable pregnancy, delivery and recovery for you and your baby.

This workout contains: Yoga and Gentle Stretching: Involve the entire family or can be used without a partner. Pilates: Low intensity, lower body workout designed for the days when you really don't feel like getting off the couch. Get Your Belly Flat Again: This essential workout safely trains your abdominals and minimizes back pain. High Energy: Upper and lower body exercises with resistance training that will boost your metabolism during and after pregnancy.

Bonus Features: The Benefits of Kegal Exercises, Diastasis Recti Information and Self Test, How Breastfeeding Helps You Get Back in Shape.

90 mins. (2011)
DVD - All Region


Element: Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga DVD

Element: Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga DVD
Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga DVD

Both during and after pregnancy, yoga is a perfect way to firm your body, build strength, and gain flexibility.

These two yoga practices, filmed in a serene garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean, are also a wonderful way to maintain emotional balance and reduce stress during the exciting and often hectic times surrounding the birth of a child.

In the prenatal sequence you’ll practice safe and simple movements intended to strengthen and tone your body at any stage of pregnancy, while providing relaxation that will help create a luminous space in which your baby will thrive.

The postnatal sequence is designed to redefine your body, restore your energy, and help you reconnect to yourself and your own wellness.

About the Instructor: Elena Brower, Certified Anusara Yoga teacher, encourages you to invite yoga’s healing benefits into every realm of your life. She is the founder of Virayoga in New York City and author of Alchemy, A Glossary.

Named one of New York City’s top yoga teachers by Fit Yoga magazine, Elena’s clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, Minnie Driver, Eva Mendes, Christy Turlington and Rebecca Romijn.

Element is proud to support the Arbor Day Foundation. For every four Element DVDs purchased, a tree will be planted (up to 20,000 trees annually). In addition to generating oxygen, trees provide air pollution control and decrease atmospheric carbon dioxide levels thereby reducing global warming.

69 mins. (2009)
DVD - Region 1 (Canada, United States; U.S. territories; more)


Yoga Pulse: Pregnant, Fit & Tight Prenatal Workout DVD

Yoga Pulse: Pregnant, Fit & Tight Prenatal Workout DVD
Yoga Pulse: Pregnant, Fit & Tight Prenatal Workout DVD

Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman's life.

During pregnancy, the expectant mother learns how nourishing, loving and tuning in to her changing body increases hers and her baby's awareness, health and well-being.

The breathing exercises and the affirmations, taught by Anastasia as part of this Yoga Pulse program, help the expectant mother to feel strong, calm, capable and supported.

This program has helped many women and their babies worldwide. The positions used in Yoga Pulse are fun, effective and safe both for a long-term practitioner of yoga and for a complete beginner!

This Yoga Pulse program, uniquely designed and developed by Anastasia, a yoga expert, nutritional consultant, former international model and a mother of a wonderful little boy, teaches expectant mothers the safe ways to move their bodies and the gentle ways to tune into their minds.

As a result, the typical pregnancy concerns, such as low back discomfort, heaviness, pain and tiredness become hardly noticeable! And you’ll get a safe workout!

45 mins. (2009)
DVD - All Region


Mark Blanchard's Progressive Power Yoga: Prenatal Pregnancy Routines DVD

Mark Blanchard's Progressive Power Yoga: Prenatal Pregnancy Routines DVD
Mark Blanchard's Progressive Power Yoga: Prenatal Pregnancy Routines DVD

Many pregnant women email me and ask if they can do my yoga DVDs while they are pregnant, and if so, for how long ...

The phenomenal advantages of practicing yoga during pregnancy are well-documented. Its many benefits help pregnant women maintain optimal health, minimize complications, create calmness, foster deep mental preparedness for birth, and provide quick post-natal recoveries.

I created Progressive Power Yoga for Pregnancy with one woman in each trimester, including my wife Elizabeth in her second trimester and her OB Gynaecologist, Joie Russo, who was in her third trimester while taping this series. The woman shown in her first trimester is doing yoga for the first time!

60 mins. (2009)
DVD - All Region


Amira's Belly Dance & Yoga for Pregnancy Prenatal Exercise DVD

Amira's Belly Dance & Yoga for Pregnancy Prenatal Exercise DVD
Amira's Belly Dance & Yoga for Pregnancy Prenatal Exercise DVD

Amira’s Bellydance & Yoga for Pregnancy provides a perfect balance of well thought out routines for an expectant mother to prepare herself for the wonderful and challenging journey ahead.

Amira gently leads you through warm-ups, exercises, cool downs, and covers moves that are beneficial and those that should be avoided during pregnancy.

You will learn the benefits of stretching and exercise, to relax, to breathe, and to center yourself with confidence and feminine grace, leaving you feeling invigorated and re-energized.

Clear explanations are given every step of the way with alternate, modified versions of many moves. Packed with information, this DVD explains the origins of belly dance and its age-old benefits for women in labor, and encourages you to be on the road to a healthy lifestyle and a smooth, happy pregnancy.

This informative and fun DVD has a total running time of nearly three and a half hours and includes: Studio instruction consisting of introduction, yoga warm-up, strengthening exercises, pre-natal bellydance, exercises during labor, and cool down (90 mins); in depth interviews with professionals (30 mins); interviews with bellydance mothers (60 mins); and two beautiful performances of Amira dancing with her growing belly (10 mins).

Amira is an internationally renowned belly dance artist whose passion for the arts, combined with the solid years of medical studies spent earning an RN degree have given her a unique perspective into the benefits of yoga, dance and exercise on a women and her baby’s health before, during, and after pregnancy.

208 mins. (2009)
DVD - All Region


Joyce Vedral: Complete Fast Forward Reshape After Pregnancy and More DVD

Joyce Vedral: Complete Fast Forward Reshape After Pregnancy and More DVD
Joyce Vedral: Complete Fast Forward Reshape After Pregnancy and More DVD

Whether you’ve just had a baby and still look nine months pregnant, or you’re way past the child bearing years but have neglected your body and need a quick acting workout, Joyce Vedral’s Complete Fast Forward DVD (containing Workouts 1, 2, 3, and Pooch Busters) is for you.

Zap the bra roll, lift breasts, eliminate stomach pooch and love handles, delete saddle bags, trim inner thighs, shape shoulders and calves, lift and trim thighs, firm and define triceps and create strong biceps!

With Fast Forward, you “giant set” – working three different complementary body parts before you take a short rest and move to the next set.

With Gut, Love, Handle, Pooch Busters, you bomb away at your stomach with 15 “killer” abdominal exercises – in three super duper giants sets, attacking your upper, lower and love handle areas – in addition to the stomach work in Fast Forward.

With the DVD you can customize your own workout and change the combinations to suit your preference.

140 mins. (2009)
DVD - All Region


Quick Fix: Pre & Post Natal Workouts DVD

Quick Fix: Pre & Post Natal Workouts
 Pre & Post Natal

A bundle of joy for any mother who wants to stay in shape both before and after delivery.

Each 30 minute program includes safe and effective exercises that strengthen, tone and reinforce the muscle groups that change during pregnancy and after pregnancy.

Guided by Nancy Popp, experienced mother herself and joined by two other mothers (both before and after birth), and together they keep the viewer motivated and inspired to care for their bodies and babies during this amazing time.

Quick Fix Pre-Natal: Each segment works a specific region of the body to prepare for delivery.
Quick Fix Post-Natal: Share the joy of motherhood by regaining strength and flexibility that will fit your time and budget.

With the QuickFix™ series DVD’s you can do one, two, or all three workouts and time is never a problem! DVD Includes: 6 time efficient workouts; well known instructor; and challenging yet safe workouts.

Equipment Used: Dumbbells.
70 mins. (2008)
DVD - Region 1 (Canada, United States; U.S. territories; more)


Fabulously Fit Moms: Sleek and Sexy Workout DVD

Fabulously Fit Moms Sleek and Sexy WorkoutHost Jennifer Nicole Lee presents further instruction for her audience of FABULOUSLY FIT MOMS on this entry in the popular fitness program. The lessons presented here include various dance routines, Pilates exercises, and yoga routines that are both fun and effective. Jennifer Nicole Lee is an ACE Certified Group Instructor.

Jennifer's weight loss success story has inspired countless women to take control of their bodies and get in shape. After the birth of her second child, Jennifer's weight reached nearly 200 pounds. Her determination to be healthy and fit led her to lose 80 pounds and go onto become one of the hottest fitness spokespersons today.

She's been featured on Oprah, Inside Edition, The CBS Early Show and in numerous magazines. She was named 2006 Ms. Muscle and Fitness, 2005 Ms. Bikini America, and is the Co-author of the upcoming book Fabulously Fit Moms.

45 mins. (2008) Jennifer Nicole Lee
DVD - All Region


Fabulously Fit Moms: Lower Body Burn DVD

Fabulously Fit Moms Lower Body BurnTighten and tone with a sculpting workout that will melt inches off your legs, buns and glutes.

Jennifer's signature moves such as "Plie Zip Up" and "Starburst Lunges" will transform your lower body in no time. Jennifer's weight loss success story has inspired countless women to take control of their bodies and get in shape. After the birth of her second child, Jennifer's weight reached nearly 200 pounds. Her determination to be healthy and fit led her to lose 80 pounds and go onto become one of the hottest fitness spokespersons today.

She's been featured on Oprah, Inside Edition, The CBS Early Show and in numerous magazines. She was named 2006 Ms. Muscle and Fitness, 2005 Ms. Bikini America, and is the Co-author of the upcoming book Fabulously Fit Moms.

45 mins. (2007) Jennifer Nicole Lee
DVD - All Region


Fabulously Fit Moms: Total Body Workout DVD

Fabulously Fit Moms Total Body WorkoutWith Jennifer Nicole Lee. Tighten and tone from head to toe in as little as 30 minutes a day with this fat-burning and conditioning workout designed to provide the perfect balance of muscle and curves.

Jennifer Nicole Lee (ACE certified group instructor) is nationally recognized. Her weight loss success story has inspired countless women to take control of their bodies and get in shape. After the birth of her second child, Jennifer’s weight reached nearly 200 pounds. Her determination to be healthy and fit for herself, and for her family, led her to lose 80 pounds. Jennifer Nicole Lee then went on to become one of the hottest fitness spokespersons and cover models today.

45 mins. (2007) Jennifer Nicole Lee
DVD - All Region


Alexander Technique - From Stress to Freedom DVD

Alexander Technique From Stress to FreedomFrom Stress to Freedom is an introduction to the Alexander Technique. Written and presented by Anthony Kingsley, one of UK's leading Alexander Teachers, it outlines how you can achieve poise, focus and wellbeing in your everyday life.

This technique is suitable for everyone. It is particularly popular with actors, dancers, athletes, musicians and anyone sitting in front of a computer screen all day. It improves balance and overall performance - relieves anxiety, aches & pains and RSI - Enhances vitality and sexual health - and is great for pregnancy: before, during and post-natal.

Follow the example of Paul Newman, Keanu Reeves, Sting, and Paul McCartney and learn the Alexander Technique.

70 mins. (2007)
DVD - All Region


Fit Pregnancy DVD

Fit PregnancyGet your body back after the baby in this five program workout led by certified Pilates, pre-natal specialist and mother of two, Jennifer Gianni.

Each program is fun, easy to follow and targets a different part of your body to help you regain your stamina and endurance. Lose the baby weight and firm and tone all your muscles using the resistance band included with the DVD.

80 mins. (2007) Jennifer Gianni
DVD - All Region


Complete Pregnancy Fitness with Erin O'Brien 2-Video Set

Complete Pregnancy Fitness with Erin O'BrienNow there’s one-stop shopping for pregnant women looking for expert, effective, comprehensive fitness when they need it most.

Part taskmaster, part cheerleader, with the warmth and humor of a favorite friend, certified trainer and Hollywood mom Erin O’Brien promises to become a DVD fitness star.

Erin’s husband, Desperate Housewives star James Deton appears briefly in both programs and is helping her promote them. Unlike many pregnancy workouts that are little more than gentle stretches, Erin’s workouts strive for real fitness results.

117 mins. (2007)
DVD - Region 1 (Canada, United States; U.S. territories; Bermuda)


Erin O'Brien's Prenatal Fitness Fix DVD

Erin O'Brien's Prenatal Fitness FixPrenatal fitness expert and personal trainer Erin O’Brien has designed a fun, invigorating workout that’s safe for newbies and challenging for fit moms-to-be. Includes both a 40-minute cardio/toning workout and a 20-minute partner workout that Erin demonstrates with her husband, TV star James Denton (Desperate Housewives, The Pretender).

60 mins. (2006)
DVD - All Region


Denise Austin: Fit & Firm Pregnancy DVD

Denise Austin Fit & Firm PregnancyCongratulations! You are beginning the most exciting and challenging chapter of your life: having a baby! But that doesn't mean you can't stay in shape.

With Fit & Firm: Pregnancy, fitness icon (and the mother of two) Denise Austin delivers an energy-boosting program that focuses on everyday strength, "perfect pregnancy posture" and reshaping your after-baby body!

Breathing and Core Awareness: Stimulate your core muscles and elevate your spirit during this 5-minute preparatory segment.
Cardio Workout: Give your energy a boost with this low-impact, fun, 20-minute, heart-healthy workout adapted for all three trimesters.
1st - 2nd Trimester Toning: Rejuvenate and sculpt your body from head to toe with 20 minutes of prenatal-fitness fun!
3rd Trimester Toning: Soothe sore muscles and maintain core strength with this 20-minute, refreshing workout that helps prepare you for delivery!

"Bonus" Post Bounce-Back Workout: Bounce back fast with this 10-minute, invigorating routine that re-educates the abs for a waist-slimming workout.

65 mins. (2006)
DVD - Region 1 (Canada & USA)


Lynne Robinson - Pilates for Pregnancy DVD

Lynne Robinson Pilates for PregnancyAt last, a safe and effective Pilates program that takes into account all the changes your body is going through while pregnant.

Designed for use in pregnancy from 16 weeks onwards and from 6 weeks after the birth. Relax safe in the knowledge that you have chosen the best possible exercise for you and your baby!

50 mins.  (2006)  Lynne Robinson
DVD - Region 1 (Canada, United States; U.S. territories; Bermuda)


Pilates in Pregnancy DVD

Pilates in PregnancyEverything you need to prepare for a healthy pregnancy.

Enjoy a healthy pregnancy or get back into shape after pregnancy, safely and effectively. And it doesn't matter if you have never done Pilates before, this program is suitable for all students, but don't take our word for it - read what the health professionals say!

With a warm up, two different workouts and a section on post birth exercises, you can create a stronger body and support it to cope with the physical changes of pregnancy by developing safe posture and movement. Lindsey also teaches you how to regain deep muscle tone and flatten your tummy after having your baby.

82 mins.  (2004)
DVD - All Region


Leisa Hart: FitMama Prenatal and Postnatal Pregnancy Workout DVD

Leisa Hart FitMama Prenatal and Postnatal Pregnancy WorkoutAn exclusive 2-pack offering Leisa Hart’s FitMama Prenatal DVD, directly above, and FitMama Postnatal DVD.

Postnatal DVD: Designed in easy to follow 10 minute segments – perfect for busy moms! Four separate segments designed to help you return to form in the difficult post-natal period. Funky Fat Burn offers two 10 minute easy to follow aerobic dance combos; FitMama Yoga will help to shed inches from your hips and thighs; Power Pilates will get your belly and buns back in shape and includes variations for c-section and abdominal separation; Postnatal Stretch & Relax delivers gentle stretching and positive visualization to help ease tension and cope with the endless duties of being a mom.

Leisa Hart continues to create dynamic programs that are safe, fun & highly effective to get you the results you deserve.

114 mins. (2007)
DVD - All Region


Quick Fix - Postnatal Workout DVD

Quick Fix - Postnatal WorkoutPerfect for busy moms and moms-to-be! Guided by Nancy Popp, Quick Fix veteran and experienced mother herself; these 3 - 10 minute micro-workouts use safe and effective exercises that are designed to strengthen, tone and reinforce the muscle groups that change during pregnancy and after delivery. Challenging for all fitness levels!

35 mins. (2001) Nancy Popp
DVD - All Region


Prenatal Yoga DVD

Prenatal YogaA unique series of stretches and strength-building exercises for pregnant women that includes modifications for each trimester. Workouts are broken up into small 15 minute segments, with women from all three trimesters demonstrating the poses. With Shiva Rea.

60 minutes. Shiva Rea
DVD - All Region



  

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