Top 10 Most Fun Pregnancy Workout DVDs
Being pregnant does not mean that you have to fall off the workout wagon and feeling bloated all the time, does it? I have been trying not to gain too many extra pounds that would pile up after my baby was born. However, pregnancy is challenging and I had to adjust my workout routine to that. The following are my top 10 favorite workouts. I get bored easily, so I have to keep a variety of plan to go to. Have a look at these serious targeted pregnancy workout DVDs that managed to keep me fit throughout my pregnancy. Clear it with your doctor before you start any type of workout program, even if you’re a seasoned veteran of sweating in the gym. I cannot stress it enough, talk to your doc.
An Oldie but Goodie
First of all, we hit it with Complete Pregnancy Fitness with Erin O’Brien. This DVD was absolutely inspirational for me. I kept on working out, since I got to watch Erin pump up the volume. Both prenatal and postnatal exercises are available on the DVD, which is bliss!
Pregnancy Workout DVDs Set
Moving on, there is Lindsay Brin’s Complete Pregnancy 4-DVD Workout Set: Cardio, Toning Plus Yoga. This breaks your workout routine into different trimesters. It worked out perfectly with me and it is great that there are suitable exercises for every single moment while you are expecting.
Post Birth Pregnancy Workout DVDs
I found it awesome that there are post birth exercises too! Another great DVD for me has been The Perfect Pregnancy Workout, Vol. 1: Sculpting, with the acrobat Karyne Steben. It has been amazing to find out how athletes deal with their pregnancy and it has certainly given me some food for thought.
If You Only Choose One DVD, This is the One
The next DVD is Summer Sanders’ Prenatal Workout. Some say that this is in fact the only DVD that you are ever going to need. I wouldn’t go that far for the simple fact I like variety, but it is certainly a great place to start if you’re just entering and want a good starter workout.
Yoga Workout DVD
Now, for something a bit out of the ordinary, I have found Complete Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga & Short Forms 2 DVD Set. Never has working out been that much inspiring and relaxing at the same time!
Workout With Your Partner
Prenatal Fitness Fix with Erin O’ Brien is yet another workout DVD that has made a difference in my life. It was a unique opportunity to exercise along with my hubby in a partner workout in a bonding experience!
If You’re New to Yoga Like I Was
Then, I was introduced to @Home with Hilaria Baldwin: Fit Mommy-to-be Prenatal Yoga. She is a certified Yoga instructor and since I’m fairly new to yoga, it was a good starting DVD for me because her yoga routines are easy to follow and learn.
Pilates is a Must-Do
Tracy Mallett Fitness: Pregnancy System – 3 in 1 has been one more eye-opening DVD for me during such a demanding period in my life. Pilates have been great for any lower back pain I have been suffering from and all you girls know exactly what I mean!
A Workout for Before, During, and After Birth
Pregnancy Fitness is a DVD with Lindsay Brin that caught my attention from the first moment online and it did not let me down. Besides the trimesters, it has got postnatal boot camp for getting back in shape!
My Favorite of All
Finally, Suzanne Bowen’s Slim & Toned Prenatal Barre Workout focuses on cardio and flexibility issues, which are essential during pregnancy. I credit this DVD will helping stop my calf cramps I kept having through her stretching and flex routines.
I had never been seriously into yoga until I became pregnant. I can tell you that the stretches and gentle workouts did wonders for my stress and muscle tension I was feeling. I also feel it helped me strengthen my core muscles so giving birth is easier. I hope you find these pregnancy workout DVDs to be exciting and motivational for you, as they have been for me! Enjoy the miracle of giving birth, while taking care of your body and mind too!