Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Jennifer Gianni's Fusion Pilates for Pregnancy|
Actors: Anita Halton, Sheri Katz, Jennifer Gianni
Director: Pat Soloman
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Discover how yoga infused Pilates can keep you in shape during your pregnancy. Jennifer Gianni's Fusion Pilates for Pregnancy is the first Pilates based workout designed to give pregnant women a challenging workout, witho... more »
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J La | Columbus, OH | 10/27/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was excited to see another pilates exercise tape on the market since the other ones got such bad reviews. But this one seems like it must be as bad. First of all it is excrutiatingly boring. The instructor is boring and the exercises are boring. It seems to take forever for the instructor to tell us about the exercise, then she can't even figure out her left from her right. Yikes. I too am a mother of one with one on the way so I have to do my exercises right before bed, I don't have a lot of time to waste. It's too bad that I wasted my money because I dread doing this tape, but make myself do it since I paid for it.
The other tape I use - and love - is the Perfect Pregnancy Workout. Look for it, use, love it! Don't bother with Leisa Hart's fit mama, that is horrible too.
Happy working out!"
Long, slow paced workout
Dawn Midnight | New Jersey | 03/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As an avid pilates person, I bought this video to keep doing some of it during my pregnancy. This video is LONG, and it incorporates a lot of yoga-like moves (slow and deliberate). The stretches are wonderful and I feel very good after doing it. It is just time consuming (57 minutes) and forced me to rearrange my workout schedule just to get this in once per week. You can see how some of these moves will definitely help with the birth and recovery. This video does focus on the whole body and is easy to follow. Gianni is so pleasant I almost feel bad about complaining about the lenght of time it takes. All in all, a thorough full body workout that leaves you feeling energized and relaxed."
Fusion Pilates Totally Satisfactory
Pilates user | Middletown, NY USA | 04/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is the only pregnancy exercise program that I ordered and I love it. It is almost an hour long, but it goes quickly and targets every single part of the body with toning and stretching. If I don't have an hour, I can do part of the DVD and still feel like I got some quality exercise. It is excellent for flexibility and circulation. Someone said that they were disappointed that there are no stomach exercises, but you spend the whole time contracting your pelvic muscles which targets the very muscles that need to be strengthened. The only thing I add is gentle squats because the leg toning is limited. I have and will continue to recommend this DVD."
Sandra | 08/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found out about this video in FitPregnancy Mag which said that it was one of the best workouts for pregnancy. I couldn't agree more. This is by far the best video for pregnancy I've found- and unfortunately-I've tried a few before I found this one. So many of them that I've tried are too strenuous to be safe. As far as I'm concerned, pregnancy is a time to maintain your health, body and your mental state, not a time to go crazy trying to get into shape. This video seems to target the areas that have effected me since I became pregnant. I'm in my 3rd trimester now, and the biggest problem throughout has been my back. Doing this workout has literally cured my back pain. It's the mixture of the stretching and the toning has really gone a long way for me. Not to mention, this video totally mellows me out... It's so relaxing and Jennifer is so gentle with her instructions. The workout itself is a little longer than most, about 50 minutes, but that includes about 10 minutes of relaxation at the end which I sometimes skip- although I have to say, when I have the time to do the entire video from start to finish, I feel amazing for the rest of the day. I highly recommend this video."