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|Pilates for Life Prenatal Postnatal|
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Instructor Amy Brown presents another entry into her Pilates For Life series with PRENATAL & POSTNATAL PILATES. Amy focuses on exercises that will help you keep in shape both during and after pregnancy with her safe and ef... more »
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Boring and short
Kasbee | New York | 01/30/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Boy was I disappointed with this DVD. It is barely 20 minutes and is not much of a workout no matter what trimester you are in. If you never worked out before your pregnancy then this might be good for you, but if you worked out regularly don't even bother with this one. It is just some stretching & neither of the women are even pregnant. I will not use this DVD as a regular part of my prenatal workout routine."
Ok, but not enough on its own
Young Vermont Mom | Vermont, USA | 03/28/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"So, I did the prenatal portion of this dvd this morning. Other reviewers are correct - it is not a great workout. It IS a pretty good stretch. 20 minutes long, the two women go through a series of poses and moves (some of which feel more like yoga than pilates) to help loosen you up and (supposedly) strengthen your core.
Would I like it better if the women were actually pregnant? ABSOLUTELY! I found it a bit annoying to be 7 months pregnant, big bellied, and following these skinny women. One woman was doing beginner modifications, the other did more intermediate moves.
It was not challenging, and I followed it by doing [b]Crunch: YogaMama[/b], but I think I could have used it as a good stretch before or after doing some cardio, too. And, there are some days when 20 minutes might be just right.
So, I would say, it is an ok dvd, but not enough of a workout to really stand alone."
Stacey | 02/10/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This appears to be a very low budget, poorly produced workout dvd.
The workout itself is sooooo slow and boring, and I don't think most active, pregnant women would get much benefit from it.
It is probably best suited for someone who has little or no workout history and is just looking for some stretching."
A. MacLeod | England | 08/01/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD on spec, hoping it would be a good DVD to follow. I was disappointed.
- The women in the video aren't pregnant. It actually made me wonder about the quality of the moves presented.
- It was quite fast in the instructions given. They were voiced over and there was no close-up of the positions to help guide you along.
- It claims to have a beginner and intermediate level program, but the difference between the two is so slight I would really call it false advertising.
- As others said, not much of a workout. I stretched my back out nicely, but that's about it.
+ Was 20 minutes long, which is what I wanted. I wanted something short and snappy. Unfortunately the contents didn't live up to it.
I wouldn't recommend it."