Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|STOTT PILATES Prenatal Pilates on the Ball|
Actors: Moira Merrithew, PJ O'Clair
Director: Wayne Moss
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Enjoy this unique and effective routine that prepares your mind and body for motherhood. STOTT PILATES exercise is the key to a feel-good pregnancy and helps prepare your mind and body for motherhood. Learn exercises an... more »
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Good video and good workout
S | Texas | 06/18/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The video case says that this is a workout for women in the 2nd trimester. I just purchased it when I was in month 5 and just did the workout for the first time here in month 6. You will need one of the birthing balls and a stretch band (and maybe a towel to kneel on). The entire DVD is about 45 minutes long but the workout is 30 minutes. The other stuff on the DVD include a "workout principles" which outlines the basics for us non-expert pilates people and a "5 minute bonus" workout that is a little more intense.
Let me begin by saying that I am not a big workout/pilates person. Sad to say, I don't exercise as much as I know I should. I've never done any pilates stuff, but I have heard so many pregnant women talk about the birthing ball that I thought I should try one. I'm willing to give anything a shot that might make delivery day easier. I watched the entire workout first a few days ago without doing any of it so that I'd know what I needed. I just did the workout this morning for the first time. It was pretty easy to follow since I had watched it before. There were a few times that I had to rewind because I missed what the instructor was saying or she went too fast through an exercise. I imagine that will get better as I do it more often. There is a nice variety of exercises, and I definitely felt challenged but not too overwhelmed. The difficulty level is low, so a pilates ball guru would probably be bored. For a novice like me, it was the right speed.
I am going to continue using the video as long as my big belly will let me. At some point, I may need to skip over some of the exercises if I'm too big."
Good for beginners
T. Hovis | Michigan | 03/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a low intensity workout and would be good for beginners. You use a stability ball and a resistance band. It is a Pilate's workout, so there is no cardio. The workout is 30 minutes, and some of the exercises are kind of boring. I use this DVD when I am not very motivated, but know I need to workout. I am now 24 weeks and will continue using it. I like the 10 Minute Solution Prenatal Pilates DVD better because there is more of a variety, I can target specific areas and it is a little more fun."
I am so relaxed...
nic | Venice, Ca. | 01/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS DEFINITELY LOW ON THE INTENSITY LEVEL. WHEN I AM FINISHED I FEEL OPEN AND RELAXED. I SWITCH THIS ONE WITH YOGA JOURNAL'S SHIVA REA PRENATAL VIDEO, IT IS MORE INTENSE AND BUTT - KICKING. IF YOU ARE ATHLETIC AND WORK OUT ALOT (WHICH IS DEFINITELY NOT ME) YOU WOULD NOT LIKE THIS. IT DOES CALL FOR THE EXCERSIZE BALL AND FLEX BAND. FOR THE FLEX BAND I JUST USE AN OLD PAIR OF TIGHTS ;)."