Not Worth the Time or Money
Theresa W | mi, usa | 06/01/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I gave this DVD a try, despite the other negative reviews that stated the work out was non-existant. I had been doing pilates at a beginners/moderate level for 6 months prior to becoming pregnant, and figured that perhaps what was too easy for most, would be ok for me. WRONG.
This DVD is comprised of 3 workouts- one for each trimester. Each is approximately 15 minutes long. And in that 15 minutes, you're doing about 8 minutes of a workout. Honestly, if you can call it that, because when I was done, I felt like I had done nothing. I spent more time getting the "supplies" needed for the workouts, than I did working out! (For the 2nd tri you need something like 4 blankets, 3 pillows, 2 soup cans, 2 towels.)
Anyway, I don't see how doing this workout could do much for your body. And, I felt that still being a moderate pilates user, they didn't do the best of job explaining some of the techniques either- which made for some rewinding of the DVD to get it right. Honestly, I tried each of the trimester work outs and then I sold this DVD. Not worth keeping around."
Great addition to work out routine
Jamie West | Reston, VA | 06/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD was a great addtion to my work-out routine. I love to go for a brisk walk and come home and do this DVD. Sometimes I had more energy to "add" an additional set while the instructors were transitioning. While doing the DVD sometimes I thought I wasn't doing much, but by the time I was finished I could feel my muscles were very fatigued. That is the great thing about Pilates! I bought this DVD when I was pregnant with my 3rd baby. I gained 18 pounds less with that preganancy than my others. I will be using it again fatihfully now that I am expecting #4!!!"
I Love It
KP | Maryland | 06/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this as a gift, and I love it. It might not be for the woman who was a hard-core exerciser before she was pregnant, but it's perfect for the rest of us. Workouts are short enough that you aren't just watching the clock wondering how much more you have to do, but long enough that I feel I've done something good for myself and my baby. The workouts are nice and gentle, like a prenatal exercise program should be. Especially as I get bigger, I really appreciate the features that others have complained about."