Exercise is important for everyone and during all stages of life. This is also a fact if you are in the wonderful position of being pregnant. There are several exercise DVDs that have been created specifically for women who are seeing their bodies change constantly as their unborn child slowly develops and grows. A popular exercise DVD series that you can use throughout the stages of your pregnancy is Complete Pregnancy Fitness with Erin O’Brien.
Who Is Erin O’Brien?
Erin O Brien is a well known personal trainer who has over 10 years of experience working in the field of exercise and training. She has worked in fitness clubs both in New York and Hollywood and has gained many professional certificates including pre and post natal training.
What Does This Exercise DVD Feature?
There are two DVDs in this collection which can be purchased separately or as a set. The first DVD is called the PreNatal Fitness Fix. The Second DVD is called the Postnatal Rescue.
The Prenatal Fitness Fix
Erin O Brien created this DVD while she was heavily pregnant. She was in fact seven months pregnant with her second child. Featured in the DVD is her husband James Denton, who is a Hollywood actor, best known for his role in the popular television series Desperate Housewives.
The exercise program consists of a mixture of two distinct sections. The first section is a 40 minute workout which covers areas such as good cardio exercise, muscle toning and strength training elements and it ends with some good tension relieving stretches.
The second part of this DVD is a 20 minute workout that has been designed for you to do with a partner (you will see Erin’s husband in this section of the DVD).
The exercise program has been developed for women to be able to work out safely while pregnant. However, it is always advisable to consult with your doctor before embarking on any type of strenuous physical activity while pregnant to ensure that you and your baby are both healthy.
The Postnatal Rescue
After the birth of a baby, many women want to find a way to get their figure back to the way that it was before their pregnancy. This is where the Postnatal Rescue DVD comes in.
In this portion of the DVD series, Erin provides you with a gentle program that will slowly but surely get you back into exercise mode. The DVD is broken into 3 different exercise levels so that you can work through the different stages and progressions in good time and as your fitness levels improve.
The exercises that you will cover within a 15 minute routine include things that will improve the look and feel of the buttocks, hips, thighs and the abdominal muscles. If you follow the program, you will find that your body will regain its previous pre baby shape in no time at all.
The Complete Pregnancy Fitness With Erin O’Brien DVD series has well over 100 customer reviews at Amazon.com, nearly all favorable and giving it a very high 4.5 stars (out of 5) rating overall. Here are some examples of comments left by actual users of the DVD series:
R. Mora write:
“I highly recommend this video. I have been doing it off and on throughout my second and third trimesters and have not gotten bored with it at all (as compared with the FitMama video by Leisa Hart, which I find to be more suited for the extremely out of shape individual who likes lots of repetition and no variety)…”
and Woolberico writes:
“No complaints! The 40 minute prenatal workout is just the right duration and intensity… Erin O’Brien is has a pleasant, frank, and funny personality. The DVD’s music during the workout is very unobtrusive. You do not need any workout equipment, just a typical living room: floor space, a coffee table, a couch, a wall, and a sturdy chair.”
If you are looking for a good quality exercise DVD that you can do at home during your pregnancy, then Complete Pregnancy Fitness with Erin O’Brien is a great choice and highly recommended.