I find this woman to be annoying and the music is annoying, but the workout is great. Its pretty strenuous, So i would also buy a yoga dvd to do when you are tired and dont feel like jumping a lot. However, I am glad I got this DvD and I use it once a week :) If you are nervous about working out, I would not get this DVD. Its a lot of jumping and moving, so be prepared to work out! (nothing extreme, but more than you may want to do in third trimester)
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Great workout video. Definitely got my heart rate up but wasn't too hard. No extra equipment needed just a towel and chair. The host is funny and down to earth but not cheesy at all. I am going to enjoy doing this video several times a week.
I enjoy this workout atleast a few times a week. The exercises done by Erin workout the arms, back, and legs. It has a good warm-up and relaxation.
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- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Wonderful cardio workout for Pregnant women
My first impression of this video was "wow, bad choice!" because the quality of the filming, lighting, and the setting appear to be very low-budget and a little on the cheesy side. Although, after I got past the surface stuff, I realized that this DVD really is a GREAT workout for pregnant women! The exercises are wonderful, the instructor is upbeat, and you finish feeling like your muscles got a good workout (especially leg) but are not exhausted. The workout is much better than many of the ones in the high-quality DVD's filmed on real set's where the instructors are very artificial. I do this workout at least 3 times a week and i'm in my 3rd trimester.
Erin starts off the DVD with a bit of sarcasm and humor, which I love. She also tells you what you need ahead of time (such as water and correct posture) so it makes it a lot easier to follow. I don't think anyone needs to have had any aerobics training to be able to follow this particular DVD. Some of the excersises are fairly strenuous, but you can use your own judegment and tone them down a bit (she even tells you to do this). Moreover, you don't need any special equipment to do the entire thing from start to finish. I do admire any man/husband that is willing to do the 'couples' section of the DVD (the last 20 minutes). You can tell that Erin's husband was not too thrilled at having to co-star with her on her prenatal fitness DVD (his lack of enthusiasm made me laugh). Overall, I think this is a good prenatal fitness DVD.
I had fun with this video. For an out-of-shape person, the trainer went a little fast. But as I went at my own pace it became enjoyable. The tips she gives you as you work along is very helpful in preventing workout strain and injury. My little 5-year-old brother even had fun working out with me, even though he did more jumping than conditioning!
I am used to a little more workout than this video provides, but for being pregnant this video is great. It hits all areas that are important in pregnancy, provides cardio and some toning and does not overdo any of them. No need to purchase anything for this workout, as you use items already in your home.
I absolutely loved this workout DVD. It wasn¿t corny like so many other prenatal work outs are. Erin had a great high energy, keep ya movin way about how she conducted the workout. I felt great after it was over and felt like I had accomplish something, I actually looked forward to doing it again! Highly recommended.
Of the prenatal workouts I've tried, this is definitely one of the better ones. I'm sure I will use it a lot during this pregnancy. Prior to my pregnancy, I worked out 6 days a week doing various activites. I have done The Firm videos mostly for the past 1-1/2 years -but I would by no means consider myself an expert user of these videos. I also dabbled in beginner kickboxing & pilates and actively walked and practiced yoga. I found Prenatal Fitness Fix to be a great workout for me for now. It is tougher than it looks. She does a great warmup first and then moves into "dynamic" moves - push ups, squats, leg lifts, etc. I thought I would find this a little slow given I'm used to the Firm videos, but Mrs. O'Brien moves through them quickly so it keeps your heart rate up. It's great. She explains what is coming next throughout the video and this also offers you plenty of opportunity to pause the video if needed (to take a break - breather or bathroom). The entire workout is also planned for doing in your living room which is nice - she utilizes the couch, coffee table, etc). My only complaints about the video are the music (it's modified tempo nursery songs, but I got used to it), and that she is alone for the workout. But that is a personal preference of mine - I prefer an instructor interacting with other exercisers.
I really, really enjoyed this video. Erin is funny and cute and very down to earth. I love how the workout "winds" her like it would a normal person. 40 minutes of her working out in her living room using furniture followed by 20 minutes of doing a partner workout with her husband (circuit training). She reminds you throughout to drink water and breathe and the music is cute (a remix of nursery rhymes). I just really enjoy doing it and look forward to it rather than dreading it. I hope it'll help me stay in shape the whole nine months!