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No time to exercise? We have the solution for you. Everyone can find at least ten minutes in their day, and we’ve developed 5 dynamic workouts that are just 10 minutes each. The workouts were designed to help you stay fit and healthy throughout your pregnancy. These compact workouts fit into even the busiest of schedules. Split them into 5 separate workouts or do them all together for one amazing, prenatal Pilates workout! “Great for all three trimesters” Fit Pregnancy Magazine
PILATES FOR BUNS & THIGHS: Get ready to strengthen your lower body and get toned, firm thighs and buns. even as your belly continues to get bigger.
STANDING PILATES: For this segment, instructor Lizbeth Garcia reworked traditional mat work into sanding exercises that help improve strength, balance and coordination things needed throughout pregnancy, especially needed in the third trimester.
CORE PILATES: This workout focuses on strengthening your core muscles to help you bounce back from delivery and may even help to reduce lower back pain during pregnancy.
PILATES FOR FLEXIBILITY: Allow your body and mind to relax while you focus on releasing tight muscles through fluid exercises that will increase your flexibility and overall sense of well-being.
TOTAL BODY PILATES: Designed to develop overall muscle strength and flexibility, this segment will help you firm and tone your body. It may also make delivery easier by teaching you how to breathe deeply and evenly while tightening the muscles of your pelvic floor.
POST-NATAL BONUS WORKOUT: Flat Belly Fast As a special bonus to use after your pregnancy, this core-focused segment created by instructor Suzanne Bowen zeros in on the deepest abdominal muscles with a singular goal: to flatten your belly fast. A set of 2-3 pound dumbbells and 1-2 pillows are recommended for this workout.
Lizbeth Garcia has been teaching fitness for over 15 years. She is a Pilates Method Alliance certified Pilates instructor from La Jolla, California.
DVD Bonus! Create your own custom workout by programming any of the five segments in the order you select.
DVD has programmable chapters.
10 Minute Solution: Prenatal Pilates
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Toning Emphasis: Total Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Lizbeth Garcia (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 50 min.
Street Date: 08/01/2007
Certified instructor description:
Five 10-minute segments, they all feature a well-designed series of pregnancy-specific exercises (e.g. the on-your-back moves use several pillows so you never have to lie flat). Lizbeth Garcia's one-on-one cuing is truly inspirational — she's 36 weeks pregnant but never compromises her form or her technique. The workout includes both standing and matwork sections plus a mix of classic Pilates and Pilates-inspired variations (always shown with optional modifications). Each section focuses on a specific benefit or exercise type (e.g. abdominal strength or flexibility). DVD has a bonus 10-minute post-pregnancy workout. Requires two sets of dumbbells. ©2007.