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Perfect For All Trimesters and All Fitness Levels! Congratulations! You are beginning the most exciting and challenging chapter of your life: having a baby! But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay in shape. With “Fit and Firm Pregnancy,” fitness icon (and the mother of two) Denise Austin delivers an energy-boosting program that focuses on everyday strength, “perfect pregnancy posture” and reshaping your after-baby body! This DVD includes:
BREATHING AND CORE AWARENESS: Stimulate your core muscles and elevate your spirit during this 5-minute preparatory segment.
CARDIO WORKOUT: Give your energy a boost with this low-impact, fun, 20-minute, heart-healthy workout adapted for all three trimesters!
FIRST AND SECOND TRIMESTER: Rejuvenate and sculpt your body from head to toe with 20 minutes of prenatal-fitness fun!
THIRD TRIMESTER TONING: Soothe sore muscles and maintain core strength with this 20-minute, refreshing workout that helps prepare you for delivery!
PLUS: POST WORKOUT BOUNCE BACK: Bounce back fast with this 10-minute, invigorating routine that reeducates the abs for a waist-slimming workout!
These workouts conform to the guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
DVD has chapters.
Denise Austin's Fit & Firm Pregnancy
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.
Aerobics Impact: Lower
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Aerobics Choreography: Basic
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
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: Denise Austin (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 74 min.
Street Date: 09/01/2006
Certified instructor description:
Varied and effective exercises designed for each stage of your pregnancy. Denise teaches and motivates while the all-pregnant class follows along. The cardio workout is for the entire pregnancy — simple marches, step-touches and taps (cued to match your shifting center of gravity). The first toning segment is used during trimesters one and two. It focuses on overall strength while maintaining a healthy, changing body. The second toning segment is third-trimester-specific. It features moves that reduce current discomfort and ease childbirth. The DVD also includes a post-natal workout designed to re-tone your abs. Requires 3 to 5 lb. dumbbells. Follows American College of Gynecologists guidelines. ©2006.