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You really can stay fit through every stage of your pregnancy. “Congratulations! Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in your life. It’s also a physically challenging event that’s certainly worth training for! With my Pregnancy Workout, I’ll show you how to safely improve your strength and stamina to better prepare your body for the demands of labor and delivery. Learn to strengthen the muscles in your arms, legs, hips and of course, the muscles that run deep in your abdominals. This easy-to-follow program will also help ease low back pain, reduce stress and improve your mood.” (Kathy Smith)
INTRODUCTION: Get valuable knowledge with this in-depth Q and A segment with childbirth experts Raul Artal, M.D., Paula Bernstein, Ph.D. and Gary London, M.D. Credible information and reassuring insight will help set your mind at ease!
PRENATAL WORKOUT: Fitness for two! An energizing warm-up will prepare your body for a comfortable low-impact cardio workout that can be performed throughout your entire pregnancy. Toning segments will safely strengthen your arms, legs and core (abs and back). Wrap it up with a special active-relaxation section to cool down and relax. Pregnancy never felt so good!
POST NATAL EXERCISES: New mom, new body! Kathy’s New Mom Body-Blasters will help you get moving again post-partum. This routine is designed to progress you through the first six weeks after delivery. Pump up your energy, get back in shape and learn easy stretches you can do with your new workout buddy!
DVD has chapters.
Kathy Smith Timeless Collection: Pregnancy Workout
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: Kathy Smith (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 55 min.
Street Date: 06/01/1989
Certified instructor description:
Filmed during and right after Kathy's pregnancy; everyone's having fun in this intelligent blend of interesting routines and specific pregnancy-fitness information. You get a total-body workout with a special section showing five different during and after-pregnancy abs routines. Using video graphics, Kathy demonstrates how to modify the exercises to match each stage of your pregnancy. A panel of doctors explains general pregnancy exercise modifications. Includes a series of warm-ups that can be used to relieve stress at any time. Light weights suggested for some exercises. Follows American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines. ©1989.