Happy Friday Everyone! What are you doing to stay fit this week? I went to prenatal yoga and have been out for a few walks. Today I am planning on doing my first third trimester workout from Summer Sanders’ Prenatal Workout DVD.
I am finally getting around to write the review of the second trimester workouts from Summer Sanders’ Prenatal Workout DVD, I unfortunately didn’t start using her workout DVD until I was already in my second trimester so I am not going to do a first trimester workout review (since I didn’t do any).
I purchased this DVD along with two other prenatal dvd’s when I was around 10 weeks pregnant. I knew that since we had canceled our gym membership, got rid of our faulty elliptical and my running had become non-existent that I was going to need some workout videos to help me stay active during my pregnancy. Out of the three videos this has been my favorite and the most used, although since the weather has been nicer out I have been using it less and trying to get outside for walks with my husband more but I am still loving the workouts.
Summer Sanders, an Olympic gold medalist, and her personal trainer, Keri Crockett (also her sister-in-law) lead you through the workouts. I love the Summer is actually pregnant in the videos, it gives me more motivation to keep pushing through the workout because if she can do it so can I! The DVD features both a full length and express workout and to be honest I have only done the full length workout once, I usually do the express workout which is about 35 minutes in length. I find that it is the perfect amount of time for me and I usually end up going for a walk with the husband as well so I get two workouts in.
The workouts feature a lot of strength training and toning for the whole body including a nice balance of legs, arms and pregnancy friendly ab workouts. I always finish my workouts feeling energized and so glad I did it. Summer and Keri really are great to watch and listen to as well, they are informative, motivating and entertaining.
I will say that the one downfall of this video is that it is mostly a strength workout, there is very little cardio. Since I don’t do any other strength specific workouts and I find time to get light cardio in on other days it has been fine for me but I know that for others that has been one con regarding the workouts. I loved the second trimester workouts and I am looking forward to trying out the third trimester workouts and seeing how they different from the second trimester.
Have you done this workout DVD? What do you think? What are your favorite workouts (prenatal or not)?