If you're a mother-to-be, but need some kind of exercise other than downward-facing dog and mountain pose, Leisa Hart's FitMama
may be the workout for you. Developed by the fitness instructor during her first pregnancy, the DVD involves not just stretching but salsa dancing, stretches, and breathing exercises shaped to ease some of the discomforts of pregnancy, get your body in its best physical form, and prepare itself for labor and delivery. The effortlessly perky Hart works out alongside several women in various stages of pregnancy to show alternative moves and postures. She doesn't constantly bark "You can do it!" but rather urges you to do whatever is comfortable. But even with the lack of pressure, you can still enjoy the hip-swiveling salsa steps while working up a good sweat. Then cool down with the breathing section and stretches. You'll need a mat and pillow. An exercise ball and strap (you can use a towel) are also used but not required. Whether you're just getting over morning sickness or nearing your due date, FitMama
is a useful and fun way to stay in shape without leaving your house.-Ellen A. Kim
Buns of Steel instructor Leisa Hart continues to create dynamic programs that are safe, fun and effective to get you the results you deserve! Her warm, approachable personality and impeccable cueing has motivated millions to embrace exercise. As an ACE and AFAA certified instructor with over 19 years fitness industry experience, Leisa specializes in Prenatal Exercise, Lifestyle & Weight Management, Yoga and Toning.
Prenatal exercise will help you:
- Ease back pain
- Improve digestion
- Avoid calf cramps
- Increase energy levels
- Avoid excessive weight gain
- Ease emotional highs and lows
- Prepare for labor and delivery
- Bond with your baby
- Bounce back more quickly after delivery
Stay fit through each stage of your pregnancy with International Fitness Expert and expectant mom Leisa Hart. This innovative method helped her stay fit and energetic during her first pregnancy. FitMama Prenatal Workout follows the guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. Leisa will help you increase your self-confidence with your changing body and feel great from conception to delivery!