Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Review: Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Workout DVD with Julie Schoen






Yoga was an essential part of my maternity workout routine. I attribute the fact that I've lost my baby weight already at 12 weeks postpartum to yoga and swimming throughout my pregnancy (I still need to tone everything up!). Besides helping with weight gain, yoga helped to loosed up my sore muscles and joints and unwind at the end of the day. I am a very firm believer in prenatal yoga practice.

Julie Schoen's DVD was very relaxing and perfect for mommies to be. I really liked that it was divided into trimesters since I was definitely NOT able to do the same poses in my third trimester as my first! I found it to be very refreshing and a good mix of easy and difficult poses. I liked that there was a challenge so it felt like a workout and not just light stretching.

You can pick up a copy of Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga on Amazon

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Postpartum Fitness Series- PhantomFit Resistance Band Review

 
 
***The Postpartum Fitness Series was inspired by my journey to get back in shape post baby.

The PhantomFit Resistance Bands have been a welcome addition to my postpartum fitness routine. They come in light, medium, heavy, and extra heavy. I've been mainly using them to tone my arms and to stretch my legs. They are particularly useful for hamstring stretches. I think adding resistance bands is a great way to add strength training without having to store bulky, expensive weights.

Pros:
  • Different levels of resistnace allow for users of all fitness levels and they "grow" with you as you get in shape.
  • Cheaper than free weights
  • Take up very little space
  • Effective for toning and stretching
  • Strong and durable
  • Portable- great for travel
  • Lifetime guarantee if they break
 Cons:
  • Strong elastic smell
  • Bag is pretty much worthless- I couldn't get them back inside of it.
Overall, I would recommend adding a set to your fitness supplies.  They take up so little room and really are a great way to tone up after having a baby.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.