Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back: The Best Exercise DVDs for New Moms

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Joanne Van Zuidam on Jul 28, 2011 at 2:55PM

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No Sweat: 12 Great New Mom Workouts

Fit By Tracey

a Joanne Van Zuidam on Jul 26, 2011 at 1:34PM

Ready to rock your pre-baby bod? We’ve rounded up the best post-natal workouts to help you get in shape—no babysitters, no gym, and in some cases, no sneakers. Just make sure to get your doctor’s permission before you press “play.”

 

If You… Miss Group Workout Classes
Try: Fit By Tracey Fit and Strong Pre and Post Natal Workout
What to Expect: The post-natal segment of this DVD includes a warm up, then four strength-training circuits (choose one or more), followed by a 6-minute cool-down stretch. New mom and fitness expert Tracey Staehle demonstrates the moves, while another trainer assists and instructs and a third stands by offering up info like why you want to target certain muscles as a new mom. The exercises are challenging, but Tracey and friends offer modifications and reminders to go slow.
What You’ll Need: Light dumb bells, resistance band, fitness ball and mat.
Why You’ll Love It: There’s no music in the background, but that plays to its advantage: The banter between the trainers make you feel like you’re working out with these women in a supportive environment.
Watch Out For: The instruction is sound, but the audio isn’t great. The trainer offering insight from the sidelines isn’t wearing a microphone so it’s hard to hear her.
Best For: Beginner and beyond.
To Buy: $20; FitByTracey.com.

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