Friday, September 23, 2011

Product Review and Giveaway: BeFit-Mom's Bounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning DVD with Helene Byrne

Closed.  And, the winner is:  twifanheather
 

BeFit-Mom provides free, in depth, expert information and advice about prenatal and postpartum fitness and exercise to help women have healthier pregnancies and babies. 

BeFit-Mom's mission is to educate, motivate, and inspire women to lead their entire families to better health and wellness. 

I was sent a copy of the Bounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning DVD to try out.  Because I am currently pregnant with our second daughter, due in about 7 weeks, I enlisted a few girlfriends who recently gave birth to try out this DVD in their homes for a couple of weeks and let me know their thoughts, and if they saw any improvements.  Some of these moms are first time moms, while 2 already had children, and described losing the baby weight after each child as hard.  So, I couldn't wait to hear the reactions from each of the women I had try out the DVD.


The other night, I spoke with each of them over the phone and couldn't believe how each raved about this DVD.  Some said they had tried other post-natal exercise DVD's or had hit up the gym, if they were able to find a sitter, but how they felt after completing this DVD against the other forms of exercise didn't compare.  They all liked how this DVD was created for all fitness levels and that each exercise segment was only 30-35 minutes, giving them enough time to tackle a segment and then shower prior to the baby waking up, etc.  Everyone agreed in that their favorite part about this DVD was the bonus features, which included exercises (all under 10 minutes) that helped strengthen their pelvic and abdominal muscles.  This was key for all the women, as these areas are worked the post during the pregnancy, and you really need to find the right exercises that will target these areas, in order to strengthen them right after birth.  Yes, you can do kegal exercises, but you always need that little extra to get your body back into shape after baby.  

The exercises were easy to do and the instruction was straight forward, one of my girlfriends said.  She had tried other exercise videos in the past before conceiving and got frustrated as the instructor seemed to go too fast for her to grasp the exercise correctly, or she lost interest as the exercises seemed to be repetitive.  

Based on all the above comments and the positive feedback I received about this DVD from my friends, I can't wait to try out this DVD for myself once our daughter is born in November.  I still had some baby weight I was trying to shred with Savannah when we conceived again.  So, I am expecting to work extra hard to shed this excess weight and the new weight I gained with this pregnancy.  I'll keep you all posted on my own personal thoughts of this DVD once I try it out for myself.  

But, in the meantime, if you recently gave birth or will be shortly, why not check out this DVD, and the other products available at BeFit-Mom today.  As an aside, remember that it's important to eat well after baby in order to get back into shape. If you're struggling with losing your baby weight, check out Sensa to learn how it can help you!





---GIVEAWAY---


One lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win a copy of BeFit-Mom's Bounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning DVD with Helene Byrne, thanks to Helene.  To enter, simply complete the MANDATORY ENTRY, and then as MANY EXTRA ENTRIES as you like.  Make sure to include your email in the first comment, so that I can contact you if you win.  Good luck, and happy exercising!


MANDATORY ENTRY:


Why do you want to win this giveaway?  Would you use the DVD for yourself or for a family member or friend?

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Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends on October 7, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. I will then use Random.org to choose a winner. Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond to my email to claim prize. If I don't hear back from selected winner, I will draw another winner.





About Be-Fit Mom:
BeFit-Mom, founded by perinatal exercise specialist and author Helene Byrne, is dedicated to helping women stay fit and healthy during and after their pregnancies, and to inspiring and motivating women to lead their entire families to better health and wellness.

About Helene Byrne

Helene has over twenty years of experience in the fitness industry. A former professional dancer, she holds a BFA from the Boston Conservatory and is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified Personal Trainer. Her fitness experience runs the gamut from group fitness and private training, to Pilates, yoga, injury rehabilitation, and special populations. 

The birth of her son inspired her to specialize in prenatal and postpartum fitness and exercise. Drawing on her knowledge of Pilates, dance, and classic fitness techniques, she created a unique system of exercise that quickly, safely, and effectively restores the body after pregnancy and childbirth. Both her book, "Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best" (Celestial Arts, 2001) and DVD, "Bounce Back Fast!: Post Natal Core Conditioning" (BeFit-Mom, 2005) have received wide acclaim in the fitness and birthing communities, and with women everywhere. 

Through her workshops, she has had the pleasure of helping hundreds of women recondition their bodies after childbirth and live active, fit, healthy lifestyles. 

Helene speaks regularly at fitness conventions, and has appeared on many radio and TV programs championing the numerous and outstanding benefits of prenatal and postpartum fitness and exercise. 

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

44 comments :

  1. I would keep this for myself for baby #2. I know it won't be as easy to get back in shape after my second because I'll have my son and another child to keep up with!

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  38. My sister and I would both use it. My twins are 4 months old and while I have lost the 20 lbs I gained while pregnant, my stomach is very saggy and none of my clothes fit. My sister is due in December with a little girl and is hoping to get back to her 110lbs prepregnancy weight quickly.

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