Celebrity Choreographer and dance expert Menina Fortunato released her Prenatal Dance DVD on November 23, 2012. It's the first prenatal dance workout DVD of its kind for pregnant women. The DVD includes a full body dance workout with a warm up with toning exercises and stretches, with a focus on the arms, legs, core, hips, and butt. Dance combinations are included, along with a relaxing cool-down.
Menina and other women in various stages of pregnancy are shown in each phase of the DVD, and she gives a warning to check with your doctor before exercising. The music that accompanies the warm-up, the dance combinations, and the cool-down was quite calming and perfect for each area of the DVD.
Menina was looking for ways to continue exercising when she was pregnant, and she tried many prenatal exercise and yoga videos during that time. They didn't challenge her, and she wanted to dance. She used her expertise to create this dance workout DVD for herself and other pregnant women!
Her background: She began her professional career at age 12 in Vancouver, where she grew up. She's been based out of Los Angeles, CA since 2001. She has worked as an international freelance dancer, teacher, and choreographer,. She has worked in several countries around the world in front of stadium crowds, She's shared the screen and stage as a dancer with Britney Spears, Victoria Justice, Earth, Wind and Fire, Beyonce, Carmen Electra, ZZ Top, Luis Miguel, Jennifer Garner, and Carrie Underwood, to name a few! She's preformed on America's Got Talent, Star Trek: Enterprise, Spike TVs Guy's Choice Awards, MAD TV, and Alias. Menina currently lives in Los Angeles and juggles a hectic schedule as an ambitious career mother and wife!
My take on the DVD... This 50 year old non-pregnant woman attempt to follow the exercises along, but I had to stop when Menina got to the point of standing on your toes--- I'm having some toe issues on my left foot right now. I did appreciate the stretches, which I'm going to admit, could be used in any stage of your life! I truly wish that this prenatal dance DVD had been around when I was pregnant with my son 14 years ago! I enjoyed the warm up, the dance combinations, and the cool-down. I would highly recommend her DVD for those who are pregnant!!
For more information about PRENATAL DANCE, please visit Prenatal Dance with Menina .
The DVD is available for purchase on Amazon.com and other select online retailers.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of the dvd free in order to facilitate my review, and the opinions expressed are my own!