Behind the Scenes: Slim and Toned Prenatal Workout – Walsport Fitness

Behind the Scenes: Slim and Toned Prenatal Workout

  •  October 15, 2012

I am so excited to announce the release of my latest DVD, Slim and Toned Prenatal Barre Workout.  It was a great workout to film with my friend, Lexington’s Elle Fitness Studio owner and BarreAmped instructor, Leigh-ann Mims.  Leigh-ann was 35 weeks pregnant and a total trooper during this filming because this workout is tough even for me!
Behind the Scenes: Slim and Toned Prenatal Workout
Leigh-ann Mims and me on set
In the world of prenatal workouts, I feel that most are too easy for the mom-to-be who was fit before conceiving.  As always, I offer plenty of modifications in the DVD so it can be appropriate for most beginners, but it is certainly kicked up a notch for those who are ready to shake and burn even while pregnant!  The workout has an upper body and core segment, a legs segment, a cardio and lower body segment and a stretching segment.  As a bonus, my friend, Dr. Josh Axe, came by for me to interview him about the healthiest foods to eat while you are pregnant.  And as an even bigger bonus I offer you a streaming postnatal workout to help you strengthen your deepest core muscles and Dr. Axe offers a simple postnatal meal guide to help you get your body back post-delivery!
Behind the Scenes: Slim and Toned Prenatal Workout
Leigh-ann Mims, me, Dr. Josh Axe and wife, Chelsea on the set at Marathon Motors.
Before we filmed the actual workout, my friend and Brooklyn, NY, based photographer, Susan Pittard was here and we did a quick bio cover shoot in my house.  I was not only thrilled to get to shoot with her for the first time in years but she also took some amazing photographs of my children.  (#pinchingmyself because she is so talented!).
Behind the Scenes: Slim and Toned Prenatal Workout
White seamless background, Canon 5D, lights, camera and new bio shot with Susan Pittard in my house.
Behind the Scenes: Slim and Toned Prenatal Workout
One of the priceless images Susan captured of my baby girl, Salome, and me.
Behind the Scenes: Slim and Toned Prenatal Workout
Rosanna Nykanen, Mac Makeup Trainer, applying makeup to Leigh-ann pre-shoot!
The DVD workout was filmed at the Marathon Motors Building in downtown Nashville.  If you have ever watched the show, American Pickers, you might already be familiar with this landmark.  The studio was gorgeous and old and there were parts of the floor that were so worn out that I thought Leigh-ann and I might fall through.  There are ruins in the background and the odd train that would ride by causing us to cut and have to begin again.  The studio was small and was packed with film crew in the background.
This was Leigh-ann’s debut DVD workout and she was amazing.  It was a long day of filming and she and I ordered Indian takeout when we finally got back to my house that night.  Two weeks later, she delivered her sweet baby, Savannah, who has become one of my favorite little people in the world!  Leigh-ann Mims was amazing in this DVD and I am so thankful for her!  I do hope you enjoy the workout and if you have it and have loved it, please leave me a review on Amazon.com!  xx
Behind the Scenes: Slim and Toned Prenatal Workout
Our production team. Head of lighting and set design, Nick Manginelli, and head of cameras and editing, Ed Lamberg. Thanks guys!

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