New Prenatal Fitness and Wellness DVD Released

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"15 to Fit, Prenatal Fitness for the Total Body," an innovative pre- and postnatal exercise program, offers women effective exercises to benefit the mind and body during and after pregnancy. 15 to Fit utilizes a variety of fitness techniques including Pilates, Yoga and resistance training to help build and maintain the muscles essential to a healthy pregnancy and an easier labor and delivery. The DVD also features unique wellness segments in the bonus materials to help educate expectant mothers about specific pregnancy issues from breastfeeding to Diastasis Recti.

After noticing a lack of effective and educational fitness programs for expectant mothers during her own pregnancy, Patrea Aeschliman, president and founder of has released this fitness DVD. Through extensive collaboration with a team of physicians, nutritionists, physical therapists, personal trainers and expectant mothers, Mrs. Aeschliman carefully structured a series of 15 minute programs designed specifically to benefit pregnant women.

The DVD, "15 to Fit: Prenatal Fitness Designed for the Total Body," draws on a variety of disciplines from Pilates to Yoga, and offers six 15 minute programs which focus on total well-being and emphasize proper form and breathing throughout. The DVD outlines programs that can be used by real women with busy schedules, and this is the only prenatal workout that offers a segment which allows a partner to be included in the program. Including the whole family in activities like stretching will reinforce healthy habits for a lifetime, and expectant fathers who join their partner for stretches will notice fewer back problems and a lower stress level before, during and after delivery.

The short programs are adaptable to any fitness level and are flexible enough to allow women to combine them to design their own workouts to fit their individual needs. Additional features include bonus segments featuring Kate Copeland, M.D., discussing the importance of Kegel exercises, and Diane Banker, a Registered Dietician, considering the benefits of breastfeeding.

Patrea Aeschliman is a personal trainer and mother living in Indianapolis, Indiana, and holds a B.S. in Exercise Science and Fitness along with a host of professional certifications. She has been a fitness model for companies including Fila, Nike, Champion Sports Apparel, The Finish Line and Galyans Sports, as well as a two-time Ms. Fitness USA finalist and ESPN 2 Series Fitness America Fitness Champion.

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