Yay! Please make options for beginners and those who have been active pre-pregnancy. It seems that everything on the market right now really quite beginner-focused.
I'm pregnant and have been looking for good at home workouts that are actually challenging. Every pregnancy workout I've tried is ridiculous. 45 minutes of step-touching etc. Basically a big old waste of time for anyone who has any sort of prior fitness level. One pregnancy yoga DVD that I have includes a long segment just for doing Kegals. I'm all for pelvic floor health, but I have a hard time keeping a straight face while watching three women in unitards quietly wince their faces while holding 10 second kegals. I basically haven't found a pregnancy work out that is worth the time. I have a crazy-active and danger-seeking toddler (aren't they all??) so dedicated workout time is very limited for me- I need to maximize every second! I just tried the Tabata 1 workout today and was quite pleased. At 18 weeks, I don't have much of a belly yet, so I was able to do basically all the moves (there are just 4) without problems and I really liked the warm up and cool down segmants that got my body moving where it needed to. There weren't any moves where you are on your stomach or on your back for too long, and everything has a modifier if impact is an issue. Definitely get the all-clear from your doctor or midwife, and always listen to your body, but as long as you don't have any issues, be as active as you'd like! If you feel pain, uncomfortable pressure, loss of circulation, lightheaded, or dizziness STOP or modify what you're doing. Drink more water than you normally would. Be sure to keep eating healthy foods throughout the day, and carry on! What better time to stay healthy?