I got the idea for Prenatal Fitness Fix while working with a client when I was 7months pregnant. She asked me how my exercise habits had changed once I had become pregnant and my reply was, "Not at all." In all my studies on prenatal fitness, I kept running across the phrase, "listen to your body…" Well, my body told me it felt good when exercising (it actually helped with my 1st trimester morning sickness) and I wanted to do more. I had recently read the wonderful book, "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy" by Dr. James Clapp, and I wholeheartedly agreed with his premise that women not only can, but SHOULD exercise throughout their pregnancies.
So we quickly formed a production team (I was running against the clock so to speak - I already was 7 months pregnant…) and we decided to shoot the type of workout I did myself. I asked a trainer friend of mine to pose as my husband (who would ever really know, I thought…) for the workout with a partner sequence, but once I told my husband, he insisted that he play the role… he did, after all, help me create the partner sequence… so I put on a pair of his boxers and we shot the partner segment in about 3 hours ( a modern day miracle in filming schedules). We used the next day and a half to shoot in my producer's living room ( I insisted it be shot in a location that most women exercise…the living room!) we wrapped on Prenatal Fitness Fix.
Once we finished, I started to edit, but was interrupted by a beautiful baby boy - We shelved the project for about 1 1/2 years while I learned A LOT about being a Mom (mostly, how little gets accomplished during the day) until I finally went back in to the editing room to finish the project.
Once we had finished, Acacia Media showed interest and we agreed to work with them on our next project - something I knew a lot about… Postpartum exercise.