Staying Fit Without a Fit

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As the working mom of a demanding two-year-old daughter, hitting the gym can be quite the challenge! When I get home from work, I’m ready to relax and enjoy a few hours with my daughter before the 7:30 bedtime ritual kicks in.

I find myself wondering: How could I work out without starting my day at 6am and also avoid taking away from the little free-time I have with my child? Simple: work out with my baby!

Thanks to many blogs and other mommas out there, the internet is full of inspiration to find workouts that best suit each of us and our children. Working out with our kids can be a great way to engage with them while teaching them the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Here are some great resources to stay fit and keep your child from throwing a fit, simultaneously!

  • Stroller Strides – Hosted by Fit4Mom, Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. What better way to enjoy your child, the outdoors and some other moms, all while getting in your workout! Visit fit4mom.com for more information.

 

  • Mom and Baby Home Workouts—Check out parenting.com or YouTube for the latest and greatest “Mommy/Baby Workouts.” There are so many wonderful options for getting your baby involved while getting your heart rate up! Click here to get started!

 

  • Baby Boot Camp – Baby Boot Camp is an innovative stroller fitness program that helps moms regain or enhance pre-pregnancy fitness levels and meet the physical challenges of parenting by emphasizing strength training in a supportive environment. Visit babybootcamp.com for more information.

 

  • Mommy and Me Time – From push-ups, sit-ups, and planks that involve leaning in to kiss and sing to your child, to squats and lunges; from cardio to core while holding and lifting your little one; Mommy And Me Time Fitness Classes incorporate numerous fun, body-conditioning exercises that will captivate your child’s attention while you get a great workout. And you will definitely get a workout! Visit mommyandmetime.com for more information.

 

And don’t forget your Reliv nutrition to help you keep up with your workouts — and your kids!

What workout solutions or programs do you have to share? Let us know how you do it all in the comments section below.

 

Sources:

http://westcounty.fit4mom.com/programs/stroller-strides

http://www.parenting.com/gallery/exercises-to-do-with-your-baby

http://babybootcamp.com/about_stroller_fitness-.aspx

http://mommyandmetime.com/

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