Last week one of my clients was telling me how hard it is to find time to workout with her newborn. She told me how her son’s sleeping schedule doesn’t give her a lot of down time and he doesn’t nap well. Her space is limited at home so she didn’t have many options.
I created a short workout for her that she could do with the baby at any time of day with no equipment. This workout is meant to be quick and she you can do it for 10, 15, or 20 minutes. The hopes is to start out with a shorter time and then increase the time and add in a few more exercises. I thought it would be a great way to entertain the baby and at the same time my client got in a mini-workout at the convenience of her home.
Just because this is called the Mommy & Me workout doesn’t mean it can’t be done a Daddy & Me workout too.
Mommy & Me workout #1 (body weight + baby weight) Warm-up alternating between jumping jacks & high knees 30 seconds each in place for 3 minutes
perform 10 repetitions of each exercise and complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes
Baby Squats (holding your baby)
Sit-ups (optional: holding your baby)
Chest Press (holding your baby), or full body push-ups (you baby can lay underneath you for this one)
Hopefully once you complete the mini workout your baby is exhausted from all the workout moves and ready for a nap!
Have you ever tried a mommy & me workout before?