Now that you’re a mum, you might be thinking that it’s going to be difficult continuing on with your old exercise routine, but that doesn’t mean that you should stop working out altogether. Instead, you can involve your littl’un in what you do! We’ve created a list of our top six workout moves that you can do together…
This is a great exercise to do, it will help to create both a tighter relationship between you and your baby and will help to start tightening those core muscles! We recommend that you do 15-20 reps, followed by a rest and then one further set.
Baby Overhead Press
This exercise is great to help form a loving bond between you and your baby – and has the potential to provide lots of laughs! Additionally, it will help to strengthen your upper and middle back, as well as shoulders, biceps and triceps. So as
Performing this exercise is both great for your leg muscles and will give you the fresh air you both need! To start, place your baby in the pram facing you and then put your left foot three feet back, and right foot forward with your knees bent at 90°. At this point, your knees should be in line with your ankles. From here, hold the handle of the pram and communicate with your baby through any means (funny faces, conversations etc..) in order to keep them entertained. Hold the position for 10 seconds, pause and repeat ten times on each side.
The dreaded plank may seem less daunting if you’ve got your little one involved! Simply place your baby on the floor and place your palms on either side of your baby, so that once you are up in the plank position, their head is in line with yours. Hold the position for ten seconds and repeat. Just be careful not to over-do yourself, as you don’t want to collapse and squash your baby!
This exercise is very similar to the plank with regards to placing your child between your hands so that your faces are in line. Just be careful to check that you have plenty of space to lift your leg back, without knocking over bottles and baby food! Lift your leg and hold for 10 seconds, pause and repeat on the other leg, alternating so that each leg is lifted 10-12 times.
This is a great way to liven up the morning walk. Alternate between jogging and walking, being careful to not go too fast – any small bumps may upset your baby! You can also alternate this with the previous pram lunge exercise as well, for a full body workout!