Tight buns and tums for busy Mums!

Most gyms these days are kid-friendly, offering child minding facilities that allow busy Mums some time to themselves to squeeze in a workout. If your local gym doesn’t have a creche, membership doesn’t work into your budget  or you prefer to be around your bub while you exercise, this is the perfect workout for you!

Start off with a brisk walk outside with the little one in the stroller and take along a bottle of water and a yoga mat or thick towel. Jogger strollers are a great investment as they have larger wheels, making them easier to push and less likely to give you a sore back, shoulders or wrists. Plan your route so that it includes hills and find a nearby park or safe, open area where you can complete your workout.

Do 2 minutes of walking lunges while pushing the stroller.

Take a large step forward and drop down so that both knees are at 90 degrees. Ensure the front knee does not pass in front of the toes and keep the back straight and tummy tense. When the back knee is almost touching the floor, use your front foot to pull you up and forward until you’re upright and ready to take your next step and lunge.

Rest for 30 seconds, and repeat two more times.

Next, pushing the stroller, jog lightly for 5 minutes. If you’re unable to jog for 5 minutes, jog for 1 minute, walk for 1 minute and repeat for a total of 5 minutes.

Find a sturdy park bench or some stairs, angle the stroller so bub can see you and put the breaks on. Now complete 2 minutes of alternating step ups, followed by a 30 second rest. Keep the back nice and straight, ensure you’re foot is stable on the surface and drive the body up on top of the step. Bring the other knee up towards the chest while tensing your abs. Step back down and repeat on the other leg. After completing 2 minutes of step ups and having 30 seconds rest, complete two more times.

Go for another 5 minute jog with the stroller.

Lay out your yoga mat or towel on a flat area, grass is preferable. Lay flat on your back, making sure the lower back stays in contact with the ground at all times.

Place fingertips lightly behind neck or head and flex and twist waist to raise upper torso to one side while bringing the opposite knee to meet the elbow and extending the other leg out in the air as pictured. Repeat on the other side and complete 30 repetitions. Take a 30 second rest and do two more times.

Cool down while enjoying your walk home!

It is usually recommended to wait 4 to 8 weeks after child birth before engaging in exercise, so consult with a doctor before commencing an exercise program. Repeat this yummy mummy workout every second day for best results.

Felicity Daley

Felicity Daley

As a personal trainer, Felicity's philosophy is to take a balanced approach. Health is multifaceted and fitness means something different to every individual. A combination of muscular strength, physical endurance, agility and coordination, stability, nutrition, rest and mental and emotional wellbeing is essential in a well-rounded lifestyle. Felicity's aim is help you to achieve your goals in these areas by offering the support, motivation and information needed to do so!

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