Join us for the Bowflex Post-Baby Body Blast
Research shows that more babies are born in August than any other month of the year. Summer is also the perfect time to get active and outside with your newborn. Not only is the fresh air beneficial for both you and your baby, but walking is an easy way for new moms to get back into fitness. This 35-minute summer stroller workout will burn calories, boost your mood, and get your blood flowing.
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Need help with some of the exercises?
Read on for descriptions and helpful resources to get you started on some of the basic moves.
With your knees slightly bent, raise your heels as high as possible so you’re standing on your tippy toes. Hold this pose for a few seconds and then lower your feet back down.
Squats mimic the movement of sitting and rising from a chair. making sure to keep your knees behind your toes, to tone your lower body.
Straight-legged Glute Kickbacks
Strengthen your glutes by kicking one leg back with your toe pointed and hold that position for a few seconds. Slowly bring your leg back down and repeat with your other leg.
Straight-legged Side Leg Raises
Keeping your leg straight, raise it as far to the side as possible. Lower your leg slowly back into the starting position and repeat.
Step forward with one leg and lower yourself down, keeping your front knee over your ankle and behind the toes, until the top part of your leg is about parallel with the floor. Take a step forward with your rear foot to finish that leg. Repeat with your other leg.
Safety is number one. This workout is intended for new moms with no complications or risk factors. Always consult with your doctor first before beginning any exercise program. Always make sure your stroller is stable and be aware of your environment. To help prevent your stroller from tipping, these exercises should be performed on a flat surface with the wheels of your stroller locked.