Get rid of those post-pregnancy pounds with a stroller-based workout that seamlessly fits into your totally packed schedule. We’re talking interactive push-ups, fun lunges, and adorable squats that will help take off the baby weight while toning muscles. And, at JCPenney, you can find the best women’s activewear to help you stay comfortable while doing these exercises.
Start with a walk to warm up your muscles. Then gently roll your shoulders and head and circle your ankles to loosen up for 30 seconds.
Park the stroller and roll out your yoga mat. Then get down on all fours (place your hands slightly wider than your shoulders). Straighten your arms and legs and lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor. If you face difficulties, you can bend your knees and keep your feet up in the air. Pace yourself as per your comfort and repeat. Between breaks, get hi-fi from your kid. It’s the best way to burn calories while getting some encouragement from your little one.
Cutie Pie Calf Raises
Walk for 30 seconds as fast as you can, then recover by slowing down your pace for the next 30 seconds. Then, raise your heels slowly, while keeping your knees extended, not locked. Pause for a second when standing on the tips of your toes and lower the heels back to the ground. Repeat between 10 to 30 times.
Lunges are a compound exercise, meaning they work a lot of muscles in just one move. This exercise will be part of your walk – take really long strides and lower your upper body down as you push the stroller in the front. Ensure the lowered knee is almost parallel to the ground and not farther forward than your toes. You must lower your body slowly and squeeze your glutes when coming back up.
Silly Face Squats
Put the brake on and face your baby. Stand with your feet and knees facing forward and legs about hip-width apart. Sit as you would on a chair with your bottom way back. Your weight should be in your heels, your spine long and strong, with your upper body slightly tilted forward. Start with three sets of approximately 10 to 15 repetitions and gradually increase the reps.
Hokey Pokey Stretch
Always take time to stretch. You can use the stroller handlebar for support to do full arm stretches. They will help you stay flexible and toned.
Ditch those stubborn mommy bulges while spending time outside with your baby with these easy exercises. We would love to know more tips and tricks you follow to be an active mommy. Let us know by tagging #AllAtJCP, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see if you get featured.