It’s challenging enough to fit a workout in while the kids are in school and with everyone home now for the summer 24/7-ish it’s hasn’t gotten any easier. So I asked my super fit friend, trainer and health guru, Tori, to help put together a workout routine the kids can tag along for either in a stroller, on bikes or at the park!
Excited to share what we came up with and a free printable to make it even easier, below:
click to download, SIMPLE STROLLER WORKOUT PDF
Here is an example of something I might pick for a workout:
- Cardio: 2 minute run
- Exercises: BURPEES//overhead squat (with poppy as weight)//kettlebell swings (with poppy as weight)//crunches
- Reps: Pyramid (12, 9, 6, 3, 1)
- Repeat: 5x or 1 pyramid sequence
BREAKDOWN: so I would run for 2 minutes with the jogger, stop and do 12 burpees, 12 overhead squats using Poppy as my weight, 12 kettlebell swings with Poppy as my weight and 12 crunches (with Poppy most likely crawling over me :). Then run again for 2 minutes, stop and do 9 burps, 9 overhead squats with Poppy, 9 kettle bell swings with Poppy, and 9 crunches. Run again for 2 minutes and then stop and do 6 of each exercise, etc. Make sense?
YouTube is chockfull of exercise videos so search there if you need a how-to visual. Be sure to start easy and build from there. I always try to remind myself that working out is more about progress, endorphins and being a good example for my kids then getting a six-pack in one day.
If working out is not your thing try inviting a friend (or 5) because there is power and encouragement (and silliness) in numbers. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!
XO . Rae
A HUGE thanks to Tori for helping out with this post! If you are local and looking for a gym we LOVE and highly recommend Doxsa Crossfit. They do an amazing job and always have new classes and programs going on. You can even try it out for free and kids are welcome. Maybe I’ll see you there?