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Vuly's guide to working out at home with a baby.

The transition into motherhood isn’t always a smooth one, with many new mums often struggling to balance their full to-do lists with looking after themselves. This doesn’t have to be the case for fitness!

With a Vuly trampoline, there're many ways that mums can stay active with a little one. Once you start to think outside of the box, the options are endless.

Working out with a baby – Exercise in little chunks

Start by letting go of the idea that you have to do a complete workout all at once! The most achievable way to work some exercise into your daily routine is by completing it in small chunks throughout the day. 

A 10-minute round of burpees and squat jumps in front of the TV in the morning, followed by a 15-minute session of cleaning, is better than nothing at all! Combine that with planking and push-ups in the afternoon, and you'll find that you've done plenty of exercise. Don't think that these mini-workouts aren’t valuable just because you’re stretching them out over the day.

Working out with a baby – Invest in a jogging stroller

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Not only is jogging behind a stroller a fantastic cardio workout, but your little one is getting even more benefit from the fresh air and the stimulation of new scenery.

Having a source of exercise that involves both you and your child is a great way to stay consistent with your fitness. Many new mums struggle to commit to gym classes or bootcamps, which happen away from their children.

Working out with a baby – Strap on the baby!

If you have a strap-on carrier for your child, you’ll definitely want to use it during your next at-home workout. Carrying the weight of your baby on the front of your chest acts just like any other form of weight training.

Combine this with exercises like lunges and squats; it's the perfect recipe for serious calorie burning and muscle strengthening. Plus, your baby will love the up and down movements and being close to your body.

Working out with a baby – Get them involved

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If your baby has just woken up after a nap (during which time you were going to squeeze in a workout) and they seem energised and searching for stimulation, there are plenty of ways that you can incorporate them into your fitness routine – all while keeping them occupied.

You could go freestyle and smash out 30 minutes of high-intensity dance moves to some energetic beats, and encourage some baby grooving from their end. Complete some ‘forehead kiss ups’ with your baby lying on the ground just below you, or try some ‘peek-a-boo crunches’ with them on your belly. 

Tip: Looking for ideas on how to work out around the house? Check out our ‘5 lounge room exercises using household items’ article for some helpful hints

 

Do you find time each day to exercise with your baby alongside? We’d love to hear your tips for maintaining an active lifestyle as a new mum. 

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16 October, 2016

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