Our gorgeous mum-bub fitness demonstrators, Fit Tim’s partner Liza with baby Mia!
Hey mums! I’ve got a bonus use for your adorable, sometimes challenging, but oh-so-cute bubbas. They can help you tone up, lose weight and get stronger!
It’s likely that you’re probably bending down to pick up your baby hundreds of times a day, so here’s a great additional way to make use of your bundle of joy: drop the arm weights and grab your baby instead!
I have put together this program of safe, functional exercises including squats, lunges and kiss-ups that use your baby’s weight to add extra resistance.
I asked my partner Liza and our six-month-old Mia to help demonstrate.
These exercises can be done three times a week with your baby. It works all of the major muscles in the body, and gives you another way to bond and have fun with bub!
Baby Mama Exercise Program
Equipment: Baby plus enthusiasm!
Just make sure when you are doing this program that your pelvic floor and core muscles are fully engaged – just like they should be before you pick up anything!
By practicing these exercises often and with your core switched on, you’ll be training your stomach muscles to turn on during everyday activity. Good core strength can help prevent back pain and you should find with practice it will start to automatically engage when you bend down to pick up your baby, their toys, or anything else that requires bending down!