Summer has come to a close, but staying fit in these last weeks of warmth can still be an option…especially if you are at the park with your little ones! Pregnant? Even better! Get creative!
Fitness Tip: If you have children that are not in school that will go to the park with you, use the opportunity in between sets to get in a little cardio and chase them around. They will love it you will burn some extra calories!
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This morning, I took my children out for our routine morning walk to the park. During our extended stay on the cape, I will make this a morning ritual as my kids wake well before the rest of the world regardless of the day and need to be run like puppies. So far, this has been working well for all of us as it’s given me an opportunity to workout while they play without worry of them running off. This morning, I needed to get in a quick upper body workout before seeing clients for the day so I decided to trade off the following three exercises with pushing my daughter in the swing and running after my son. No need for any special equipment. Just use what the playground has to provide and get creative!
Here is what I call my Playground Mommy Workout:
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At 7 months pregnant, I am still able to do a total body workout from start to finish. As a prenatal exercise specialist, I of course take the necessary precautions and have been cleared for regular exercise by my obstetrician. This morning, I completed the following TOTAL BODY STRENGTH TRAINING workout and followed it up with 20 minutes of cardio pushing my daughter in her stroller to brunch with my family. So long as you have history of regular exercise (and are cleared with a physician), there is no reason as to why you cannot continue to workout as you always have.
Your body will thank you for it, as will your baby!!
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This workout is designed with the function the the Lumbo Pelvic Hip Complex in mind – or in other words, the BUTT area. The idea is to work this hip complex in multi planes. This is not only good for the function of the LPHC, but is the best way to work the glutes!
Here is an summary of the workout:
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