Today we invited our favorite fitness mama, Jennifer Forrester, to share with us a few tips and tricks on how to squeeze in a quick 20-30 minute circuit workout that you can do in the comfort of your own home! As a part of our wellness month we wanted to give you tools and resources that will help make 2017 your year of balance and being your best self!!
As a new mom, being active is low on your to-do list but really it should be a priority! You're going through a transition and possibly settling into a new body! Plus even if you only 20-30 minutes, that is just enough time to get your heart rate up and usually about the attention span of your little ones! Please enjoy the accompanying video as well!!
Jennifer shares with us...
"I have to be very strategic about getting my workout in during the day or it won’t happen. Most of the time I sneak my workouts in at home while my little man is sleeping. Other days he’s my workout buddy. I've found that as long as I'm engaging him and he’s not hungry or sleepy, he’ll stay pretty content. I do recommend keeping a towel close because I’ve cleaned up good amount spit ups during my workouts with my little one! I just wipe it off and keep it moving!"
Quick at Home Circuit Workout
1. In & Out Squats
+ Bend your legs, jump up, and separate your feet in mid air. Land softly and don’t resist the opportunity to reach down and tickle your little one between reps! This exercise is sure to leave you breathing hard!
+ Start in plank position and make sure your head is just over your baby. Tighten up your abs and keep your torso in a straight line. Bend your elbows and lower yourself down to give your little one a kiss!
3. Quick Feet
+ Raise your heart rate by taking a few quick steps forward and then backward. It’s fun to watch my baby try to figure out what I’m doing!
4. Mountain Climbers
+ Start in the plank position just over your baby. Draw your knee up to your chest without letting your foot touch the ground. Return it and repeat with the other knee. Do this over and over again as fast as you can. Aim to keep your hips low, like you do for a plank.
5. Tuck Jumps
+ Jump as high as you feel comfortable raising your knees up, and then re-extending your legs. Ensure a good land by absorbing the impact. I like to jump as high as I can and from side to side.
Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing with us!