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Tone Your Backside with the Glute Bridge

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After finding yourself sitting the first few weeks of motherhood holding your baby, feeding your baby, and trying to grab a few minutes of sleep when you can, you may start to feel like your bottom is becoming a little flatter than it once was. But, by taking just a few minutes out of your day, two to three times per week, you can firm up your glutes and get your perk backside back before you know it 🙂

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Fitness Friday: Walking Lunges

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The weather is finally getting warmer, so get out and enjoy it! While your little one gets some much-needed fresh air, you can squeeze in a workout with these easy stroller lunges. Here’s how to do them:

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To perform, while standing still, hold onto the stroller handle with both hands while keeping your chest raised and back straight. Step back with your left leg. Slowly bend your front knee, lowering your body closer to the ground. As your front knee bends, your back knee should also bend. Lower your front knee to create a 90 degree angle, making sure that your knee does not pass over your toe line. Slowly rise back up to a stand. Switch legs, and repeat.

 

Workout Wednesday: Calf Raises with Your Baby

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If you are looking to slim and tone your legs, start from the bottom up with calf raises. This easy exercise not only helps to tone your lower legs, but it will also help to increase your strength and stamina when performing aerobic exercise (such as walking or jogging).

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To get started, wear your baby using your favorite baby carrier with baby facing out (older baby) or facing in towards you (younger baby). Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Slowly rise up onto the balls of your feet, lifting your heels off of the ground. Then slowly lower heels back down. Repeat for 15 repetitions and perform 3 sets.

Note: To further challenge yourself, you can perform this exercise on the edge of a stair, dropping your heels off the edge. Only do this is you have a banister to hold onto for balance.

Workout Wednesday: Combo Moves with Your Baby

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One of the fastest ways to tone up and shed inches is with combination exercises. This exercise incorporates the shoulder press along with the squat for a full body exercise that will boost your heart rate while building muscle for the ultimate fat burning workout!

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