Working Out With Children - Part 2.

Now that Avery is old enough to play in the gym's nursery while I work out, things have gotten much easier; however, there are those days that I am not able to make it to the gym...
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Returning To The Gym With A Child

Now that Avery is old enough to play in the gym's nursery while I work out, things have gotten much easier; however, there are those days that I am not able to make it to the gym for one of the million reasons parents can't always keep to a strict schedule with a child.

Or for those mothers who are away from their children all day and want to get a workout in when they get home from work, but don't want to take more time out from their children.

Keep The Entire Family In Good Physical Condition:

  1. Baby Jogger
    Just as effective as it was when Avery was younger, a build up from walking to jogging over the course of a few months is a great excercise.

  2. Dancing
    Avery loves to dance! She turns on her CD player every morning, grabs her bunny and a stuffed animal of choice for me and we dance to all different types of songs.

The Power Of Music!
No doubt about it, music is a powerful tool and one that should be taken advantage of. At the same time, music should be used judiciously for optimal performance.
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  1. Aerobics Tapes Or Fit TV
    Avery will try to do anything that Mommy is doing, so if I'm following a workout on TV, she'll try to follow along. I may need to stop and help her every once in a while, but it is so much fun to watch her that I really don't mind.

  2. Going To The Park
    There are many things that you can do at the park with your children. I go down the slides and climb on the equipment with her. I also have chin up challenges with my husband while Avery plays in the wood chips.

  3. Playing Chase
    We all know that we can run faster than our toddlers, but they don't know that. My little one loves to be chased. I will run in place or run past her until I'm ready to catch her. She will also chase me.

    This gives me a great opportunity to work on my reaction drills. We also play chase with our dogs. They're a little bit faster than the baby.

  4. Playing W/ Ball
    Avery loves to play with any kind of ball. We kick and throw them together and we even take some swings at the driving range.

  5. Using Baby's Weight
    Still just as much fun for baby and those growth spurts make an even better workout for mommy!

  6. Sit-ups
    Rowing partner sit ups


    sit ups


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