Mom's Guide to Working Out at Home with Kids
Mother's Day is the perfect time to celebrate the special bond between moms and their children. If you're looking for a fun and healthy way to spend time together, why not try some simple exercises that you can do together while wearing your favorite Love Fitness? Not only will you be getting some quality time together, but you'll also be building strength, flexibility, and endurance.
First things first... we love starting with a snack!
The pictures above show my son, Kal and myself enjoying a healthy pre workout snack together (bagel and sunflower butter in our case but peanut butter is the best topping!)
Having a moment to enjoy something together and fill out bodies with fuel is so important to instill at a young age! (6 in Kal's case!)
Now let's get into it! Here's our top 5 easy ways for moms to get active at home with kiddos!
Yoga is a great way to build strength, flexibility, and balance, and it's also a fun way to bond with your child. You don't need any special equipment to practice yoga - just a comfortable mat and some Love Fitness Apparel. Start with some simple poses like downward-facing dog, child's pose, and tree pose, and work your way up to more advanced poses as you gain confidence.
2. Jumping Jacks
Jumping jacks are a classic exercise that's fun for kids and adults alike. Stand with your feet together and your arms at your sides, then jump and spread your feet while raising your arms overhead. Jump back to the starting position and repeat. Try doing jumping jacks for one minute straight, then take a short break and repeat two more times.
The plank is a great exercise for building core strength, and it's also a fun way to challenge yourself and your child. Start in a push-up position, then lower yourself down onto your forearms. Hold this position for as long as you can, keeping your back straight and your abs engaged. Challenge your child to see who can hold the plank position the longest.
Lunges are a great way to build leg strength and improve balance. Start by standing with your feet hip-width apart, then step forward with one foot and bend your knees, lowering your body until your front thigh is parallel to the ground. Push back up to the starting position and repeat with your other leg. Try doing 10-12 lunges on each leg, then switch sides and repeat.
Burpees are a challenging exercise that's great for building strength and endurance. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, then squat down and place your hands on the ground in front of you. Jump your feet back into a push-up position, then jump them back up to your hands and stand up. Add a jump at the end for an extra challenge. Try doing 5-10 burpees, then take a short break and repeat.
These exercises are just a few examples of the many fun and easy ways that moms and kids can stay active together at home. Remember, the key is to have fun and stay active, so don't be afraid to try new exercises and mix things up. Whether you're doing yoga, jumping jacks, or lunges, the most important thing is to spend time together and enjoy the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle.
Working out with your kid can def be a learning curve and take some time- but it’s better to show your kid(s) how to have fun taking care of your body and how feeling confident with their physical/ mental health goes a long way in life. Take it slow, teach them proper technique and adjust things as necessary. Sometimes just being present and laughing or getting the body moving in any way is how the “workouts” end up.
Here's a little video demonstration
Here's some of our favorite pieces for moms to wear for at home workouts
These pieces are the perfect combo of cozy, cute, and functional - great for an at-home workout!
So this Mother's Day, why not celebrate by getting active and spending time with your child? It's a fun and healthy way to bond and create memories that you'll cherish for years to come. Thank you for taking the time to read our blog! How are you spending Mother's Day?