June is here, and with it comes sweet summer time! I think I’m still in shock that it’s already June, but I’m not complaining one bit about the summer part! Hot weather, sunglasses, flowy dresses, cool drinks, and bikini’s – who wouldn’t love summer?
If you follow along on my instagram, you’ll notice my son makes it in a few pictures (okay way more than just a few!). So I figured it was only time to include him in one of my workouts! June’s workout of the month features my nine month old son, Noah!
I LOVE working out with Noah, and luckily for me, he enjoys it too! If you need some tips and tricks on how and when to work out with your baby, check out my last post on How to Find the Time to Work Out as a Mom!
This workout is intended for little ones who have great neck control, so make sure your baby is ready before you try this one out. If you don’t have a baby, no worries, just grab some weights, the exercises are still great! As always, start with a 5 minute warm up and finish with some light stretching. Consult your doctor before performing any type of physical activity!
If you’re looking for some other great workouts, try a few of these:
Why Work Out With Your Baby?
Working out with your baby is awesome for so many reasons! First, it’s great bonding time! Any exercise you can do and kiss those sweet baby cheeks at the same time is a win in my book! Secondly, you’re getting in a great workout, making YOU feel better, but you also don’t need a baby sitter, or need to wait for nap time! And finally, you’re instilling good habits and hopefully your baby will grow up learning to love being healthy!
So give this one a shot and let me know what you think!
Russian Twist: Sit on the ground with your knees bent and heels on the floor. Holding your baby by the chest, twist him from one side of your body to the other, keeping your core tight.
Squat Press: Start with your feet shoulder width apart and hold your baby by his chest. Squat down until parallel, then stand up and press your baby above your head.
Push Up: These are standard push ups with a kiss at the bottom!
Glute Bridge: Lie on the floor with knees bent and feet flat. Sit your baby on your hips and slowly lift your hips into the air. Return your hips and your baby back to the ground.
Frogger: Start in a push up position with your baby underneath you. Jump your feet to the outside of both hands. Then jump them back to the starting position.
Bird Dog: Lie your baby on the floor below you. Start with your hands and knees on the floor in a table top position. Lift your right leg back and your left arm forward. Return them to the ground and repeat with the other side.
How do you work out with your baby? I’d love to add some new moves to routine!