Have you ever been that mom standing in the grocery aisle or bank line and you hear a frustrated grunt coming from inside the stroller. As mothers we need to read this cue as KEEP STROLLING MAMA! So, I ask all of you mommies out there how fit are your strollers? Does it only see the light of day when you need a bag of milk or are you a trailblazer? Well whichever you are the good news is stroller fitness is the surefire way to getting to Fit Avenue fast. W
What I as a mom love about stroller fitness is that I can stroll to all
my favorite I- POD tunes and groove out a great workout with scenic views. The best thing about stroller fitness is the stroller and the darling inside being carted around act as a form of resistance to our aerobic workouts. All the equipment you need to reap the benefits of stroller fitness is a stroller, a park/ scenic route, sunscreen, WATER, tunes and of course your little one. Now
that you have all your gear here is a sample of your next stroller
Stroll YOUR WAY to FIT Avenue Workout
On the Move Warm up:(7-10 mins)
-walk 30 secs +30secs shoulder rolls X3
-walk 30 secs+30 secs arm circlesX3
- walk 30 secs + 30 secs toe tapsX3
-walk 30 secs +30 sec walking lungesX3
-Walk 30 secs +30 secs squats in place
Speed stroll(20-25 mins)
-the point here mommies is to work at your own pace and always use the talk test as an indicator of how hard you are working. You should always be able to talk! If you can't talk slowdown your pace. If you can sing easily pick up the pace!
Some options to use in the Speed Stroll are; brisk walk, jogging, skipping, side gallops, running, jogging up and down stairs, hills or bleachers.
** Remember if you are a beginner Stroller Mama you may entirely use a brisk walk, if advanced you may mix it up, listen to your body it won't steer your strolling wrong.
Cardio cool-off (2-5mins)
-Repeat on the move warm-up
-Muscular and core strength
-Use picnic tables or benches to do 3 sets of 8-12 reps of leg
lifts, modified pushups, triceps dips and abdominal crunches.
-Final stretches (can be on a table, standing or sitting on
grass) head/neck rolls, inner thigh stretch, ankle rotations,
side stretches, forward folds and deep breathing.
-Always drink water before, during and after workout.
-Do not use light frame strollers suitable only for car seats(any other stroller is fine).
-Always check the weather and prepare accordingly for you and your baby, ex humidex, sunscreen, stroller rain cover, baby hat, bug net for stroller etc….
Benefits of Stroller fitness:
-safe and effective
-fresh air, sunshine and FUN
-full body exercise
-You can do it alone, with a friend or Mommy group
-Not too mention it calms your little one and helps with their sleeping habits, giving you a much needed Break.
If you have any questions about performing any of the exercises do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy your next stroll to FIT Avenue!
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