Getting and staying fit is a challenge for many busy moms, but with a little help keeping those New Year’s resolutions will be a cinch. If you’re like most parents, fitting in exercise is just one more thing to squeeze into the hours that are already in short order each day. Fortunately, we've got 5 real ways that work for moms to get fit.
Move over Nancy Kerrigan, there’s a new ice mom in town! Many ice rinks across the country are offering stroller skating to local families. With a jogging stroller, a helmet for you and your child, and a pair of skates, moms can push their children in their jogging strollers across the ice to combine exercise and fun.
If you’re looking to meet mommy friends as you move, check out Stroller Strides. Stroller Strides is a franchised total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. With power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises, taking a class is a great way to exercise with your baby, get your pre-baby body back and connect with other moms.
Unplug that elliptical machine and push it out of the way! Do your own circuit training at home for maximum fitness results. Using your body weight, household items and furniture you can customize a workout routine that works for you, your body and your schedule.
Skip the cafeteria line, brown bag it and use your lunch time to exercise. Don’t worry if your workplace doesn’t have a gym—you don’t need one. Go for a brisk walk, go up and down the stairs, or deskercise your way to better health.
Health and Fitness Apps
When it comes to health and fitness, there are free apps that help you get fit and reach your goals. MyFitnessPal tracks your calories and exercise for free! Or, try to Nexercise, an app that motivates you to lose weight by using Sessionm’s platform to reward users for reporting workouts with points that can be traded in for real-world rewards like gift cards to Amazon. Checkou t these innovative ways you can use your mobile devices to keep track of and reach fitness goals and even earn financial incentives as you do!