Working Out with Your Kids Part 1

I know that it’s not always easy to get a workout in, especially when you’re busy taking care of your kids all day. However, I also know – have learned, really – that a lot of workouts can be done with our kids. Sometimes you have to get creative and sometimes you might not even know you’re getting a workout. 
I have to thank a back carrier (we use and love Ergo & Beco) for helping me to be with my kids while also doing a little exercise. Some of my favorites that I’ve been doing while taking advantage of the summer weather: 

Going on a walk with a child on your back while pushing the stroller is a great workout!! Make it harder by walking faster or walking up a hill. I can’t believe how hard this actually is!

Don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal to do lunges on your sidewalk. But really, doing walking lunges during your walk is a great way to get in a little resistance training and work those muscles!

Lucas weighs about 30 pounds, so wearing him on my back is heavy for me. He didn’t like it much, but I wanted to show you how awesome it can be. (and look.)

Seriously, strap that baby on and walk up a hill. You’ll be sweatin’ and shedding fat in no time!

(or extra skin or whatever they call that.) 

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

3 thoughts on “Working Out with Your Kids Part 1

  1. Great photos, and such a good post. I know I used having kids at home as an excuse for years…
    My current fave activity is inline skating with my youngest in the stroller.
    It is such a great workout, and she loves the speed, so everyone is happy.

  2. I have even put my newborn (infant) in the Moby on the front and my toddler in the Ergo on my back. That was a super work out but they were both happy and I burned some serious calories!!

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