Mom workout- Lower body circuit 2 short but intense

For this week's exercise, we are going to train the lower body using your body weight. Anytime you work your lower body (legs) muscles, your heart rate will go up because When you work your legs, you are working larger muscle groups, which require more fuel and oxygen. Therefor you are getting a great cardio work as … Continue reading Mom workout- Lower body circuit 2 short but intense

Quick feet into Burpee, another fun and effective way to play with your kids while working out

This week we decided to use a familiar drill that a lot of soccer players and football players use and tweak it a bit to make it more fun and playful. This full body workout is a perfect way to raise your heart rate and burn some calories, while building muscle and having fun. Equipment needed: Any … Continue reading Quick feet into Burpee, another fun and effective way to play with your kids while working out

Strenghten your Abs and play at the same time- V ups

Okay, it is time for a new way to enjoy playing ball, while strengthening some muscle. This week in our hunt for creating a fun new game that would entertain my daughter and challenge me both at the same time, we came up with V-ups and pass the ball. Are you ready to do this … Continue reading Strenghten your Abs and play at the same time- V ups

Plank catch with your kid/ friend or spouse

As my daughter gets older, I need to get a bit more creative in order to keep her interested in working out. Her absolute favorite kind of game is the ones that involve a ball. This week, we decided to mix our ball game and plank together and we came up with plank catch and roll, super … Continue reading Plank catch with your kid/ friend or spouse

Time to play catch

As parents, sometimes it feels like we are trying to catch up all the time. There are days that, no matter, how hard I try, I am still one step behind my daughter. More than often, I find myself trying to decide, if I should work out, cook dinner, or just spend quality time with … Continue reading Time to play catch

Staircase toe taps

I believe, making time to work out is the main reason that prevents most people from starting a routine. If time is what's keeping you from working out, there are a few simple moves that you can do right at the comfort of your home and without the need of any equipment. One of those … Continue reading Staircase toe taps

Plank rotations with a preschooler or a toddler

A plank is a basic move that sometimes looks too easy to be beneficial, but the reality is, even though getting into the plank might be easy, but holding a plank can be very difficult because it requires strength and endurance in your abs and back.  The plank is best recognized for its role in core conditioning, but … Continue reading Plank rotations with a preschooler or a toddler

Single leg dip with a toddler- get rid of Jiggles

Get rid of jiggly arms and legs all in one exercise. The single-leg dip is a more difficult variation to the standard dip. Using only one leg for support increases the resistance placed on the upper body during the movement. The movement specifically targets the chest, shoulders and triceps. It also targets your core, since … Continue reading Single leg dip with a toddler- get rid of Jiggles

How to do wall sits with a toddler

Wall sit is a great exercise to strengthen your quadriceps.  The good thing about this exercise is that it requires minimal space and equipment. All you need is a wall, your body and gravity. This exercise, will also help to strengthen your core specially when doing the advanced version because you have to keep your … Continue reading How to do wall sits with a toddler

Glute firming exercise/ donkey kicks

Donkey kick is a great exercise for getting a round and firm booty. It is as effective in firming up your glutes as traditional lunges.  I have added a crunch in between as well to get extra ab work. You can do basic or move to an advanced version and they are both as effective. The … Continue reading Glute firming exercise/ donkey kicks