10 Exercises to Do LITERALLY With Your Kid
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10 Exercises to Do LITERALLY With Your Kid

Trying to find time to exercise is challenging enough, but add a baby into the mix and it can feel nearly impossible. Like all things involving parenthood, this one requires you to improvise. Instead of using one of those sacred nap times or waiting until everyone goes to sleep to fit it in, make a game out of it and have some fun. Grab your little sidekick(s) and get them engaged with these 10 exercises you can do together.

1. Wall Sits: This move may look easy, but just give it a minute and your legs and core will be shaking — in a good way. (via The Daybook Blog)

2. Kid-Safe Circuit Workout: This 30-minute full-body circuit workout is one the whole family can do together. (via Exercise Menu)

3. Walking Lunges: Daily walks are a great way to expose your baby to fresh air and new surroundings. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get in some thigh-burning walking lunges. (via Carrots ‘n’ Cake)

4. Baby Bridge: Take your baby for a little ride and let their giggles motivate you to do another set. You can do it! (via Lucille Roberts)

5. V-Boat: Engage your core and make some funny faces at your baby to make the reps fly by. You’ll have a happy baby and tight abs in no time. (via Skinny Mom)

6. Taga Bike ($1,600): If you have extra money to spend, this stroller bike is a great way to get a workout in without doing repetitive moves all afternoon. Try to think of it as a long-term investment, since it can be used for kids up to 55 pounds.

7. Squats: Do your squats and get some smooches at the same time. Hold your baby out in front of you, then squat and bring them in for a kiss as you stand back up. Repeat until your arms feel like they’re going to fall off (which shouldn’t take long). (via 12WBT)

8. Plank: This plank is another move that may look easy but is super effective. Squeeze those abs for 30-second intervals and make sure to rest in between. (via The Daybook Blog)

9. Dance Party: Not all exercises need to be so strict and regimented. Crank up the tunes and have a dance party with your kiddo right in the living room. The faster the music, the better the workout. (via Ellen)

10. Baby Upright Row: Keep your arms tight and toned with this move that is as easy as picking up your baby (over and over again). We guarantee at least one of you will love it. (via Skinny Mom)

 What’s your favorite way to get your heart rate up with your little one? Talk to us in the comments!