I’ve been a mom for over 10 years so know it can be hard to find the time or energy to work out. Between taking care of children, running a household, and balancing work and other responsibilities, it can be tricky to make your physical health a priority.
The good news is as hard as it seems sometimes exercising regularly will have a positive effect on not only your physical health but also your mental health.
We all know being in a positive state of mind is so important in motherhood. Especially as a new mom, it’s important to take care of yourself so you can have the physical and mental health to take care of your kids!
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. This is not medical advice. I am not a doctor. All opinions are my own.
Over the years I have tried many different workouts and figured out which ones are my favorites. This is the best way to make sure your workouts are fun for you so you will look forward to them instead of dreading them!
Even if you don’t have a gym membership or personal trainer there are still many choices to get in a great workout at home.
As a stay-at-home mom, you have plenty of options that will fit your schedule thanks to the internet. You can find a youtube channel for workouts, and fitness apps, or even find a quick workout on TikTok or Netflix!
Pick your favorite workout and put on a cute pair of cute leggings with an organic sports bra and have some fun!
Best At Home Workouts for Moms
Here are 11 great at-home workouts for moms of any fitness level!
Yoga is a great option for busy moms because it is low impact and can be done in a little amount of time in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a yoga mat and if you don’t have that you could just do it on soft flooring!
Yoga is a great way to improve your flexibility, strength, and balance which are all things that you may need to work on after pregnancy. You can find a daily yoga workout that suits your needs and is on your level.
There are many online yoga classes available on many different networks so you will have plenty to choose from!
Rebounding also known as the mini trampoline is a great form of cardio. I’ve had my rebounder for about 4 years and I love it so much!
Rebounding is not only fun it is also a much more effective workout than other forms of exercise.
It’s low impact, strengthens cells, increases lymph flow and it’s much more efficient than other cardio forms like running. 5 minutes of bouncing is the equivalent of running 1 mile!
I use my rebounder at home all the time. The bungees are so quiet and supportive compared to springs on other mini trampolines. It also has a locking frame so it’s sturdy and easy to put together!
It’s the perfect nap time 10-minute workout! If you’d like to try the rebounder I use you can use my code JESLYN10 for 10% off your order at leapsandrebounds.com!
Pilates is another great option for moms looking to work on their core strength, pelvic floor, and flexibility.
Just like yoga, there are plenty of online Pilates classes to choose from so you follow along with a routine at home. I just found some good ones on Netflix recently!
If you are struggling with diastasis recti you can find workouts specially designed to help you heal. Pilates is actually surprisingly difficult so be sure to pick a workout that suits your needs and fitness level!
4) Bodyweight Exercises
Bodyweight exercises are probably one of the most common and easiest exercises to incorporate at home. They are a great way to get in shape without the need for any exercise equipment.
Some of my favorite body weight exercises to do at home are push-ups, squats, lunges, and planks. These are all great ways to get n shape at home! These types of exercises are also perfect for small spaces since you won’t need any special equipment.
Cardio is not only great for getting in shape but is great for your heart health as well as your endurance. Incorporating cardio into your routine will ensure you have the strength and endurance to keep up with your kiddos as they grow!
Some of my favorite ways to get cardio in are rebounding (mini trampoline), jumping rope, and walking or running. These will all help get your heart rate up, burn calories, and aid in weight loss.
Taking a brisk walk in my grounding sandals has been one of my other favorites lately because it gets me outside! You can also walk inside if you have a treadmill.
6) Strength Training
Strength training is another one of my personal favorites. Since I had my 4th baby I’ve really gotten into more strength training and weight lifting. If you’re looking to become a fit mom weight lifting is the best way to build muscle and lose body fat.
You can do a full body workout or split your workouts into body parts like the upper body and lower body.
Either way, be sure to start at your own pace and use weights that feel challenging but not too hard that you will hurt yourself. You can even use household items such as water bottles or cans of food if you don’t have weights!
7) High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training and is a form of cardio. The way it works is that you alternate between short bursts of intense activity and then periods of rest.
HIIT is a great way to get in a good workout in a short period of time. You can use weights, jump rope, or bodyweight exercises.
Barre is a dance-inspired workout that combines yoga, ballet, and Pilates. You can find barre classes online. It is perfect for toning and strengthening your body.
Kickboxing is a great way to burn some calories, get in shape, and have fun! You can take a kickboxing class at the gym or find some online videos to try at home!
If you like to dance you should definitely try Zumba! Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance workout that is a good time and a great way to burn calories.
Most gyms offer Zumba classes but if you can’t make it there then you can find a bunch of Zumba videos online.
Stretching is an important part of any fitness routine especially for moms because we tend to get tight from pregnancy and carrying babies and kids around all day.
Stretching is fantastic because it can help to improve flexibility and reduce stress. Who doesn’t want that?! You can find plenty of stretching videos to follow online.
Bonus Tips for At Home Workouts for Moms
Now that you have a good idea of what kind of workouts to try at home, here are a few other tips that will help make your experience the best possible!
- Be sure to set realistic goals for yourself. Many moms go into working out thinking they will look like an Instagram influencer after a month. Unfortunately, that’s just not how it works! Set small manageable goals for yourself, continue to challenge yourself, and you’ll get where you want to go as long as you stay committed.
- Another great tip is to find a workout buddy. When you have someone else working out with you it not only makes it more fun but you also have another person to be accountable to. Maybe one of your other mom friends is looking for a workout partner or even your husband may like to join you. You can also check on Facebook and see if there are any mom workout groups you can join. Either way, have fun!
- It’s always important to also stay hydrated and eat a healthy, balanced diet along with your workouts.
- Lastly, remember to go easy on yourself. Mom guilt can easily creep in when you are taking time to yourself to work out. Just remember that you have to take care of yourself in order to take care of everyone else. Keep working hard and making the timer and you; be pleasantly surprised at how much progress you make and how great you feel!
Wrapping Up At Home Workouts for Moms
In conclusion, getting into a daily exercise routine will greatly improve your physical and mental health. Although it can be a challenge to work it into a busy schedule it’s always worth it for your overall health.
There are so many free workouts available these days online that even if you only have a little time you can find a workout that works for you.
A good way to approach a new workout schedule is to remember to set realistic goals and go easy on yourself. You can also try to find a workout buddy or even do some whole family workouts as well!
Be sure to contact your doctor with any concerns and have fun. Fitness is a great way to have fun, learn about dedication, and get in great shape!
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