This babywearing workout targets the lower body and can be done at home while wearing your little one! Perfect for those busy days when you can’t make it to the gym.
This post is part of my partnership with Kohl’s & Fitfluential as part of the #MakeYourMove campaign. I was compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time now, you know that I’m a huge fan of babywearing. I’ve been wearing Squish since he was just a few weeks old and I can’t count the number of times it has saved not only my productivity, but my sanity as well!
When he was younger I would wear him around the house when he was fussy, or pop him in the carrier when I needed to cook dinner. I also almost always wear him on our daily walks because I’m not coordinated enough to handle two dog leashes and a stroller all by myself!
Lately I’ve been stepping up my exercise game and have done several different workouts while wearing Squish on my back. I like to think he enjoys it…but even if he doesn’t, he’s usually fairly cooperative at least!
Today I thought it’d be fun to share a babywearing workout with you guys! I like to have a few of these stockpiled for those days when I know our schedule is too busy to make it to the gym and I’m sure I’m not the only mom (or dad!) out there who might be looking to workouts they can do with their little one. It’s only 10 minutes long but if you work hard, you’ll definitely feel the burn!
This workout can be modified to a variety of different fitness levels. I’ll give you some different options for each movement!
Here’s the workout:
10 Minute AMRAP
10 Step-ups (optional)
In case you don’t know, AMRAP stands for as many rounds as possible. So you’re going to set your timer for 10 minutes and cycle through the workout as many times as you can. I used a kettlebell, but you could also use a dumbbell. If you don’t have a box or bench to step up onto (or your worried about your balance) you can leave that movement out.
Here’s a closer look at each movement:
Beginners: Do your squats without holding a weight.
Advanced: Do your squats holding a kettlebell or dumbbell.
Beginners: Use a kettlebell or dumbbell to perform the deadlifts.
Advanced: Use a heavier weight to make it more challenging.
Beginner: Perform your lunges without holding a weight.
Advanced: Hold a weight while lunging.
Remember this move is optional! Make it easier by finding a shorter box or bench!
I put together quick little video demo for you as well:
The carrier I’m using is the Infantino Flip Front2Back 3-in-1 Carrier. I have several carriers but I like this one because it’s super lightweight and breathable which helps keep both of us cool when we’re working up a sweat. Plus it’s super affordable! Note- remember to make sure your baby has good neck control before wearing them during a workout.
So now it’s your turn!
Are you a babywearer? Have you tried working out while wearing your little one?
Even if you don’t physically wear them, I can’t stress how important it is workout with your kids! Letting them see you be physically active will go a long way towards helping them develop healthy habits. If they’re old enough, invite them to join you in a workout!
I’m challenging you to #makeyourmove this week and do a workout with your kids! Don’t have any? That’s ok! Grab your favorite workout buddy and spend some time sweating together. A workout partner always makes you want to push a little harder!
If you give this workout a try, let me know what you think!
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Kohl’s.
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