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!
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Nik @Life With Niki says
What a creative idea! Your baby looks like he doesn’t mind riding on mommy 😉
he usually does pretty well!
Courtney Bentley says
This is amazing and I love how you incorporated so many movements that can be done anywhere at anytime! Good for you for continuing to workout and showing other women they can too!! You go girl! Lots of love xo C
you are my kindred spirit! right now Id have to borrow a baby but Id so so do it and join you 🙂
borrowed baby workouts for the win!
Linz @ Itz Linz says
I looooove babies in tanks!!! I just wore William on my back for the first time as I’m borrowing a friend’s ergo! I love it but may need to check out your more affordable version! Have you tried the ergo? How does it compare?
i like them both for different reasons. The infantino is great for a quick workout, especially if it’s super hot but i do love my ergo and use it pretty much daily!
Lori Musselman says
Ok, he’s so cute!!! I’d have to wear him on the front :).
lindsay Cotter says
squish is so cute! he looks like he’s having fun too! hehe
i loved seeing the pictures to see his faces when we were done!
Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections says
YES! This is so smart and I have been looking for these! I actually just bought an Infantino carrier since it can do facing out and my Ergo can’t. You’d recommend this only with them on your back though? I think Claire is a little too young to put her on the back right now (3.5 months), but soon!
I’ve done workouts wearing him on the front, especially when he was smaller. It’s hard to use weights bc you’re already front heavy..but you could use dumbbells instead of a kettlebell and do squats and lunges and could also do things like step ups and ring rows. i’d probably keep her facing in, not out though!
This is so awesome! And FYI I think you have the cutest little workout partner I’ve ever seen!
Paige @ Your Trainer Paige says
This is SO clever and cute. Oh, and you have THE most adorable workout partner, btw 😉
Carolyn @ Cabot says
I love reading this post promoting exercise with the kids. Family exercise for the win!
Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting says
OMGosh, how adorable!! My youngest is too old for baby wearing, but MAN would I have loved this when she and my other children were little!