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Looking for suggestions on exercising with young children. Gone are the days of long runs or doing laps. What could I do with two small children under the age of three that is free. No running pram or babysitting available. How do you fit it in and what activities do you do? Thanks

Posted by Wendy, 3/7/2013

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  • Push up and stretching at the kitchen counter, weight lifting with your shopping bags, run 10x up and down the stairs, star jumps when they watch tele, jump like a frog on music etc

  • An exercise bike can really build up a sweat.

  • We do sit-ups and push-ups together, plus we do lots of dancing – amazing how dancing to half a dozen wiggles songs gets your heart rate going!

  • Do things that include them. Go to the park and run round, go for a long walk. Push ups at the kitchen bench, squats when hanging out the washing, lunges during TV ad breaks etc

  • Exercise dvds and maybe they ca ‘join in’ too. On the mumma mia site there were some tips – she exercises at home before the kids get up (very dedicated! )

  • Push-ups, sit ups, jogging on the spot, star jumps, burpees etc all int he comfort of your own lounge at night when the kids are sleeping, free, no baby sitting required,


  • Walk with the two of them in the pram. Walk everywhere!
    Pilates or gym at night when hubby is home and kids are in bed?
    Put on a yoga dvd and let the kids join in with you. Don’t expect not to be tackled!

  • Kick a ball around the park! Dancing is also fun.

  • there are a lot of mummy groups that do classes during the day, ask on fb if you have an account

  • try zumba at home! my little one loves to dance to

  • at home exercise dvd’s and lunges around the home. every little bit helps

  • We’ve just started doing obstacle courses at home for a bit of indoor exercise. Its good fun and good exercise! Also, there is a high impact 7 minute workout I do everyday. Basically just 30 minutes sets of exercises like push ups, tricep dips, sit ups, squats, etc done as fast as you possibly can with no rest breaks. Its made a great difference and 7 minutes isn’t hard to find at the end of each day.

  • Get a twin pusher and go for a walk.

  • a walk in the park with the kids or dance to some music kids join too

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