Working out can be really difficult with small children. I have three kids. I get it.
But I strongly believe that it’s important that you, as the mom, continue to take care of your body so that you can better take care of theirs.
And to help you do that, I’m going to tell you about my favorite workouts for busy moms that have worked well for me.
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My Favorite At-Home Workouts for Busy Moms
TurboFire with Chalene Johnson
I’ve tried a lot of workout programs, DVDs, and systems, but Turbo Fire is my favorite.
I always say it’s a cross between kickboxing and Zumba. It combines cardio, strength, and interval training with fun, fast-paced choreography. It’s high enough intensity to give you a great cardio workout, but flexible enough to meet your particular workout needs.
It comes with a wide variety of workouts, ranging in times from 15 minutes to 60 minutes, so there’s something for every day and every schedule! The workouts are super fun, and the variety keeps me from getting bored, which I tend to do very quickly!
Jessica Smith TV
I discovered Jessica Smith TV on YouTube when I was pregnant with my second child. The walking workouts are not quite what I’m looking for on a regular basis, but they were great for the first trimester (when I was nauseous and exhausted all the time) and in the third trimester (when I was dealing with hip pain and Braxton Hicks).
Walking videos aren’t all Jessica Smith TV offers. She also has HIIT workouts, body sculpting, yoga & pilates, and more! I have enjoyed her 20 Minute Fat Burning Cardio Workout. So far, I’ve only done her free YouTube videos, but she also has workout DVDs.
This is my newest YouTube find, and I love her channel. I did all her prenatal workouts when I was pregnant with my third baby, and her postnatal workouts were perfect for after she was born.
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Amy truly has something for everyone, and it’s all FREE! I also highly recommend following her on Instagram where she offers lots of tips and bonus workouts.
Jillian has been with me from the very beginning of my fitness journey. When I started getting serious about a workout regime, hers were my go-to DVDs.
You will definitely get a workout with Jillian, but I like that the moves are not technically difficult or hard on my joints. And the variety of DVDs she has out is amazing. There is something for every body part, fitness level, and time availability!
I’m confident that among the variety of workouts for busy moms available from the four ladies above, you can find something that works for you!
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