Quick and easy pilates workout for mums

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Gym membership lapsed? Toddler refusing to sit in the pram? Yoga DVD replaced by a copy of The Wiggles? With little ones around it can be impossible to find any time for exercise. That’s why we created this quick and easy pilates workout that you can do anywhere, anytime (special thanks to our Digital Marketing guru Emily, who is also a qualified pilates instructor and all-round brilliant person).

We believe it’s important to take time out for yourself, no matter how hectic life becomes. Regular exercise encourages healthy habits in your children, and it makes you feel fantastic (even if you haven’t had time to  shower all week). Just make sure you’ve checked with your GP before starting a new exercise program.

What You’ll Need:

  • Yoga mat
  • Water bottle
  • Timer

Stage 1

20 x Large Pelvic Curls

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20 x Micro Pulses

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20 x Calf Raises
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Pelvic Curl with One Leg Straight (20 Left, 20 Right)

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Pelvic Curl Ankle Over Knee (20 Left, 20 Right)

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Stage 2: Pilates Exercises

Scissor Kicks 30 secs / 5 secs break X3

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Hundreds 30 secs / 5 secs break X3Blog1-07-01

Abdominal Curl 30 secs / 5 secs breakBlog 08-01

Ankle Taps 30 secs / 5 secs break (Repeat 3X)Blog1-09-01

Stage 3: HIIT

Squat Hold 30 secs / 5 secs break & Squat with Low Pulses 30 secs / 5 secs breakBlog1-10-01

Plank Climbers 30 secs / 5 secs breakBlog1-11-01
 Downward Dog Hold 30 secs / 5 secs break (Repeat 3X)Blog dwd-01

Stage 4: Active Recovery

Toe Taps  30 secs / 5 secs breakBlog1-12-01

Boat Hold  30 secs / 5 secs break (Repeat 2X)Blog1-13-01

Stretch, relax and high-five yourself!

You’re done!

Note: If you’re new to pilates, take it slow and work your way up to some of the more difficult moves. Always consult your doctor before starting a new fitness routine, especially if you’ve just had a baby.

Feature image: Spirituality Health Blog