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
20 x Large Pelvic Curls
20 x Micro Pulses
Pelvic Curl with One Leg Straight (20 Left, 20 Right)
Pelvic Curl Ankle Over Knee (20 Left, 20 Right)
Stage 2: Pilates Exercises
Scissor Kicks 30 secs / 5 secs break X3
Hundreds 30 secs / 5 secs break X3
Abdominal Curl 30 secs / 5 secs break
Ankle Taps 30 secs / 5 secs break (Repeat 3X)
Stage 3: HIIT
Squat Hold 30 secs / 5 secs break & Squat with Low Pulses 30 secs / 5 secs break
Stage 4: Active Recovery
Toe Taps 30 secs / 5 secs break
Boat Hold 30 secs / 5 secs break (Repeat 2X)
Stretch, relax and high-five yourself!
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