Looking for a quick workout you can do with your toddler in tow! Try this quick workout that can easily be done in your backyard or any open space.
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10 Minute Workout With Toddler
Warm up with sprints
Spend a minute or two running with your toddler. This is a great warm up to loosen up your muscles and get your heart rate pumping. You can play chase or just run around together. You can add fun extra moves like twirls and jumping to get a little more out of your warm up and add a bit of fun for your toddler.
Spend a full minute jumping rope. This is an intense cardio workout that will burn calories quickly. Just make sure to give your little one equipment of their own to play with, so they don't get hurt with your rope. Always use caution with this one so you don't accidentally hit your toddler in the process.
With your toddler on your shoulders do a set of 10 core bends. To do this, keep a good grip on your toddler, and stand with your legs out, about 3 feet apart. While tighening your abdominal muscles, slowly bend forward to a 90 degree angle. Then slowly make your way back up to the starting position. Repeat as desired.
With your toddler still on your shoulders, do a few forward lunges. To do this stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lunge forward, while lowering your back knee almost to the ground. Bring your back foot to your forward foot and repeat with your other leg moving forward. Your toddler will love this exercise as they weave up and down throughout your yard.
Push-ups with toddler weight
These are actually pretty tough. Try doing 10 push-ups with your toddler on your back. If you aren't able to do full push ups, you can alter this but simply holding the push up position with them sitting on your back. Or you can do a modified push up but placing your knees on the ground. Just keep in mind that eventually, your goal should be to do a full push up!
This is a great shoulder and arm workout! Starting with your toddler on the ground lift them high over your head, and return to your starting position. Repeat this 10-15 times. If you keep this up on a regular basis, you'll get stronger as your toddler grows!