Snapping back to your ideal weight is a journey, so why not add some extra exercises whilst out and about with bub!
Alana Toohill runs awesome pram exercise classes, so we asked her to put together some exercises that you can try with your Babybee ROVER!
Can be done with or without holding onto the pram, but I find it's a great way to chat and interact with your little one while exercising. Make sure to keep your legs parallel and hip width apart, providing you with the most optimal position for postnatal exercise.
either lunge steps while walking, or the pram can be braked and you can do them stationary. Making sure to keep your back straight, front leg should be at a 90° angle and your back leg should be in a straight line under your body. The pram offers stability when braked, and a fun way to move and exercise with bub if you are doing lunge steps while walking. (8 lunge steps, then normal walking for 20 seconds, and repeat)
- another great exercise while walking. Holding onto the pram, lifting 1 knee up between your body and the pram. Try to keep your knee at a 90° angle, and pull your belly button towards your spine ensuring your back is straight. (8 knee lifts, normal walking for 20 seconds and repeat)
Of course the pram handle makes the perfect height for a Barre! You can do either A front leg raise or side leg raise. Keeping up tall and straight, lifting your leg to the front or side (in parallel) and you can slowly push yourself to hold your leg up longer, or gradually get higher, offering a better workout each time you change it up.
it is always important to stretch and cool down after exercising. Stretching out your quadriceps is great, and really helpful to use the pram to support your balance. I also like to lean towards the pram, doing a reaching lateral side and lower back stretch, and this is another great way to lean in and chat with your little one.
Running and walking:
I am 174cm and find that I can comfortably walk or run with the pram. My feet never make contact with the bottom bar where the brake is, and the extendable handle offers a comfortable height for me to push. My hubby is 210cm and he can also comfortably walk or run with the pram as well which is great!