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Congratulations and welcome to motherhood - now let’s get your body back! But call off the sitter, baby’s coming along. Yup, a win/win situation – Happy Baby Fit Mama! Here are 3 ten-minute get-fit-with-baby workouts with no equipment required.
In the 10 minute cardio routine, you’ll melt fat and invigorate with a low-impact series where carrying the baby increases the challenge.
In the 10 minute core routine, you’ll tighten and tone the torso and restore beautiful posture- performed standing with baby in a bassinette or carriage.
In the 10 minute calm routine, you’ll lengthen tight muscles and relax in a seated upright position on the mat, with your baby safe & sound (and getting lots of affection).
Ellen Barrett’s The Studio workouts showcase fusion fitness, the combining of many disciplines at once, from Pilates and yoga to Ballet and sports-conditioning. By doing this, we make more efficient and more enjoyable workouts that deliver a greater wellbeing. (Dare I say workout perfection? After 15+ years in the fitness trenches, I think so!) Thanks for working out at The Studio – enjoy Happy Baby, Fit Mama!
Ellen Barrett's Happy Baby, Fit Mama
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Aerobics Impact: Lower
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Aerobics Choreography: Basic
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
Toning Emphasis: Abs
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Ellen Barrett (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 31 min.
Street Date: 03/05/2010
Three short workouts you'll do with your 2 to 8-month-old child. It's a great way to get back into shape as you bond with your new baby. The cardio program is done with your child in a front baby carrier. The movements are slow, graceful and super-easy-to-follow. The all-standing toning workout is core-focused; it's done with your child in a stroller or bassinet. The "calm" program is the most interactive. Seated on the floor, you'll play with your baby as you gently stretch your entire body. ©2010.