Everly and I had the chance to try out a brand new workout thanks to my partnership with FitApproach! We were sent a deck of Baby Strong Workout cards and challenged to do one of their workouts every day for five days.
What’s Baby Strong?
“Baby Strong Workout is a fun, effective workout option that helps moms of all sizes, shapes and fitness levels feel strong, healthy, happy and confident. Baby Strong Workout is an innovative deck of “mommy and me” exercise cards that incorporate your baby in every single exercise.”
Sounds pretty perfect for a stay-at-home mom who can’t make it to a gym every day! Plus, I can’t think of a cuter workout partner ;)
Each Baby Strong move is printed on a large, bright card with pictures and step-by-step instructions to ensure that you’re doing it correctly. They’re also color-coded based on the area each move targets (core, upper, lower, etc).
The deck comes with suggested workouts or you can choose any cards you like to build a custom workout of your own. Before each workout, I would unclip the cards I needed and lay them out in a row on the toy room bookshelf.
As you can see, the laminated cards are super cute and come on a plastic ring – they even LOOK like something baby would enjoy :)
The Baby Strong Challenge
Both girls go down for nap right after lunch, but Everly always wakes up before her big sister. I used this alone time with Evie to squeeze in our daily workouts. Wrangling one kiddo seemed like enough a challenge to me ;)
I already carry Everly almost everywhere I go, so I was surprised how quickly 22 pounds of baby became SUPER HEAVY during our workouts together. Yikes!
Upper body and core work were definitely my weakest points and where I felt myself starting to compromise form the most. I made adjustments where necessary, and even set Everly down if it was just too much. I tried to stay very cognizant of my healing diastasis (split in my abs – thanks babies), and modified core moves if I felt my tummy pooching out in the middle.
Overall I felt like the Baby Strong Workouts were very effective, and I’ve kept a few of my favorite workouts in rotation with my gym days. Obviously Everly wasn’t always 100% on board (and tried to escape), but I think she enjoyed the one-on-one time with mama!
If you’d like to give the Baby Strong Workout a try, you can get 20% off your deck with the code sweatpink at checkout (expires 2/29/16).
Have you ever worked out with your kiddos?
What are your favorite at-home workouts?
*A special thanks to Baby Strong for sponsoring this post