Fitting in fitness with a newborn doesn’t have to be Mission Impossible. There are plenty of ways you can tone up simply by heading outside—and you can even bring your little one along for the ride.
“Many new moms feel trapped when they have a new baby, but it’s easy to be more active simply by grabbing your stroller,” says Lisa Druxman, founder of Stroller Strides, a stroller-based fitness program that combines power walking with strength and toning moves and songs to keep babies engaged.
Exercising outdoors torches calories, zaps stress, and boosts energy while setting a healthy example for your baby. “More and more studies show that babies imprint on their moms, and seeing you exercise means they’ll be more likely to adopt some of those lifestyle habits,” says Druxman.