Put safety first: You can take walks before your 6-week postpartum checkup, but wait for your doctor’s approval before beginning this or any other postnatal strength program.
Be prepared: Bring sunscreen for you and baby-safe sunscreen for your infant if you feel it’s necessary (be sure to cover him with a hat or other clothing as much as possible). You’ll need three full 16.9-ounce or larger water bottles—one for drinking and two to use as weights.
Use good form: When holding the stroller handles, keep your wrists straight and your elbows pointing slightly outward. Don’t grip too tightly. Take long strides and stand tall with your abdominals drawn in, shoulders back and down and chest lifted. Inhale deeply through your nose and exhale through your mouth, using the “talk test” to avoid overexertion (you should be able to talk or sing to your baby while exercising).
Designed exclusively for Fit Pregnancy by Strollercize founder Elizabeth Trindade, this is a 30-minute circuit-style workout that alternates between 5-minute cardio intervals (pushing the stroller) and 1- to 2-minute toning sessions (using the stroller as support).