exercise_at_homeFinding the time to exercise when you have children can be difficult – and it is only really possible if there are no fixed rules.
Having children can derail the best laid exercise and healthy eating plans, but so can the weather – especially if it is snowing or raining or just too hot to go out. If your little ones are sleeping, if they are ill or if the weather is too bad for you to step outside your front door, the Lose Baby Weight loss plans can help!
We’ve come up with five exercises that you can do at home with the children around. And if the weather brightens up? You can take these exercises into the garden.


Have a dance to your favourite party CD or pop on your children’s favourite music and have a boogie together. Dancing is one of the most fun exercises to do – and if you get your arms involved, it’s a great all-round exercise. If your children join in, it’s also a great way to bond with them.

Set Up an Exercise Circuit                                                                                                                                                  

An easy peasy exercise for you to do at home. An exercise circuit basically involves doing lots of small exercises in a small amount of time, then repeating the process. Work out which areas of your body you want to target and then write down 10 exercises to target those areas, such as weights, leg lifts and squats.
Do each of those exercises for 1 minute each, then repeat the circuit three times. The great thing about this exercise is that you can easily stop half way through and come back to it later. You can see lots of easy exercises to include on your circuit here and you can also see our 28 Day Diet Exercise Plan here

Use Equipment

Home gym equipment is an excellent way to exercise and if you can afford it, they are incredibly useful as you can hop on them or use them at any time of the day or night, meaning that you can fit your exercise around your children. Exercise bikes, cross trainers and air walkers are good all-round pieces of equipment, but you can use weights, fitness balls, a skipping rope, a fitness game such as the Wii Fit or even simple resistance bands.

Use the Stairs

If you have stairs at your house, use them! They are a great tool – running up and down the stairs will get your heart rate up and your blood pumping.  Run up and down the stairs multiple times to burn off the calories, or use running up and down the stairs for 1 minute as one of your circuit exercises. You could also use the bottom 3 stairs – run up and down them as quickly as possible for a quick calorie burn. You could also do step ups off the 2nd or 3rd step – this will work your thighs and bottom.

Use Exercise DVDs

There are literally hundreds of different exercise DVDs available. You might find a fitness channel on your television, too, which will have demonstrations, or you could find exercise demos on the internet. There is something for everyone, whether you like aerobics, pilates, yoga or dance. You can also see our free exercise videos from our trainer here

So How Many Calories Could I Burn?

On average, for a person weighing 70kg, during 30 minutes of exercise you can burn off:

  • Moderate cycling: 280 calories
  • Dancing: 158 calories
  • Circuit training: 280 calories
  • Aerobics: 210 calories
  • Yoga: 140 calories
  • Moderate weight lifting: 105 calories

There are so many exercises that you can easily do at home, you have no excuse not to do it! If you like, you can do only a little exercise, or you can do a lot. It’s entirely up to you.

Get Our Exercise DVD

And for the ULTIMATE SAFE, EFFECTIVE & TRUSTED Post Pregnancy Workout – see our EXPERT Post Pregnancy Exercise DVD below – you can purchase and see more information on it here
The DVD can be followed by all mums (for example new mums or mums with older children) and can be followed by someone with a basic or a more advanced level of fitness.
Lisa Westlake is our incredible fitness instructor and postnatal exercise specialist throughout the DVD. With her extensive physiotherapy experience and qualifications (Lisa is one of the most awarded fitness professionals in Australia), Lisa is the perfect fitness instructor to bring The Healthy Mummy Post Pregnancy Exercise DVD to life – you will love working out with her. (You can see our Q&A with Lisa with commonly asked questions on the DVD here)
The exercises in The Healthy Mummy Post Pregnancy Exercise DVD are effective and safe and Lisa will guide you through each of the workouts. As well as assisting in the improvement of your overall fitness levels, the workouts in the DVD will also help in the burning of calories, the improvement of your core strength and the strengthening of your pelvic floor.
The six workouts are broken down into 10 and 15 minute sections that you can do when it suits you – or if you have the time and energy you can do the DVD as one 70 minute continuous workout. The Healthy Mummy Post Pregnancy Exercise DVD also covers special considerations post-birth, such as caesarean sections, back strains, muscle separation, incontinence and pelvic floor issues.
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If you are ready to lose weight then the Lose Baby Weight plans offer a healthy and safe exercise and diet routine and you can get a 10% discount by using code LOYALTY at the checkout
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