Everyone is raving about stroller workouts and exercises these days, so we would like to share a couple of exercise tips that you can easily perform when going to the park with your baby.
Stroller exercises are great because it is a fun way to lose baby weight, and the variety of stroller movements is sure to be really enjoyable for your baby! So, grab your stroller and let’s get started now!
Warm up – Work out the kinks from your body by doing some head rolls and shoulder rolls. Start off with an easy walk/stroll. The most common problem with pushing a stroller is that mums tend to slouch.
So, remember to keep your shoulders down and back straight. Do this for approximately 5 minutes or until you feel that your body is warmed up.
Lunges – Now, this is where the real workout begins. Stand behind the stroller with your hands on the handle bar. Make sure that your hands are shoulder width apart and keep your back straight. Then take a huge step forward with your right leg and move the stroller at the same time.
Your right leg should be bent 90 degrees and your thigh parallel to the ground. Try to get your left knee close to the ground. Return to your standing position and keep lunging forward. Include this great exercise into your post pregnancy workout plan to get toned legs and glutes.
Squats – Once again, stand behind the stroller with your hands on the handle bar and keep them shoulder width apart. Alternatively, you can choose to do it at the front of your stroller whilst facing your baby. Begin at a standing position with your feet about hips width apart.
Then, squat down as if you are about to sit on a chair. Squeeze your glutes (bum muscles) tight when returning to your starting position. Be careful not to put too much weight on the stroller as you wouldn’t want it to tip over.
Single arm chest press – This post pregnancy exercise focuses on toning your chest muscles. Stand behind your stroller with one hand on the handlebar. Make sure your elbow is bent so that you can extend it during the pushing motion. Use that arm to push the stroller.
Return to your starting position and repeat for 12 times. Switch arms and repeat these steps. To add resistance to this exercise, you can do it on a slight slope in the park (optional).
Abdominal pull – This is another great way to tone your abs to get the best post pregnancy weight loss results. Stand behind your stroller but this time turn your body sideways so that your right side is facing the handlebar.
With your right hand gripping the handlebar, extend your arm to move the stroller away whilst reaching overhead with your left arm. Your right arm should be fully extended. Use your left abdominal muscles to pull the stroller back. Try to focus on pulling your ribs to the hips. Repeat for 10 reps and switch to your left side.

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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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So, if you ever find yourself strolling in the park with your baby, save yourself some precious time by doing these weight loss exercises. If you are looking for more post pregnancy workout tips, have a look at our exercises for mums and don’t forget to check out our current promotions and discounts page to see what specials we have on this week on our Healthy Mummy product range.