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6 Fun No-Equipment Workouts for Moms Using Household Objects

Simplicity truly is your best friend in the beginning of your workout journey, so skip the shipping fees and just get started with what you’ve got.

When it comes to actually starting a home workout routine, you don’t need ANY fancy fitness gear.

Nope.

Nada.

Because the best strength, cardio and core & pelvic floor results come in the beginning from just getting STARTED.

You can 💯 get a great workout just using the stuff you’ve already got around your house.

Bodyweight exercise is the foundation of your movement routine when you’re getting started!

👇And if you want to add some variety and challenge with a few “toys” why not use what you’ve already got?

1. No heavy dumbbells? Don’t worry! Grab a big ol’ jug of laundry detergent or try loading up a backpack or laundry basket with some heavy stuff and away you go!

2. Feel like you need yoga blocks to get into positions? We got you. Try a couple of sturdy books! You can even duct tape a few old kiddo board books together to create a little lift in those yoga poses.

3. Feel like you need a bench to do some tricep dips, step ups or incline push ups on? Nope! An ottoman or a stair will totally do the trick.

4. Wish you had some light weights for those smaller muscles? All good. We love adding soup cans or filled water bottles to our pilates, yoga and cardio for that extra “oomph!”

And that number 5 piece of equipment that you maybe don’t even know you want or need, but we use ALLLLL the time? 🪑A sturdy kitchen chair! Yup, Dara’s bright turquoise chair is featured in many strength, cardio, barre and even core & pelvic floor workouts, so much so we’ve unofficially knighted it the third “trainer” of Mama Reset. 😆

And now that you know you can get started today without any of the shipping fees, let us show you exactly how you can use those household items to get a great workout in.

 

Grab these 6 inspiring workouts using just household items for a total-body boost:

 

 

Do Cardio With Just a Chair

Get Strong With Just Stairs

Build Strength With a Hamper

Try Yoga Using a Towel

Try Barre With Just a Chair

Improve Mobility With Soup Cans

 
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Do Cardio With Just a Chair

Get Strong With Just Stairs

Build Strength With a Hamper

Try Yoga Using a Towel

Try Barre With Just a Chair

Improve Mobility With Soup Cans

 
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A post shared by Laura Wood (@andshemoves)

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When do you “graduate” from postpartum workouts and know you’re ready for heavy lifting, high impact and more intensity? Here’s how to know.

A quick google of the term “postpartum…”

What? don’t pretend you don’t google medical stuff, too!

A quick google of the term “postpartum” will have your head spinning.

Are you postpartum for the 6 weeks before your postpartum checkup?

Are you postpartum for the first 3 months after baby is born, aka the “fourth trimester?”

Are you postpartum for the year of infancy, about 12 months?

Or maybe you’ve encountered the #postpartumisforever trend on social media encouraging women to embrace the changes in their body, however long they may last?

Well…

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Some mamas might feel ready to lift weights but not jump. Others might love running but feel back pain while attempting to lift heavy.

Understand your body is giving you feedback and use that feedback to adust intensity or exercises according to your needs that day.

Your best best? A qualified coach like our pal Reena Parekh, mama of 2 and co-creator of the Mama Reset Run Well program in our Membership.

Laura sat down for a chat with Reena about moving from mat work to barbells, jumping and running.

Learn the best way to start adding intensity and impact to your workouts, how to know when you’ve pushed too far and what “level” of core training is appropriate for you!

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