6 Gym-Free Ways for Busy Moms to Fit in a Quick Workout

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Some days, just taking a shower marks a major accomplishment. Your life is crazy and chaotic, despite the plans and schedules. And gym memberships with excellent daycare can be really pricey.

So how do you fit in a gym-free workout when you can’t even put on real clothes?

Luckily, with a little creativity you can fit in a daily workout. Even while being a super busy mom. A regular workout–even with little kids–is totally possible!

No time to workout? No problem! Here are 6 ways even the busiest mom can fit in a quick workout at home.

6 Gym-Free Ways for Busy Moms to Fit in a Quick Workout


1) Wake-up Before your kids

I know, girl. You are perpetually tired. This seems impossible. I’ve been there. But trust me–working out before your kids wake up will be like giving yourself a gift every day.

Breakfasts will be calmer and happier if mama has gotten her sweat on. For tips on waking up early (even if you are NOT a morning person) check out my post here.

2) Get a Running Stroller & Make it A Family Event

My kids love going on runs with me. Investing in a running stroller was well worth it. We load up the double BOB stroller with kids, a couple toys and snacks, and I can usually get in a quick 30 minute run without any problems (I’ll add intervals to make it more intense).

Ways I use the running stroller to fit in runs:

  • End the run at a park: This definitely sweetens the deal for my kids. I stretch and they play.
  • Run to park playdates: I’ll just leave 20-30 minutes before we’re meeting friends at the park and get in a quick run.
  • Literally “run” close errands: I’ll sometimes run to a nearby store for quick errands. I just use my stroller as my cart. I get stares, but 99% sure that is because I am dripping sweat.

Oh man, the possibilites are endless with a running stroller!

3) Do it while they’re eating breakfast

If I don’t wake up before my kids, for whatever reason, this is my go-to backup plan.

While they are eating, I’ll throw on a T25 workout and get my sweat on for 25 minutes. It is the perfect workout for busy moms who want an amazing workout in less than 30 minutes.

You can do a workout video, a quick bodyweight circuit, or invest in some weights and do a weighted circuit. Check out my Pinterest Board full of at-home workout ideas.

4) Use Nap-time

I know that nap time is sacred. But if you can quickly get in a 30 minute workout in at the start, you’ll have the rest of the nap to catch up on Real Housewives. You will be so much happier once you’ve exercised.

5) Have a Dance Party

This is a great way to sneak in a quick workout while having a blast with your kids. Using iTunes on my cellphone, I’ll pair it with my portable bluetooth speaker and we can have a dance party anywhere in the house.

Make it a cleaning dance party and not only will you burn calories and bond with your kids, but your house will end up cleaner.

It’s trifecta of awesome.

6) When All Else Fails–Workout once dad is home!

You couldn’t wake up early and you spent the rest of the day simply trying to keep everyone alive. Youcouldn’t even thin about a workout.

But, mama, you need a sweat break.

When dad gets home, he needs to take over for a bit so mama can have some alone time and recharge her batteries. Go for a run/walk and get your heart rate up. You’ll be refreshed and ready to handle the crazy when you get back.

Start TODAY!

You are a busy mama. But you definitely CAN fit in a daily workout without a gym membership. With motivation, planning, and about 20 minutes you can feel the burn and lift your mood.

You deserve health.

Let me know how it goes!

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