MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In this week’s Talking Baby as a new mom CBS4 Morning Anchor Rhiannon Ally realized it’s hard to find time to workout. She went to Belly-N-Kicks in Brickell, a place for moms and moms-to-be to workout.
The owner, Erika Boom, is a certified Prenatal and Post-Natal fitness instructor. She says you can get a full body workout with special moves using your baby.
At 15 pounds, Rhiannon’s son Roman is the perfect weight to workout with. She strapped him to her chest, using the Baby Bjorn and got to work on the lower body first.
Boom demonstrated squats, which she says are great for your lower half. Roman smiled through the entire exercise. They next moved on to reverse lunges. Rhiannon quickly realized working out with a baby is much harder than it appears. Boom added five pound weights to each of Rhiannon’s legs to give the workout even more intensity.
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Next they moved on to overhead presses. Rhiannon lifted Roman up and snuck a kiss between reps.
“This is one of my favorites because I actually do this one at home. What is it working,” Rhiannon asked Boom.
“Shoulders, back, biceps, triceps,” replied Boom.
Push-ups were next with baby Roman taking a break. To complete the workout, Boom had Rhiannon hold a plank for 1 full minute. Planks are great for strengthening your core.
Make sure you check with your doctor before beginning any workout routine after your baby is born.
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