My stroller is my fitness
The author of a stroller fitness blog www.walkingmama.net Elena Filatova tells a story on how to lose weight and build your body solely by walking with the baby stroller.
A Habit of Walking
To my surprise I didn’t gain any extra weight during my pregnancy.
All I did for that was just walking: just 20 minutes back and forth to my work on foot. Then I walked already longer, up to one hour and more.
I continued such a tempo walking every day till the last week of my pregnancy. After my son’s delivery, I continued walking already with my little in his baby pram.
Weight Loss Walking with the baby stroller
All what I needed was to keep a good shape was walking fast, every day and a lot. My son was sleeping in his stroller during the day and I used that time for my weight loss walking sessions.
First 20 minutes of fast walking was a good warm up and next 40 minutes were when a real job happened.
Minutes give an ultimate weight loss effect. Such daily high speed walking made me slim and positively energized!
Weight Loss Walking Tips:
- A walk a day – daily walking with no exceptions
- Use an easy rolling jogging stroller – read here about it
- Speedy walking – outrunning other moms is your benchmark for the right speed!
- Nonstop – only after 20 minutes our body begins to burn calories – make it an hour non stop walk!
- End up stretching – to relax the muscles an bust energy.
It’s a truly mom’s training paradise: you don’t need any fat burning workout any more. I could stay with my child while making myself slim and fit. The next challenge was to shape my muscles – also on the go.
Full Body Workout Right with the stroller
Here we go – a perfect workout without the gym – just by holding a stroller right way. I experimented with adding new tiny movements while pushing the stroller (inspired by callanetics) and I could see my arms’, butt, and Abs muscles getting nice sporty shapes. I called these invisible exercises – a Strollnetics.
Strollnetics – invisible exercises while walking with the baby stroller
Strollnetics is about shaping Abs, Arms and Butt using a stroller as a fitness machine.
All you need to do is to hold a stroller in a special manner – isolating certain muscles and enabling others to work more intense.
- Strengthen Abs, Triceps and Butt muscles
- Tone muscles for visible effect
- Warm up deeply and burn calories
- Are totally invisible and are done right on the go just anywhere.
With Strollnetics exercises you improve your arms (especially triceps), stomach and butt shape gradually – right on the go with your baby!
Rollerblading with the baby stroller – for fun and for fitness
Many parents enjoy rollerblading with the strollers – it makes a good fun outdoor.
My challenge, however, was to get a fitness workout out of it. How to achieve that if you can’t skate fast with the stroller?
So I came up with the Fitness Rollerblading with the Stroller: the idea is to double the movements behind the stroller while keeping moving at a moderate speed. The Legs, Butt, Abs and Arms muscles works with double intensity that way. Check the walkingmama fitness rollerblading videos to get a clue.
Fitness for free – every mom’s right
I love the idea of fitness training that is for free and available at any time.
Effect-bringing fitness available for every mom is double beneficial than trying to sneak time for training here and there in a busy mom’s schedule.
All best things in life should be for free. I think every mom has the right to get her sporty shape back – also for free. By the time my son grew out of his stroller I have got a beautiful body, built by the baby stroller!
BIO: Elena Filatova is a stroller fitness expert, an author of www.walkingmama.net and has done more than 5000 miles walking with the baby stroller while being a mom of her little boy.
Weight Loss Walking, Rollerblading with the Stroller and Strollnetics made her slim and fit – and gave an idea for a life changing Walkingmama blog for the sporty moms.