Prenatal Workout with Stability Ball (Or…a Great Beginner Postpartum Workout)

I’ve been getting most of my working out in on the Zumba dance floor, but there are definitely days when I’m not able to make it to the gym — or just don’t have the energy to get there, if I’m being totally honest. So some days I bust out the light weights and stability ball and get to work in the comfort of my own home doing my own prenatal workout.

Sometimes workouts like these include cardio as I go upstairs to get my 2-year-old back in bed for his nap, or calming down my non-napping 3-year-old who once freaked out on me doing this because she didn’t have her own stability ball. (Sorry kiddo!)

Once through the circuit took me roughly 10 minutes, so it’s a quick full-body workout that will leave you accomplished but not exhausted. It’s also a good “beginner” type workout for moms just getting back into the swing of things postpartum or for a newbie. (Just be sure to look up the moves if you aren’t sure what something is!) If you’re more advanced, go through the circuit two or three times or add reps and heavier weights as needed. As always, make sure you’re cleared for exercise by your doctor no matter where you are on the fitness spectrum, and enjoy getting stronger!

10-Minute Workout With a Stability Ball

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Do you find that your kids can be totally occupied until you want that 10 minutes to yourself for a workout? Remember, every little bit counts! —Erin


Comments

  1. Stephanie says

    You do those pushups ON the stability ball, or on the floor?

    I guess, really, mine would be against the wall, anyway. My pregnant belly isn’t going to allow for much room for pushups on the floor…

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