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12 Mommy & Me Fitness and Play Ideas with Your Toddler

I am so excited to share with you these ideas and tips from our fitness expert Alaina Holland!  She will have us, note I said “us”, moving all month-long as we try to shake off some of those extra summer pounds we may have gained and at the same time having fun with our children. Alaina has a degree in physical education and is a certified aerobics instructor so with each activity she tell you the area you’re toning, the how-to and a tip.

There are a total of 28 exercises — for the other 16 moves and to get all the details that she shares on each exercise, go here.

BABY BICEP CURL

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Image Source: Alaina Holland

Our little ones love looking at our faces and being carried, so this will be a big hit.

HEAD AND SHOULDERS, KNEES AND TOES

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I love how he’s imitating mommy.

CRAWL WILD

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Image Source: Alaina Holland

In some exercise moves it’s purely fun for your little one in others they are actually also getting a fun workout like here.

ABDOMINAL CUDDLE TWIST

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Flatten those abs while you cuddle with your little one!

SEESAW GLUTEUS MAXIMUS

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Image Source: Alaina Holland

This is a great way to combine exercise and play by enjoying a seesaw with your kiddo.

RUN WITH MOM

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Image Source: Alaina Holland

Adding some cardio training to your workout will help you burn calories.

PATTY CAKE

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Image Source: Alaina Holland

This exercise will help tone your buttocks and legs.

COWBOY RIDE

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Your little one will love this one but first make sure your back can handle the extra weight if not modify it or do it without the cowboy.

PLANET IN MOTION

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Image Source: Alaina Holland

Now doesn’t this look like lots of fun! Make sure to stop by and get all the details on what areas you’re working on and the how to here.

THE EASY SPLIT

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Image Source: Alaina Holland

So I’ve never been able to do a split but I think I can handle this kind of split.

DOWNWARD DOG

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Image Source: Alaina Holland

This is a popular yoga move to help you get stretched out at the beginning and end of your workout.

LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN

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Image Source: Alaina Holland

This one is great for strengthening your core.

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