Thursday, 13 June 2013

Getting Fit With The Britax BOB Stroller


When I was pregnant with Leo I was always really conscious of my weight. 

I know this is a silly thought when you are pregnant because of course you are going to be putting on weight! Your growing a little person after all, but silly or not it was certainly an in-security of mine and I am sure I am not alone in this!

Your body changes so much throughout the course of pregnancy, hormones rage and your belly expands to the point beyond recognition, so of course you are going to feel a little alien in your own body from time to time while your tummy becomes your babies home. 

Britax have teamed up with Laura Williams and created some really interesting content that you can put into practice while you are pregnant, and beyond. I have found watching the videos really interesting, and if you have had a baby recently you are sure to know all about your pelvic floor! I lost count of how many times I was asked whether or not I had completed my pelvic floors post birth...But really it is something you should start before even giving birth.

If you are unsure what a pelvic floor exercise is... Then just watch Laura and you will see exactly what to do.

The  videos highlight exercises that you can carry out safely and even while you are out and about with your little one. Who knew you could use the BOB Stroller to get fit!?


I have picked out a few of my favourite exercises highlighted in the videos:

Curtsey‘n’Swing. Hold onto the stroller with both hands before taking a big step back with your left leg, crossing it behind your right as you bend your knees lowering hips to the ground until your right thigh is nearly parallel to the floor. Make sure you keep your torso upright and hips and shoulders facing forward. Then, as you straighten back up, extend left leg right out to the side at hip before ‘curtseying’ back down again height (note: leave this part of the move out if you still have any pelvic pain, and just return to standing before repeating). Do 10 on each leg.

Stroller Squat Walk. Turn sideways on to your stroller, on your right side, with your right hand on the stroller. Then take a step to the right and as you do so, squat towards the floor, making sure you push hips back (as if you were sitting down) as you bend your knees pushing the stroller slightly to the right.  Return to standing and repeat. Do 10 of these sideways squats before switching to the left leg.

Waist Whittler. Stand tall with your right side facing the stroller. Keeping as still as you can in the upper body, gently push the stroller away with your right hand, while reaching overhead with left arm. Tense your abdominal muscles on the left side to pull the stroller back. Do this 8-10 times before changing sides.

 What would you like to start doing?
Or are you already well on the way?













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