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HOW TO WORK OUT WITH YOUR BABY – JC Fitness

Just because you’ve got a newborn doesn’t mean you’re destined for dadbob. Leading personal trainer and mother, Juliana Campos, tells you how to stave off the extra pounds and entertain your progeny

Article as featured in GQ on 4th May 2016.

After the emotional turmoil of the birth, the highs and (mainly) lows of night feeds, and the breathless ability of your progeny to produce effluence, you may notice that your well-sculpted body has gone a bit soft. Time to take some action, and entertain your baby at the same time.

Precisely why we called on leading exercise coach and mother, Juliana Campos, to design us a baby workout. She says, “These exercises are very good for your baby as the different movements keep them smiling and happy – that also helps them form a bond with their father. Be careful to hold your baby securely and never lift them too high (especially after a feed).” Here’s her home workout, which will keep you hench and the baby happy at home.

Shoulder press holding your baby (x30)

Photography by Ciara Quilty-Harper

Juliana says “Bring your baby up and down in a shoulder press movement and remember to keep smiling at your baby. You’ll work your deltoids, shoulders and upper abs.”

Photography by Ciara Quilty-Harper

Juliana says “As you go down, give the baby a kiss. This execrise will work on your triceps, chest and abs”

Ab crunches while holding your baby (x30)

Photography by Ciara Quilty-Harper

Juliana says “As you crunch up and down you should make funny faces at the baby to keep them entertained. These will work your abs and your arms because you’re holding the baby.”

Lunges to rock your baby to sleep (x30)

Photography by Ciara Quilty-Harper

Juliana says “With the baby in its Baby Bjorn, hold them up slightly so you’re carrying their weight and sing them a song. You may find they’ll fall asleep, but you’ll be working on your glutes, hamstring, adductors, calf and lower abs, and getting a full arm workout.

Squats with the baby in a papoose to finish (x30)

Photography by Ciara Quilty-Harper

Juliana says “Finally, when you are all done and the baby’s happy and sleepy, send them off to sleep with some gentle squats. These will work on your quads, full abs and your rhomboids (on your back) because you’re holding the baby.”

FROM: http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/how-to-work-out-with-your-baby