Start the first Mummy and me workout with a fun warm up that Coach Haya turns into a game – great for keeping your little focused as you get your bodies moving and ensure you avoid injury.
The first exercise includes a series a series of squat jumps and claps to keep the heart rate up while working the glutes, lower abs, and leg muscles. Squat jumps also help tone the lower body while increasing strength and improving balance. She keeps up the momentum with side shuffles to keep the muscles in the lower body activated.
Next, she drops to the floor for an ab workout that will work both your cores. She elevates the standard crunch by lifting and object over her head with downward movement to work every area of the abdominals as well as the arms and shoulders. Keep the core tight to ensure proper balance and maximum engagement of your ab muscles.
Coach Haya keeps her focus on the upper body with the next exercise – she moves straight into the caterpillar high five. She demonstrates how to walk on your hands from a pike to a plank position, working the shoulders, back and triceps, keeping the major muscle groups activated throughout.
An activity your little one will surely enjoy follows. You need to hold a plank position while they crawl under your stomach and then jump over your legs – a plyometric move that strengthens the main lower-body muscles: the glutes, quads, calves, and hamstrings. This move will also help your little one to improve their overall coordination.
Coach Haya shows you how to make each exercise a bit more challenging if your fitness level allows, or how to make it more bearable if you’re still a bit new to fitness.
Episodes 2 and 3 have a lot more fun and fitness to offer, so be sure to check them out!
The Mummy and Me three-episode workout series was performed live for the Women’s Fitness Festival staged by the Saudi Sports for All Federation and supported by the Quality of Life program