It’s not always easy to keep up with your workouts when you have children, but there are active moms everywhere who make it work. Sometimes all it takes is a little creativity and the right equipment.
Here are a few great Mother’s Day gift ideas for the active mom in your life:
A jogging stroller is a great way to get a run in and take the baby along with you. Jogging strollers offer a smoother ride for the baby than regular strollers, even if you’d prefer to walk, and they’re lightweight yet durable. Check out some reviews for the best jogging strollers on the market.
Bouncing is fun and good for you: it increases lymphatic circulation, strengthens your legs and core, and improves bone density while being gentle on your joints. For all busy moms, it’s easy to engage in the rebounder for a few minutes at a time throughout the day, or design entire workouts using this simple piece of equipment at the comfort for your home.
Gear and Equipment
Make it easier for Mom to get into workout mode and recover quicker with gear she’ll want to wear and equipment she’ll want to use. Running belts are small and sleek, but they can still fit your phone, keys, money, and maybe even some snacks. It’s useful to grab for a quick run or errands.
Kettlebells are an incredibly versatile piece of equipment. Kettlebell workouts allow you to work your entire body with cardio and strength training at the same time, which means moms can shorten her workouts and still get the results she’s looking for. If she is new to kettlebells, include an instructional DVD or a few sessions with a personal trainer so she can learn to design safe, effective kettlebell workouts.
Foam rollers can help you recover more quickly from intense workouts, and it feels good! It’s both practical and pampering, and will not only improve her active lifestyle but also give her another way to take care of her body.
Moms are busy, so every minute counts. If the mom in your life has a specific fitness goal, a fitness tracker can help her monitor her entire day so she doesn’t have to guess about whether or not she’s taking enough steps, getting her heart rate to the right level, or burning enough calories.
Fitness trackers can also monitor sleep, and since poor sleep plays a role in weight gain and, of course, energy levels throughout the day, that information could help her develop a sleep schedule that improves all areas of her active lifestyle.