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Exercise With Baby: Thighs, Butt and Calves

Make postpartum exercise fun for you and your baby by trying out some ballet-inspired moves and squats for your legs and butt.

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I know how hard it can be to fit in a workout as a new mom. So I'm gonna show you some exercises you can do with your baby. The ballet series is my favorite move. Heels are together towards slightly turned out and you just wanna do a little ballet plie. So that means you squeeze your buttocks and push your knees up to the side, and then straighten the legs and zip up the inner thighs. So you plie down, and lift, little plie, and lift. Now, you wanna do 15 to 20 reps with the plies. Then you're gonna rise up to the balls of the feet, and lower the heels down. So now, we're doing a little releves. Lift up, and lower, and lift just a little pick-me-up as well, I know with the new mom, the energy can really be flaggy in some time. So you wanna do 15 reps of the up and down plies, and then 15 to 20 reps of the releves. Baby squats are a great way to tone the thighs. So you wanna step your feet a little wider than hip with apart and then squat down, squeeze the hips and thighs as you press to the heels and come up to stand. Try keeping your chest lifted, lower and squeeze the buttocks on your way up, really press to the heels. You'll feel your thighs working for sure. Work up to 15 to 20 reps of those.