Grey's Anatomy actress and new mom Camilla Luddington needed to go from the delivery room to a TV set just months after the birth of her daughter, Hayden Alan. But as most new parents know, taking care of a newborn and taking care of yourself is mission impossible during those crucial first months. That's why Luddington called in help from her trainer, A.J. Draven, father of three who is no stranger to the madness of parenthood. Draven created a 'Mommy and Me Workout' for Luddington that will help mom break a sweat and have fun with Baby.
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"I had a good understanding of what she was going through as a new mom physically and emotionally, and of course how hard it can be to make the time for yourself," Draven explains. "I understand how difficult it can be for a new mom to take care of themselves when their babies can and do take up so much time and energy!"
Draven tailored the program to a new mom's needs: "I knew I needed something that she could do on a moment's notice, whenever she found the energy. I created this program because not only is it something that she could do whenever you find a spare few minutes, but it's a fun bonding experience with your child."
All moms can follow this regimen during playtime. And if your baby is down for a nap? You can swap in dumbbells, kettle bells, or do the moves with no weights at all!
Here is a breakdown of all the steps:
5. Russian Twist
6. Bicep Curl