mom exercising with baby at home

For all of the moms who had a baby in 2013, the new year seems like the perfect time to blast away the baby fat. But, we know that spending time at the gym means spending time away from your newborn, and that’s not going to happen. Thankfully, Fitness Magazine teamed up with Parents Magazine and came out with an excellent at-home workout routine to burn fat and get your pre-baby body back. The routine targets the entire body using dumbbells and cardio, which will maximize results and make your living room just as productive as the gym. If you didn’t just have a baby but want to burn fat and build muscle, this routine will work for any momma – whether you have a newborn or teenagers!

woman doing yoga poses at home

How it Works: To develop a simple, super effective workout and diet program for getting your best post-baby body, FITNESS teamed up with Parents magazine. “You’ll be amazed at the results this routine can achieve even though you’re doing every move in bare feet,” says FITNESS advisory board member Alycea Ungaro, coauthor of the new Home Workout book and DVD set, who designed these total-body exercises to give extra attention to toning your abs. Our testers, who had tykes ranging from 2 months to nearly 2 years old, lost an average of 1 1/4 inches from their waists in one month. Once you’ve got the green light from your doc to start exercising again, do the workout twice a week and aim for three weekly cardio sessions. And don’t worry, we’re not going to ask you to hoist any babies like hand weights; all you need is a set of 3- to 5-pound dumbbells. The babes snooze, you lose!

Click here to get the routine and video demonstrations for each move!