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There are actually fewer hours in a mom’s day — did you know that? Ok, maybe not, but doesn’t it feel that way sometimes? It’s hard enough to find time to brush your teeth and pee, let alone squeeze in a workout. Nap times and bed times are often good options, but let’s be honest, sometimes you need rest yourself! I love finding ways to get a sweat without sacrificing time needed to do other things — especially spending time with my little ones. Next time you head to the park with your kiddos, give this workout a try! I recommend starting your workout with a walk or jog — you pick the pace and length. Finding a playground either within walking distance or with great trails is a perfect way to get your cardio in beforehand.

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Once you’re at the playground, try this leg circuit workout as your little ones play. Repeat the five exercises three to five times for a real calf burner! And if you want to kick your workout up a notch, check out the “Pump it Up” version of several moves!

Lunges: 10 on each leg (Pump it up: walking lunges)


Calf raises: 10 regular, 10 inverted (toes pointed in), 10 everted (toes pointed out)


Squats: 15 (Pump it up: jump squats)


Step-ups: 10 (Pump it up: box jumps on a bench, stairs, anything you can use!)


Plié squats: 15 (Pump it up: tip toe plié squats)

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>> Read more: Ultimate Playground Workout [VIDEO]

Knock those exercises out, then hop on the jungle gym and have some fun with your littles.


Photo Courtesy of Fallon Lee