Busy Moms Workout From Home Routine

by November 23, 2012

As a Mom your time is valuable. Most Moms find they have very little time to spend on self-improvement.  But you don’t have to spend hours at a gym to get healthy! By spending 10-15 minutes of focused time to workout from home each day you can improve your overall health and be an even better Mom.

Toss aside visions of yourself spending hours at an expensive gym and lace up your sneakers because here is ShapeWell’s Mom Workout From Home routine that will get you moving.

Do each exercise for 1 minute each, for best results repeat the circuit 2-3 times a day.

Marching To Warm Up: March in place for 1 minute at a brisk pace, get those knees up ladies.



Lie on your stomach as if you’re going to do a push-up, put your forearms on the ground instead of your hands.

Your elbows should line up directly underneath your shoulders, toes on the ground.  Hold the position and pull your belly button up.

Squeeze your abs and glutes and hold the position to the count of 3.

Couch step-ups 

Step your right foot up onto a kitchen chair or couch and bring your left leg up to meet your right leg.

Step down with left leg only then step back up with your left foot and repeat.

Chair Push-ups

Place your hands wide on the back of a sturdy chair, lower your upper body until your chest is in line with your elbows and push up until your arms are straight.


Lie on your stomach and lift your arms and legs like Superman, hold for a count of 3 and release.

Reverse Push-Upsworkout-from-home-reverse-push-up

Sit on the edge of a chair or couch. Place your hands on the edge of the seat beside you and your legs straight out in front of you with feet flat on the floor.

Lift your hips up off the seat. Bend your elbows to 90 degrees, while bending your knees so your seat lowers towards the floor. Hold to the count of 3 and then straighten arms.

Plank abductions

Hold plank as you did in #2, but lift one leg out to the side then the other.


Stand straight and hold your arms at shoulder height.  Perform a squat until you look as though you are about sit in a chair and stand up.


workout-from-home-push-upLie face down on the floor with your toes curled upwards towards your head so the balls of your feet are on the ground. Place your hands palm down approximately shoulder width apart under your chest.

Raise yourself by straightening your arms, your weight should be supported by your hands and the balls of your feet. Lower yourself until your elbows are at 90 degrees and hold.  You can modify by putting your knees on the ground to make it easier.

Exercise is a great stress reliever and good for your health.  It’s important for busy Moms to take time out when possible to take care of themselves.

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