Stroller Summer Shape-Up {Week 1}

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This post is sponsored by Chicco.

Hi, friends! I have a fun new series for you guys. The moms (and dads) will especially love it. Get your jogging strollers ready!

Once again, I’m working with Chicco, a family-owned company that has manufactured baby gear for more than 50 years. This time, I am featuring their Tre Jogging Stroller in a 3-week Stroller Summer Shape-Up. Each Friday on CNC, you’ll receive a new set of workouts for the upcoming week that you can do with your little one. You’ll get three workouts””each of which will include running (or walking) with a jogging stroller + various strength training and plyometric movements that don’t require any equipment. Basically, you just need your sneakers and your stroller.

With summer right around the corner, I thought this fitness series would be an awesome way to motivate us to get moving and have some fun at the same time. Working out with your child is such a great way to break a sweat and spend some quality time together. Two birds, one stone, baby!

Stroller Summer Shape-Up

Quinn and I have used the Tre non-stop lately, so I’ll be sharing some of its amazing features in my upcoming blog posts. Right off the bat, here are some of the best things about it:

* It has durable, weather-resistant fabric that keeps Quinn dry on drizzle-y mornings. It’s also wipe-able and easy to clean.

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* It has a large canopy with peek-a-boo windows that adjusts to protect Quinn from the elements. I especially love this on sunny days. I always put sunblock on him, but I appreciate the extra sun protection.

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* It has a hand-activated parking brake and swivel lock, so I don’t need to mess around with the tires like some other joggers. (The front wheel locks for stability when running.)

* It has an adjustable suspension for a smooth ride, which is perfect for running on both the sidewalk as well as off-roading on trails.

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* It folds up nice and neat, which allows me to store it just about anywhere, including a self-standing fold for the garage (pictured below), flat fold for the trunk, and compact fold for storage. It’s easy to carry too and not super bulky by any means.

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* AND the Tre fits with all Chicco KeyFit and KeyFit 30 infant car seats, so you can use it from 6 months all the way up until your little one is 50 pounds, which means the Tre has a long lifespan. I wish I knew about the Tre when Quinn was first born because this stroller is the ONLY one we would have needed. It’s basically 3 strollers in one: Infant, jogger, and regular stroller. Be sure to watch the Tre demo video on the Chicco website for more details. The Tre Jogging Stroller is available at ChiccoShop.com and Target for a suggested retail price of $379.99.

Ok, let’s work out!

WORKOUT 1

Ten-2-One Stroller Workout

There’s a 0.75 mile loop around our neighborhood, so I ended up running that distance for each of my intervals. Feel free to personalize this distance based on what works best for you. You can also walk the distance and still get a great workout!

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Just in case you’ve never done a squat or have questions about proper form, here’s an awesome description for how to do a perfect squat.

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You can totally do the push-ups on the ground, but doing them on a curb or bench is also an option. Do what works for you!

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WORKOUT 2

Booty Blast Stroller Workout

Again, feel free to customize the running distance for this workout. There’s a long (quiet) road that is approximately 400 meters in our neighborhood, so I used that for this workout. Feel free to do the same!

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Standing Donkey Kick: Keep your right knee at a 90-degree angle as you kick your leg behind you until your thigh is almost parallel to the ground. Alternate right and left legs, 10 each side (20 total reps is one round).

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Curtsy Squat with Lateral Lift: Cross your right leg behind you to the left, like a curtsy. As you return to a standing position, raise your right leg out to the side to about parallel. (Be sure to keep your left leg straight and your knee soft.) Return to a standing position and repeat, 10 reps on each leg (20 reps total is one round). I stuck with 10 reps on my right leg before moving to the left leg. If you’re more comfortable alternating legs, feel free to do that.

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Single-Leg Squat: Put your weight onto your left leg, bend your right knee to 90 degrees, and then bend your left knee into a squat. Straighten your left leg to complete the rep. Perform 10 reps on each leg (20 reps total is one round).

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WORKOUT 3

20/200 stroller workout

If you’re unsure how to do walking lunges or plyo squats, just click on the links for a video demonstration.

I hope you guys enjoy next week’s workouts. I’ll have 3 more next Friday for the following week. If you have any questions in the meantime, please let me know. I hope you decide to participate in this 3-week challenge. It’s going to be fun!

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25 Comments

  1. This is AWESOME! I have a 6 month old and I haven’t really gotten back into the swing of working out so hopefully this will motivate me. The only downside is that it is already really hot here in Texas…

  2. Hi Tina!
    Thanks for doing this workout. I really need to get in shape, its pathetic. Question, do you think I could walk this workout with the same results? Im not a runner.

  3. This is great! I have an 8 month old & have just recently been interested in working out again. Thank you!

  4. Thanks so much for doing this, Tina!! I don’t have a jogger (but will probably be looking for one, esp since Baby #3 is coming in December!) and these look like fun things I can do even with my older 2 boys biking along side me!! I am excited for the next set of workouts too!! 🙂 Love having easy options for home workouts on days I can’t make it to the gym!

  5. Tina how old was Quinn when you started running with him? I’ve been using this stroller for walks with the car seat attachment but I’m not sure when it’s safe to start running with a baby. Just curious what you did. Thanks for the workout!

  6. I’m so excited you are posting stroller workouts. I just had a baby in March and have been wanting to try a baby bootcamp or stroller workouts but we don’t have any that meet near me. Thank you for posting these, they have definitely motivated me to get moving!

  7. Hey! Just found your blog and I am 7 weeks pp, I am having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. I love running, but apparently my bladder doesn’t at the moment any suggestions for motivation?

    1. I’m so glad you found CNC! Welcome! 🙂

      As far as motivation, I know you said you like running, but your bladder is still healing (get your kegals on, girl!), so what about breaking the running up with some other movements? I’m a big fan of CrossFit-style workouts with running mixed in. Here are a few posts I’ve written recently with some workouts mixed in. I hope this helps! 🙂

      http://carrotsncake.com/2014/11/9-workouts-to-do-during-naptime.html

      http://carrotsncake.com/tag/stroller-summer-shape-up

      http://carrotsncake.com/2015/06/how-to-get-motivated-to-exercise-during-nap-time.html

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