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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Any fitness training ideas for a working mum?

    Hi Fitness Community!

    Do you have any fitness/ training suggestions or ideas for a busy working mum who is always tired! I've been an exercise addict for years but it seems over the last 6 months i've really let it slide and I am feeling like i need to get fit again! I havent put on any weight thank fully but miss the feeling of being fit and active and sweating!!

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  • Gavin Janit

    Personal Trainer

    Gavin is a Tennis Australia Level II certified coach as well as a Fitness Australia Cert IV Qualified Personal Trainer. Gavin holds a Master’s Degree … View Profile

    Hi Nicky,

    There are many ways you can get involved in excercise again but in my opinion the best way to excercise is to find an activity you can do with your kids. I am not sure how old your kids are but if they are young, there are many yoga, pilates and strength training classes that incorporate classes into each move. If they are older, try find an activity like bike riding or a family walk would be good to take after dinner especially now that summer is around the corner.

    Some other options would be to get up 30mins earlier than you usually do a few days a week, you might find excercising before work will give you the energy you need to get through the day.  Another option would be to excercise at work during your lunch break and try finding a colleague or two to participate with you.  Hope this helps, let me know if you try any of these options and how they go for you.

  • Nicky @team healthshare

    HealthShare Member

    Thanks Gavin! Totally agree you need to involve the kids- I am walking with a friend (and the babies) this morning so we can do it together. I also took your advice and got up at 6am yesterday and did a cardio pilates class while my husband looked after our child - I was back home by 7.30 which was perfect timing and i felt GREAT (my muscles are very sore today). It's the first time i've exercised by myself in the morning in over 18 months! Great to have the old me back! I agree with you that exercise in the morning is the best way to go- energises you for the day ahead!

  • Gavin Janit

    Personal Trainer

    Gavin is a Tennis Australia Level II certified coach as well as a Fitness Australia Cert IV Qualified Personal Trainer. Gavin holds a Master’s Degree … View Profile

    Happy to hear it worked and you felt great:)

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