5 Jogging Stroller Exercises (Besides Jogging)

The jogging stroller can be an active family's ticket to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and getting (sometimes much-needed) exercise.

But what do you do when you want to get in a workout beyond just walking or running?

You grab the kiddo, put him or her in the jogger and head out—just as you would if you wanted to log some miles. The stroller offers plenty of opportunities to add resistance exercises to your regimen and get in a heart pounding, total-body circuit workout.

Babies will be happy to stay in the stroller as you perform this workout, and as your child gets older, stopping to do each exercise will become a great chance for them to get out of the stroller and stretch their legs. Or they can try to do the exercises, too, to give you a little competition.

To start, walk or run for 10 minutes. When you stop (don't forget to put on the brake), perform 12 to 15 reps of the following exercises.

After completing the circuit, return to a walk or run for five minutes. Make a total of 3 to 5 stops before cooling down and heading home.

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Kimberly Truesdell

Kimberly Truesdell is the author and creator of Healthy Strides, a healthy living and lifestyle blog. After losing 120 pounds, she developed a passion for health and fitness and began to document her passions on the blog. She is an avid runner, ACE certified personal trainer and a group fitness instructor.

Kimberly Truesdell is the author and creator of Healthy Strides, a healthy living and lifestyle blog. After losing 120 pounds, she developed a passion for health and fitness and began to document her passions on the blog. She is an avid runner, ACE certified personal trainer and a group fitness instructor.

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