With Christmas just around the corner, it means we’d all be making New Year’s resolutions pretty soon. We’re quite sure ‘lose weight’ would occupy a line on that list by half the world’s population. But we all know only a handful of us ever make it past February.
The challenge is even greater among working moms, juggling deadlines and diapers 24/7. Where does fitness even fit in?
Thankfully, there are apps designed for working moms and busy parents that you can download on your phone so you can easily workout at home for at least 5 minutes per day. It’s perfectly achievable. Now is the best time to start so you can fight off the holiday weight and be swimsuit-ready by summer.
Here are the 5 best fitness apps for busy working moms like you:
No gym, no excuse. This fitness app has something for every working mom of every shape and size. You can choose from 5 to 60 minute workout routines and exercise plans ranging from strength training, yoga, cardio, or just stretching.
- 7 Minute Workout by Perigee
For those of you who absolutely hate working out but have to because you have to shed the pregnancy weight off, this might be the app for you. The 7 Minute Workout App transforms your sweat session into a game. You will perform a series of movements for 7 minutes that will count as your exercise for the day. You can track your daily workout activities and if you miss 3 sessions in a month – you’ll have to start over. That should be enough to keep your workout streak running. You can even invite friends to join your fitness journey and compete against each other!
An app created by BeHappyMum for moms, promises to help you get rid of “those saggy mummy bits.” Downloading this fitness app will not only give you 5 and 10 minute home workouts that let you choose which part of your body the exercise should target, you get a hilarious British trainer offering you support all the way, too!
- Fit Mummy Project
This fitness app created by Kimmy Smith was specifically designed for mothers, especially for those who just recently gave birth. It offers quick 15-minute workouts to help you repair your pelvic floor and heal a stomach separation. FitMummy Project also features yoga and meditation exercises to promote overall well-being.
- 5 Minute Yoga
Get back into the swing of having a daily exercise routine by downloading the 5 Minute Yoga app. It’s perfect for yoga enthusiasts of all levels. This app offers 5-minute yoga sessions with simple and clear instructions on how to execute the poses – a great way to squeeze a daily yoga routine into your busy schedule.
Download on iOS
This list has been adapted from CoolMomTech’s article here.
Try out at least one of these cool apps and get started on becoming the fittest working mom you can be.
Do you have other fitness apps that you can recommend to other working moms? Let us know in the comments below!