Nap Time, No Equipment Workout

Between (what seems like) never-ending sicknesses and classic Austin winter weather (aka unpredictability), it seems like we’ve been spending more time than usual at home. And as much as I love being confined indoors with my children 24/7, this mama needs to get those endorphins flowing and MOVE! I’ve found that even when I do a 10 minute mini-workout, I’m a much happier, more patient mama. 

The bad news? It can be especially hard in the winter months to get motivated to get to the gym or to a workout class.

The good news? You can still get your heart rate up and get a killer workout at home, even if you have to squeeze it in during nap time!

I’ve been a fitness instructor specifically to mamas for four years now, so planning quick and adaptable nap time workouts is my jam. Make yourself some room on the floor, grab some water, crank up the tunes (maybe in the headphones!) and let’s sweat!

Mama’s Nap Time Sweat Sesh

For this workout, the only equipment you’ll need is yourself! We’re going to get the heart rate up quickly, giving it ALL we’ve got to get results quick. For this ladder workout, you’ll want to start at the top, work your way down, and back up (10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 then 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10). Repeat as many times as possible, ideally completing at least 3 sets. Short on time? Break them up throughout the day! As always, please remember to only complete this workout if you’ve been cleared by your physician to exercise. 


Need clarification on any of the above exercises? Use the links below to get a visual and to see proper form.




Plank Shoulder Taps

Jumping Jacks

Wall Sit 

Questions? Leave them in the comments below!


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