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Parents: How Do You Find Time to Exercise?

As the weather turns colder, there are fewer options for working out with a child. What do you do?

Taking care of children is a full-time job. Add to that housework and a job that brings in income and there is little time for other activities.

Before I had my son, I dreamed of being able to work out with him, either nearby playing or as part of my workout routine. In a perfect world, that would work, but I don’t live in a perfect world. The warmer weather meant we could go for walks together to get some exercise, but now the weather is getting colder and there are fewer options.

Here are some online resources for parenting exercice:

But what really works for you? How do you find time to keep healthy as a parent? Do you have a good workout routine that also keeps a child entertained? 

Adam Marks October 07, 2012 at 02:16 PM
As a trainer, I've tried to teach my clients how to exercise more efficiently when you don't have time and to convince them that there is plenty you can do with just a mat and an open space in the comfort of your own home. It's really just a matter of making it a priority and holding yourself accountable. Difficult for parents, totally, but well worth it.
Susie Martin October 07, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Curves in Berwyn opens at 5:30am and has a very friendly bunch of women who exercise there. It's great to exercise early and a great start to the day.
Jennifer Cybulski October 08, 2012 at 01:34 PM
6 Keys Pilates offers morning lessons, afternoon classes and Saturdays! manayunkpilates. com
Lindsay at Flag Lady Gifts October 08, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Our next-door neighbor, Fit Body Bootcamp, has classes before work, after bus pickup, and after work. I highly recommend Bill's classes to anyone looking to shape up or to improve an already sound fitness base! Personally, I try to work out before the kids wake up, or while we watch TV after they're in bed.
Kelly Kolb October 21, 2012 at 01:21 PM
I got a membership to the LA Fitness in Abington. The have better Kidz Club hours than the one closer to my house. Baby has fun with the other kids while I work out and I can still sneak a peek to see how she's doing between sets.

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