If you haven’t tried working out with your mom before, Mother’s Day may just be the perfect time to try it!
Since it’s just around the corner, I’m sure you’re already thinking of what to give her or where to take her on that special day.
So here are 5 fun and mommy-friendly fitness activities that you can do together on Mother’s Day.
If you’re both trying out Yoga for the first time, it’s best to try Hatha, which is slower paced and gentler than other varieties. But if you want something more challenging, and if your mom is up for it, try Aerial Yoga, a type of yoga that combines traditional yoga poses, pilates and dance with the use of a soft hammock.
2. Barre Workout
Back in the day, your mom could’ve brought you to ballet classes when you were younger, now it’s time for you to take her to a ballet-inspired workout. Barre workouts use the barre (obviously) as a prop to focus on your balance as well as isometric strength workout. It’s a total body workout that can help you achieve lean muscles without bulk, enhance flexibility and improve balance which are very important in aging adults.
3. Water Aerobics
This activity will take your mom back to the 80’s but this time, with a different twist. Don’t worry about not knowing how to swim because water aerobics are conducted in the shallow level of the pool. This type of workout focuses on endurance and resistance training while enjoying a fun atmosphere.
4. Tai Chi
This Chinese Martial Art has numerous health benefits. It doesn’t just offer an after-burn effect but Tai Chi also helps improve mobility and fight depression and stress.
5. Spin Class
Biking with your mom sounds like a fun activity but what if one or both of you don’t know how to ride a bicycle or own one? No problem, just take her to a Spin Class instead! Indoor Cycling is a cardio workout that involves a stationary bike, a trainer, a bumping music and a fun atmosphere. Make sure to pick a Spin Class that is appropriate for your mom’s fitness capabilities.