#9 Baby Bench Press (A)
BABY BENCH PRESS: (A) Lie faceup on the floor with your knees bent. Contract your abs and squeeze your shoulder blades together. Hold your baby securely and bring him close to your chest.
#10 Baby Bench Press (B)
BABY BENCH PRESS: (B) Pause, then lower your baby to the starting position. Do 10 reps, rest and play, then do 2 more sets.
PLIES AND WALKING LUNGES: Place your baby in a front carrier, making sure his head is well supported. Begin with 2 minutes of baby dancing to warm up, then alternate 1 minute of baby pliés with 1 minute of walking lunges (next slide). Alternate the combination 4 times for 4 minutes. To cool down, walk for 2 minutes, then take your baby out of the carrier and stretch for 2 minutes.
BABY PLIÉ: Stand with your feet farther than hip-width apart, turning feet out slightly. Keep your abs drawn in and bend your knees, lowering your hips and pressing your weight into the heels [shown]. Slowly straighten your legs and squeeze your buttocks to return to standing.
#12 Walking Lunges
WALKING LUNGES: Stand tall and look straight ahead. Take a large step forward with your right leg and bend both knees 90 degrees. Keep your front knee over your ankle as your back knee approaches the floor, heel lifted [shown]. Push off the back leg and step your feet together. Repeat with the opposite leg.
Pliés and lunges tone the quadriceps, hamstrings, buttocks and calves.