8 Easy Exercises Moms Can Do at the Playground (PHOTOS)

playground workoutAs busy moms, we often don't have a second to spare for ourselves or our workouts. That's why doing double duty on our errands and exercise is the best gift we can give ourselves.

That's where the playground comes in. It's just for children, right? Wrong.

It turns out you can get one of the best workouts of your life using only what you find at the playground. Swings, slides, monkey bars, ladders -- all of it can become your own personal ninja warrior circuit!

To make it even more like a game, rest while your child plays -- so in other words, you do an exercise on the slide while she climbs the ladder, then you rest while she slides down. She'll love it, too!

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Do you ever sneak exercise in at the playground?


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Rumsita Rumsita

Let's just make sure the moms who are using the playground actually have their kids with them, and are staying off equipment that children want to use.  If the playground is empty, fine, but there are too many around here who don't get out of the way when kids actually want to use the park equipment, and sometimes they don't even have kids with them.  It's pretty rude.

CrazyAZ CrazyAZ

I don't agree with the above poster. Public parks are fair game for all! Not saying anyone should be rude or inconsiderate, definitely take turns as necessary. I do a lot of my workouts at parks. Sprint around the equipment a few time, pull-ups (jump if you have to, reverse pull-ups are good practice too if you can't so pull-ups), ladder climbing, crawling -- all great exercises!

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