Being a mom with a young kid is a busy time of life. But many of us still want to fit in some fitness when we can. One great way to do that is with the My Fitness by Jillian Michaels fitness app. Take it with you on the go and fit in a little fitness whether at home or away.
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I will make a commission if you subscribe to the app. I’m promoting it simply because it was recommended to me by a mom friend and I really love the flexibility it gives you.
Scroll to the bottom for a video tutorial on how to use the app.
Why is this the perfect fitness app for moms?
What makes this app great for moms is the flexibility. You can select short 7 minute workouts or longer full workouts if you can find the time. 7 minutes can be done while your child is eating, while you’re watching TV, or while your kid plays at the park. Time is hard to come by as a mom but 7 minutes can be found at least once per day. Fit in a few 7 minute sessions and you’ll get an even better workout throughout the day.
You can fully customize workouts for 10, 20, 30, or 45 minutes. No more skipping parts of the workout or trying to remember a replacement move as you select the moves you want. Select a workout type and then go through and quickly select the moves you want to do before hitting go. The app includes videos for moves you don’t know or have forgotten how to do. Form is important to get the most out of the workout and avoid injury! I love to set up my routine for the next day before I go to bed at night.
No equipment needed
Don’t have much equipment at home or doing it on the go? Go into the settings and you can select the equipment you have! The app will automatically filter to show only moves that you have the equipment for. If you plan to work out at home it’s a good idea to have a set of dumbbells around and a yoga mat for your knees. If you’re a mom you likely have a soft play mat for your little one anyway which can double as some great padding. This baby care play mat is my personal favorite.
I always find it easier to workout with a little music. If you go into your settings on the app you can set it up to play your workout music when you’re using the app. Not only can you choose the music but you can also set it to pick the best song for the workout and set it to match the music to the pace of your workout! Now your music will be in sync with your workout helping you to work even harder. There, of course, is still the option to use the music built into the app if you want.
Are you ready for more? Once you get in the habit of working out you may be ready for longers workouts. There is always the option to customize a longer workout. But the My Fitness by Jillian Michaels app also includes great workouts designed and led by the amazing Jillian Michaels. There is even one called Bounce Back Baby designed especially for postpartum mamas looking to start getting back into shape.