TV Workout Ideas For Busy Mums

We know what you’re thinking. It’s VERY true that it can be difficult to summon up the energy to exercise when you’ve spent all day looking after a tantrumming toddler.

But, the experts tell us that a good work-out is a guaranteed stress-reliever and that a sustained exercise regime will actually make you feel more awake at the end of a long day. Plus, we reckon you might deserve a tiny morsel of cake when you’ve finished one of these routines – so that’s surely incentive enough?

#1 Postnatal Rescue Erin O’Brien


Erin O’Brien’s Postnatal Rescue

First things first – if you’ve just had a baby, you might be tempted to get going on the hardcore training – but GO EASY! You’ve just grown an actual human, so start with something a little gentler and make sure you get your doctor’s approval before cracking on with some exercise. We love Erin O’Brien’s Postnatal Rescue – it focuses on strengthening your core and pelvic floor muscles and has three stages to work through. Yes, it’s a tiny bit cheesy, but it includes a cameo from Erin’s hottie husband – James Denton of Desperate Housewives fame. Bonus!

#2 The Body Coach TV


The Body Coach TV

Joe Wicks – AKA the Body Coach – is an Internet phenomenon, with millions of people all over the globe swearing by his work-outs and recipes. Wicks focuses on High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), where you work up a sweat quickly during intense bursts of exercise, followed by less hardcore recovery periods. He posts new work-outs every single week on his YouTube channel, so it’s worth tuning in

 #3 JoinFlex TV


Joinflex tv

This is a brilliant website where you can join work-outs with real personal trainers wherever you are on the globe. You can tune into Pilates, dance, Zumba or aerobics classes and get the encouragement as if you’re in a class, even though you’re in the comfort of your own home. There’s even a class for mummies, designed to give us better bellies, bottoms and thighs in 30 minutes. We’re game, if you are?

  • #4 Davina’s Fit in 15

  • wo4

We love a bit of Davina, and she’s a total hero for regaining THOSE abs after having three children. Yes, we may be more than a little jealous – but thankfully she promises to help us sort out our tummies in this wicked little exercise DVD. If you fancy working up a real sweat in a short time, this is the work-out for you. Perfect for nap-time exercising.