Quick Whole Body Workout for Busy Parents

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I’m a big believer that people can make time for exercise if they prioritize it, even when they’re busy. But leave it to parenthood to turn everything upside down! Becoming a mom in the last year has made prioritizing exercise exponentially harder. So parents, or otherwise really busy people– I see you! This one’s for you!

Here are a few workout ideas you can do at home with minimal equipment and maximal efficiency. If you can get just a couple of these in during a nap or downtime, you’ve done a quick “whole body” workout. Research shows that even a short workout has physical, mental, and mood benefits.

No equipment:

  • Up-down plank
  • Side plank leg raises
  • Single leg bridge + pulses


  • Squat to overhead press

We know your to-do list is huge but do yourself and those you love a favor and don’t forget to invest in yourself. You only get one body, it’s important to take the time to take care of it. Schedule your free assessment or initial evaluation at one of our Chicago, Wilmette, or Deerfield React Physical Therapy locations.