10/17/2011 06:05 pm ET Updated Jul 16, 2012

5 Moves to Work Off the Baby Weight

Here are five moves from my Bikini Bootcamp DVD that will help you tone and define your body, increase your calorie burn and help you work off the post-baby weight. Make sure you first have clearance from your doctor before trying these exercises or starting any exercise program.

It is important that you listen to your body at all times. Everyone's starting point to exercise after having a baby is different for many reasons:

1) Some women continued exercising while they were carrying and some did not.

2) Some women may have had complications during their pregnancy.

3) Some women have specific health considerations.

These five time-saving exercises work several muscle groups at the same time so you can maximize your results especially when you are short on time. To make these exercises easier all you have to do is "slow down the pace and/or decrease the weight." Do the pace that you can do with good form and technique.

I recommend starting with no weights or 2-3lb dumbbells for 15 reps.

Once you are familiar with the exercises and you can complete all of the reps with good form, then you can increase the weights to 5-10 lbs, and you can also increase the reps to 15-25 reps.

Do all of these exercises in a circuit format and then repeat the circuit three times for a great total body sculpt.

5 Moves to Work Off The Baby Weight