06/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

No Gym? No Time? No Worry: Use Wings to Get Fit in a Hurry!

The first thing that seems to disappear in the life of many new moms is "their fitness routine". It is very easy to get caught up in the "mommy world" and put everyone else first but ourselves! For women who have toddlers and pre-school aged children at home, finding the time to work out can be quite the challenge. Not everyone has a nanny, a cousin or even a babysitter to watch the children while you get a quick workout in at the gym. However, do we really need to go to the gym all the time to get an effective workout? As a spokesperson for various fitness products , I knew all too well about the options for home workouts. However, as a former gym groupie it was very difficult for me to think about exercising at home. However, with two sets of pre-school aged twins at home, going to the gym was not an option. I was lucky to be able to brush my hair and throw a on a coat of lipgloss. Who was I kidding with my thoughts of going to the gym for an hour? What most of us don't realize is that working out at home can keep you in the loop of the fitness world!

The most rewarding element about home workouts is that you can exercise with your children. We should all be teaching our children about exercise as early as the toddler years. Believe it or not, you CAN workout with your children. You just need to be a little creative and get back to the basics.. My favorite workout with my four little ones involves creating your own obstacle course. All you need are fairy wings or superhero capes, a tambourine, hopscotch mats and hula hoops. Simple moves like skipping is great for the quads. Jumping in and out of the hula hoops tones the gluteal area or buttocks and incorporating a tambourine increases the overall aerobic intensity. Check out the video to see how you can workout with your children right in your own backyard. The best part about this workout is what your neighbors will be saying when they see you skipping around the yard in fairy wings. Stir things up in the neighborhood this Spring & give this workout a try