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5 Fun Fitness Activities for Busy Working Moms


Bring on today’s guest post from Mianna Korben. When she reached out to me about this post topic, I knew it was an important one to have here at When Women Inspire. Busy working moms deserve only the best. If you’re one of them, we hope you have fun, stay fit, and live your best life with the whole family! From roller skating to dance classes, there are plenty of fitness options. Take it away, Mianna:

Even though every mom in the world will agree that having kids is one of the most beautiful and rewarding things in the world, the fact is that the majority of moms nowadays struggle to find a perfect balance between their personal and professional life. This is definitely one of the greatest challenges every mother has to deal with in order to succeed. Juggling between her family and work is undoubtedly one of the toughest things to accomplish, which is why a large number of moms forget to embrace a healthy lifestyle and dedicate some time just to themselves. If you’re one of them, too, be sure to keep on reading because we have a list of five fun fitness activities for busy working moms. Check them out and enjoy!

Roller skating as the ultimate fun activity for the whole family

Roller skating

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Roller skating is at the first place on our list for a good reason – it’s fun, it burns calories, elevates your mood, and your whole family can take part in it! Even though a lot of people think that roller skates are meant for kids only, the truth is that more and more adults these days enjoy cruising the town on these, too. Apart from being extremely fun, roller skating is highly beneficial on numerous levels for the whole family as well. First of all, it’s easy on the joints, and some experts even claim that it has the same benefits as jogging, but without the joint damage. So, if roller skating is your cup of tea, just don’t be afraid to give it a try once again and you won’t regret it!

Dance classes? Why not!

On the other hand, if you’ve always been a dancing queen who loved to leave her heart on the dancefloor, we reckon that you’ll love to sign up for dance classes. First of all, it’s a fantastic way of working out without having a feeling that you actually work out, which is more than perfect for working moms who can’t squeeze in a gym session into their busy schedules. The combination of body exercises and a soothing sound of music is often said to be quite therapeutic, which makes dancing an amazing stress-relieving activity. Make sure to opt for it if you need an emotional outlet from your everyday tasks and responsibilities. Your kids might like going into their own dance class too; it might be something for the whole family.

Cycling for the whole family – even your kids will love it!

You can go wrong with cycling for the whole family

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Cycling found its place on this list simply because it has a wide range of fabulous benefits – both physical and mental. First of all, cycling builds full-body strength simply because every single part of your body is involved in it. Besides that, it’s good for the heart and easy on the joints, too. Cycling is also a perfect activity for the whole family as well, since everyone can hop on their bike and go for the ultimate outdoor adventure.

Of course, you’ll have to bring healthy snacks and bottles of water for the whole family, so make sure to have either a basket or a pannier attached to your bike. You should know that pannier bags are often added to the rear rack, so that moms can carry everything their family may potentially need. These are an absolute must for a lot of families. So be sure to get them and you’ll see an instant improvement!

The multiple benefits of yoga

As you may already know, millions of ladies across the globe have already embraced the art of yoga. It’s ancient Hindu practice that elevates the spirit that contributes to overall well-being, both physical and mental. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yoga practitioner, you enjoy its indisputable benefits.

Yoga can improve your heart health, build muscle strength, and perfect your posture – which is particularly important for working moms who sit a lot in the office. There’s also a wide range of emotional benefits. Yoga is said to relieve stress and anxiety associated with busy moms’ hectic lifestyle. So don’t be afraid to give it a try and you’ll experience its amazing benefits first-hand!

Hiking for all the adventurous moms out there

Hiking for all the adventurous ladies

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Last but not least, hiking is a quite simple, non-demanding activity that provides a lot of fun and moments to remember. Similarly to many activities listed above, you can do it either alone or with your family, depending on the amount of free time you have. Just one hour of hiking can burn about 500 calories, which is more than fantastic – especially for a low-intensity activity like this one. Besides that, hiking trails are usually much softer on the joints than concrete or asphalt, which is why they’re easier on your knees and ankles. Hiking with your kids can also be extremely beneficial as they’ll get a chance to get to know their environment and learn something more about its flora and fauna. Does it get better than that? We don’t think so!

Each of these five fitness activities is absolutely amazing for a lot of reasons. Mainly because the exercises enable you to spend some quality time, either alone or with your whole family, while getting fit and improving your health too. You won’t make a mistake whichever one you as a busy working mom choose. So pick one that appeals to you and give it a shot this weekend. You won’t regret it!

About today’s writer

Mianna Korben is a passionate writer currently living and dreaming in Europe. She is a strong believer that both mental and physical fitness go hand in hand, you can’t have one without the other. And like any other girl, she is guilty of falling in love, over and over again, with premium makeup, fashion and champagne.



  1. theoptimisticmomma August 28, 2018

    Great ideas! I personally love dancing but I hope as my son gets older that we can start cycling more often.

  2. thelonelyauthorblog August 28, 2018

    Great suggestions

  3. christyjo513 September 12, 2018

    We love hiking and biking as a family, just being outside is refreshing and relaxing for the whole family! I would love to get into yoga, but maybe this would be something I’d do alone 😉

  4. Favoursweet September 13, 2018

    Dancing is one thing my family loves to do together. Even the little ones are great dancers 😇

    1. Christy B September 14, 2018

      Aw, kids dancing are so cute :D

    2. Favoursweet September 14, 2018

      Yeah..so true!😀

    3. Christy B October 26, 2018


  5. JordanHill October 22, 2018

    Love those ideas!

    1. Christy B October 26, 2018

      Thanks Jordan!

  6. slimmingtea48 October 26, 2018

    The greatest wealth is Health.

    1. Christy B October 26, 2018


  7. mamakraze November 5, 2018

    Love doing yoga with my daughter and dancing as well! Great ideas!

    1. Christy B November 5, 2018

      Awesome :D

  8. Rossella Suglia November 19, 2018

    great suggestions! Ive been trying to get my mom to do yoga for years – maybe ill show her this post ;)

    1. Christy B February 24, 2019

      Awww I hope you do and that she starts to embrace the yoga moves for better health :)

  9. Jen November 21, 2018

    I love these ideas! My husband and I always talk about rolling blading but haven’t done it yet. They were on our wedding registry but no one bought them for some reason 😂 I’d love to do it with my daughter when she gets a little older though.

    1. Christy B February 24, 2019

      I love that you had fitness stuff on your wedding registry :D

  10. Saguren December 10, 2018

    These all look so fun and exciting but I must say that dancing and ice skating are my favorite (disclaimer: I’m not a busy working mom ;)

  11. 28 karat mom January 24, 2019

    Great recommendations! I have so many fond memories of biking with my family as a kid. ❤️

    1. Christy B January 24, 2019

      Me too! I remember one parent was at the front and then us kids and then the other parent riding at the back of the line down the street :)

  12. Fit and Fabulous Moms January 30, 2019

    These are great ideas. As a busy working mom I sometimes forget that fitness can be fun. Too often it ends up as one more obligation I have to fit into my schedule.

    1. Christy B January 30, 2019

      Yes, and when it’s fun then you’re more likely to WANT to make time for it in the day/evening :) Really it can be just 30 minutes at a time too :)

  13. meghanruth13 February 17, 2019

    Thanks for all the great ideas! As a single, working mother, I struggle to find a way to keep exercise in my daily routine. Exercising with my daughter rather than by myself is a great idea

    1. Christy B February 18, 2019

      I hope you have fun exercising together ~ It’s an opportunity to create memories together in addition to getting your workout on :) Thanks Meghan.

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