Fitness Freak American Mom Workout With Kids During Daily House Work

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This American super-fit mum thought she’d struggle to find the time to exercise with four kids to look after – but she’s found an amazing way to include the tots in her workout. Fitness fanatic and super-mum Jennifer Gelman, 40, uses her four energetic sons to help keep up with her impressive exercise regime – by creating sweat-inducing workouts based around childcare, playtime activities and chores.

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Children Ethan, eight, Adam, six, Max, four, and two-year-old Gavin help their yummy mummy work up a sweat as they unpack groceries, do the laundry and tackle bath time together – all while helping Jennifer hone her svelte physique.

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Jennifer, a former special education teacher and professor, trained as a group fitness trainer specialising in pre- and post-natal fitness, yoga and nutrition after the family moved to Prague for her husband’s work.

The Californian mum was a former teacher and fitness trainer specialising in pre and post-natal fitness, yoga and nutrition.

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She said: “Before having children I was very active.

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“Due to my passion for fitness I didn’t think I would struggle to make time for exercise when I became a mum – but I quickly learned how difficult it was, due to the constant demands and low energy levels when running on little sleep. But I was still determined to find a way.

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She launched BWMC Fitness, which stands for Baby, Where’s My Coffee, to help parents find the athlete in them.

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“This phrase stuck, and I felt it symbolised so many things for me as a parent including the need for coffee in order to run on such little sleep, and the importance of a keeping a sense of humour within the chaos of raising a family,” she explained.

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“As a parent, I need more energy, stamina, endurance, and strength than ever before. Making time for fitness had given me these things, and it also helps me take better care of my family.

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“I know how hard it can be to make time for fitness with a family, but I also know that with a little creativity it can be done. The best outcome from this type of fitness has been the effect on my children – they are constantly coming up with their own workout ideas for us to try together.

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