They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and this definitely applies to my mum and I! She has been a bikini competitor too and really is my inspiration! So this mother’s day we’re planning on having an active mother daughter day. I can’t think of a better way to show my Mum what she means to me, than getting outdoors, working up a sweat and pushing each other to keep improving.


Why not spend some quality time with Mum, or your best girlfriend, this mother’s day getting active too? You’ll have the opportunity to bond, generate endorphins and most likely have a giggle too. If you prefer gym sessions, you can always get a guest pass from your gym and show your mum the ropes (or if she’s anything like my Mum, she’ll show you!). If outdoor sessions are your thing why not take on a coastal walk or hike together. I find some of my best conversations with girlfriends have happened while walking. There’s something about epic scenery that really helps me put things in perspective.


You can follow up your walk with some core work or a booty session if you’ve got your booty band handy. Another option is to take a class together, like yoga, or if you’re feeling adventurous you could try something fun. There are plenty of themed classes these days, such as 90s themed dance classes and hip hop yoga. Or you could book a private session for just you and your mum, where you will get superstar treatment with the health and fitness expert of your choice!


If you want to keep things simple this Mother’s day, and just spend some time together breaking a sweat, I have put together a gym-based session, and a home or outdoor session for you and mum to try!


HOME/ OUTDOOR WORKOUT


What you will need:

  • - Booty band (perfect Mother’s day gift if your Mum doesn’t already have any)

  • - Towel

  • - Skipping rope


Tips: if any exercises are too challenging just leave out the booty band


Superset 1:

  • - 2 sets 20 booty band squat pulses

  • - 2 sets 20 booty band step outs

  • - 2 sets 20 booty band kick backs

 


Superset 2:

  • - 3 sets 15 glute bridge (booty band)

  • - 3 set 15 push up position + leg raises (booty band optional)

 


Superset 3:

  • - 3 sets 15 side plank + leg raise (booty band optional)

  • - 3 sets 20 reverse plank step in/outs (booty band optional)

 


Superset 4:

  • - Plank hold 40 sec

  • - Skipping/ jump rope 40 sec


GYM WORKOUT


What you will need:

  • - Booty band

  • - Towel

  • - Gym access


Tips: ensure to go light if you are unsure of the suitable weight for any activity


Superset 1:

  • - 2 sets 20 booty band pulse squats

  • - 2 sets 20 booty band step outs

  • - 2 sets 20 booty band kick backs

 


Superset 2:

  • - 3 sets of 12 Dumbbell deadlift

  • - 3 sets of 12 each leg Dumbbell curtsy lunges


Superset 3:

  • - 3 sets of 12 Goblet squat + calf raise

  • - 3 sets of 12 each side Booty band lateral walk

 


Superset 4:

  • - 3 sets 15 each leg Bench kick back crossover

  • - 3 sets 15 each leg Side plank leg raise

  • - 3 sets 40 seconds Mountain climbers


TIP: Don’t forget to do a warm up and cool down that involves gross motor, or whole body activity, combined with stretching and mobility work.


If you or your mum enjoyed these workouts, be sure to check out my training plans here. I have plans for beginners all the way through to experienced and have different programs for different goals.


 

Are you looking to add a fit gift to your mother’s day workout? Why not treat your mum to a stack of her favorite supplements or a Lauren Simpson Gift Card so she can choose for herself! And don’t forget to share your fit Mother’s day with me on social media, tag me @LaurenSimpsonFitness and use my hashtag #LSFbabes if you and your Mum give one of my workouts a go!

 

Keep your eyes peeled for my mother-daughter training session with my mum!

 


And to all the wonderful Mother’s out there,


Happy Mother’s Day!


Love

Lauren

xoxo