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Fitness & Motherhood

March is here and with that comes college basketball, upsets, Cinderella stories and brackets to fill out in hopes of winning your bracket pool! While your family might be glued to the television for the college tournament you can hit the basketball court for your own March Madness session!  The great thing about this workout is that it can be done on your own or you can recruit some teammates!

The first step is to grab a basketball and then head out to your local basketball court. Channel your inner basketball player and try a new, fun workout!  This workout will focus on cardio exercises and will definitely leave you sweating! 




Warm Up

5 minutes

Run 5 laps around the court + 50 jumping jacks

Full Court Lay Ups

2 minutes

Start at base court line, dribble to opposite basket and do right hand lay up; dribble to opposite basket and do left hand lay up. REPEAT

Half Court Sprint


Down and back starting at the baseline, run to the half court line and back.

Full Court Dribbling

3 minutes

Dribble up and down the full court

Full Court Sprint


Down and back starting at the baseline, run to the opposite baseline and back

Jump Squats


Jump in the air and land in a squat position

Suicide Sprints


Starting at the baseline run to the free throw line and back, half court line and back, opposite free throw line and back and opposite baseline and back.

 Once you finish this workout, if  you still have a little energy and a partner grab the basketball for a little one on one or a quick game of HORSE!  Enjoy the soon-to-be spring weather with a little fresh air and get into the spirit of March Madness!

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About Alison

Alison Neal is the owner of Stroller Strides of Fredericksburg. Stroller Strides is a total body workout that is done alongside your baby. Each instructor modifies the workouts for all fitness levels. As a mother, Alison knows it is hard to fit workouts into a busy schedule, but follow her blog right here for great fitness and healthy living tips! You can also learn more about Stroller Strides by visiting her website.


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