Scooter Fitness For Mums
“Since I’m trying to lose weight and not keen on being in a gym, when I was presented the opportunity to try out the “Scooter Fitness For Mums” workout, created by Micro Scooters UK (www.micro-scooters.co.uk) and Mari-Anne Elder. I couldn’t pass it up especially as I have always thought my son’s scooter looked like so much fun!
Since my son’s scooter was meant for under-12s, I was kindly provided with a Micro Sprite to try out. It took no time to assemble (and I was impressed with how easily and compactly it folds down, too, for travel).
I’ve done a lot of different fitness routines over the years, and so I was impressed with the overall range that Mum’s Fit provided – a good warm up, toning, sculpting (with a bit utilizing the scooter itself as a weight), and finishing up with a good stretch – but it was the actual gliding exercises that cinched it for me. The simple act of having to stabilize one leg on the moving scooter really targeted my inner and outer thighs. Oh, and did I mention – it was a hoot!!!
I was pleased to discover that the gliding part of the workout wasn’t as tough as I feared it would be (in terms of coordination).
And while this is a fantastic workout wherever you go, you don’t actually need a ton of room if you don’t want to/can’t hit the pavement. The instructions do recommend (a) not to try it on wet ground and (b) to use it on flat ground – but since I’m living in Wales (it rains a lot), and there isn’t much flat space in this town, I’m took it under caution as I rolled up and down the one-track road we live on. I’m gaining confidence slowly, and may eventually be brave enough to give it a go into town (where I live, there’s an uphill bit each way….)
Bottom line: it’s a really fun workout, and you can combine it with a scoot along with your kids. The website suggests starting a club with other mums – which I think would be really fun group workout!”