A US father has written a book telling other dads how to turn their babies into gym equipment, indicating there could be a market for parent-friendly exercise.
Joshua Levitt says he wrote Baby Barbells after trying to soothe his baby one day after work by lying on his back and lifting her up and down.
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“I was saying, ‘baby up, baby down’ and [she] started giggling away. At the same time, I started to feel the burn in my triceps. I realised I was on to something – this was multitasking,” Levitt says.
From there, he developed an entire exercise routine, including moves called baby bench press, lullaby lunges and peek-a-boo pop-ups.
“I knew I wouldn’t be winning any body-building contests this way, but I realised at that point that I was in the worst shape of my life. I had to do something,” he says.
If it’s possible to write a book about baby-inspired workouts, surely there are other exercise concepts that are equally as quirky that could be commercialised. Can you think of any?