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Just a few weeks ago, I was reveling in healthy living at the beach with my kids. Now that I'm back in the NYC grind, I find myself constantly working—but never working out. The closest I've come to a gym session was popping into an Equinox to let my son use the bathroom. I'm completely consumed by back to school, back to work, and I do have that newborn daughter to care for.

This time last year, working out wasn't even on my mind. But after a summer of fun and fitness, I'm distressed about my return to an over-scheduled, sedentary lifestyle. It's not just about burning calories. I feel tired, overworked, and weighed down. I am fully committed to getting back in the swing of things, but while my family and I are transitioning, I need to take what I can get on the fitness front.

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As always, the man who could turn yawning into exercise, Jay Cardiello has come to the rescue. Along with inspiration and a boost of confidence, Jay delivers great exercises that can be done anytime, anywhere.

The latest mom-themed move is called “rock the cradle,” and it targets all the areas that concern new moms the most—abs, glutes, hamstrings, and thighs. Combining a forward lunge and a knee lift requires both strength and balance, so think like a yogi and power up like a crosstrainer. Check out the video demonstration below and get ready to rock on, cradle rockers!

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