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Mom Shamed for Working Out at Target Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Photograph by Sia Cooper

Sia Cooper, the super-fit mom behind Diary of a Fit Mommy, decided to have some fun at her empty, local Target and squeeze in some squats and lunges while pushing her daughter in a cart.

"Getting it done in @Target because it’s only the most (magical) place in the entire world (besides Disney World). So, if you saw a weirdo working out in Target today—yup, that was me! Who needs a friggin’ gym," she wrote on Instagram.

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Getting it done in @Target because it's only the most magic place in the entire world (besides Disney world). So if you saw a weirdo working out in Target today-yup that was me! Who needs a friggin' gym.🤷🏽‍♀️ Thanks @target

But of course, people took her impromptu sweat sesh personally. The comments came rolling in when Self magazine regrammed her video in October.

"Go to your house to work out. You are obstructing the aisle." (Is it just us, or does that aisle look pretty empty?)

"This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen!! Target is a sacred place of awesomeness!! Don't make me feel bad for roaming the aisles while snacking on cheese doodles!!"

"Who has time to work out in Target. 🙄"

"Just shop and spend time with your kid!"

Trying to make time to exercise is already hard enough, especially when you're a mom of two toddlers. (We feel for you, Sia!) And, although we can't really imagine working out when there's rosé and cheese crackers staring right at us in aisle three, we get that for some people, when the "fitspiration" hits, you've got to act immediately before the moment's gone. And hey, if you had to work out somewhere, why not at Target, aka heaven on earth?

Cooper took it all in stride, though, and clapped back with even more workout videos in other stores.

"So, someone negatively commented yesterday that I should’ve done my video in Walmart because I would’ve fit in better (in regards to my viral Target workout video), referring to the common thought that Walmart is a crazy, trashy place. Soooo ... I did! Because that’s how I clapback at my haters. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼," she wrote after her Target video went viral.

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So someone negatively commented yesterday that I should've done my video in Walmart because I would've fit in better (in regards to my viral Target workout video) referring to the common thought that Walmart is a crazy, trashy place. Soooo... I did! Because that's how I clapback at my haters. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Carrier is from @lillebaby. They're the best!! 💜

She proved she could gym it up at a more upscale store, too, while grabbing some snacks for the kids AND carrying a toddler at Whole Foods.

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💜WHOLE FOODS WORKOUT💜Lets go! Grabbed some snacks for the kiddos while grabbing a quick workout, too. Cause why not? @wholefoods #wholefoods

The fit mom can't stop, won't stop. Just last week she posted a wine workout at a supermarket, where she curled a couple bottles of reds. (Holler if you need us to help make those bottles lighter!)

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SUPERMARKET WINE WORKOUT🍷

"I kept creating the supermarket workout videos despite the haters to show them that I’m not backing down from what I believe in just because they disagree. Besides, they took a silly and fun video and made it into something way too serious," Cooper tells Mom.me. "It was meant to be a joke while relaying the message that, 'Hey, you can multitask and get shit done if you need to.'"

Her followers can expect to see more of her in-store workout routines in the future. (Hey, whatever helps us justify eating more of those Costco samples!)

And, if you're looking to do some sets and reps in the privacy of your own home, here are some realistic (and we mean realistic) workout routines for moms.

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