Fitting in Fitness
We're going out on a limb here and guessing your to-do list is a mile long. Kids need homework help, dogs need walking, laundry needs folding, and, um, Netflix needs watching. It's a challenge we all face. There are 24 hours in a day yet we struggle to find 30 minutes for a quick workout. But fear not! We chatted with three local fitness powerhouses on how to fit in a workout when it seems impossible. And perhaps more important, they told us what to do when it actually is impossible.
Advice from the Pros
Owner at studioVIBE on days when a workout just isn't happening
When there is no time for an "official" workout, I really try to eat right. I jack up my water to around 100 ounces, start my day with a smoothie full of greens and cross my fingers that I have a healthy meal from Supper Meals coming or waiting for me in the fridge.
Co-Owner at YoBa Studio on quick movements for crazy days
Sometimes you have to get creative but any type of movement is better than none! 100 jumping jacks, a short walk, running the stairs, etc. However, I feel there is always time for a few Sun Salutations or a quick walk with my pup.
Burn Wake Forest Trainer on getting it done!
One trick would be to dive right into your workout first thing in the morning. I work out between 5-6am and I find that if I wait until later in the day my chances decrease by 40%. Another tip would be understanding that a 45-minute workout in a 24 hour day is only 3% of your whole day! People make time for what is important and investing in your health and fitness should be at the top of that list.