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Personal Training for the Busy Professional: Fitting Fitness into Your Schedule

Though working out can sometimes feel like a chore, it is important to ensure you can fit it into your schedule, no matter how busy life gets. After all, you and your body deserve some “you time”. There are a few ways you can work fitness into your regular routine so that it becomes a part of your everyday plan.

You will find that once you have committed to working out on a regular basis, you will feel better about your health, and your mood in general will improve just knowing that you are taking some time to commit to something that is good for you. Here are a few tips on how to fit exercise into a busy schedule.

1. Find a workout routine that you enjoy

If you hate your workouts, you are much less likely to make them a regular part of your schedule. The key to fitting exercise into a busy life is to focus on the workouts that you enjoy. It might be yoga over running or a HIIT class instead of cardio. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different workout routines to see which are the most enjoyable for you. For some people, working out outside is much more enjoyable, while for others, they need a gym setting to ensure that they remain focused. Tailor your workouts to the things you enjoy most, and you will be much more likely to ensure that exercise remains a regular part of your routine.

2. Aim for the exercise that provides you with the most gains

When considering how to fit exercise into a busy schedule, you should consider the workouts that take the shortest amount of time for the most physical gain. Activities like HIIT, CrossFit, bodyweight and resistance band workouts all provide impressive results while taking the shortest time to complete. If you can only allocate yourself 30 minutes a day for working out, you should make those 30 minutes count!

3. Set goals and record your results

For many people, starting to work out is a difficult process, and because it tends to take some time before you see visible results, it can be a little disheartening. It is important, if you are beginning to include working out into your already busy schedule, that you set goals and keep track of your successes no matter how small they may be in the beginning. Goal setting is a great motivational tool, and when you are struggling to fit exercise into an already busy routine, a little extra motivation is always welcomed.

Try recording details of each workout, no matter how small they are, in a calendar, a notebook or an app so that at the end of each week or month, you can look back and see how your performance is improving. This will go a long way to ensuring that you remain committed to keeping exercise as a regular part of your routine.

4. Challenge yourself

Competition is a great motivator when sticking to an exercise plan. You might choose a challenge with a workout partner, employ the services of a personal trainer to challenge you or enter yourself into a workout competition so that you have something to work towards. You could find a CrossFit competition with your local gym to train for or get involved with an 8-week challenge organised by your local fitness studio. However you choose to challenge yourself when it comes to getting fit, with competition as a motivator, you are more likely to make sure that exercise remains a regular part of your daily/weekly routine.

5. Take the stairs

It has been said time and time again, but making regular exercise part of your daily life is the easiest way to ensure that you can incorporate it into a busy schedule. Whether it’s choosing to walk to work, taking the stairs or simply waking up a little bit earlier to stretch for 15 minutes, any exercise is better than none at all.

When it comes to how to fit exercise into a busy schedule, the way that works will be different from person to person. The key is understanding what motivates you and what type of exercise will become a valued part of your routine.

If you are committed to getting or staying fit and looking for a supportive trainer to help you hit your fitness goals, contact MoveWell Health & Fitness for a free trial today.