If you come to the Totowa, New Jersey, you know that most of the people I work with are super busy, trying to keep fit on the go. Sometimes, their schedule doesn’t allow for a regular workout at the gym. It may be that they’re traveling or spending long hours in the office with no potential to leave. Some are busy moms that have a hectic schedule that often requires them to be in two places at once! That’s why I work close with these clients to help them find ways to maintain their workout, even when they can’t come in to the gym for training.
If you have the space to swing your arms, kettlebells are a great at home workout.
Whether you’re traveling by car or stuck at home or in the office, having your own kettlebells can provide a workout on the go. Not only do kettlebells travel well on road trips, you’ll get more results in less time spent. In fact, it’s one of the reasons we use them as part of the workout program. Getting more calorie burning and muscle building in a shorter time period is perfect for anyone on the go.
If you’re really short on time, consider a quick five to ten minute workout several times a day.
While we pride ourselves on helping you get the maximum benefit in the shortest amount of time, sometimes you don’t even have time for a full session. A few minutes here and a few minutes there may be all you have to spare. It’s not a problem if it doesn’t happen often. There are workouts that can be as short as four minutes and give you at least some exercise. Dr. Zachary Bush created a four minute nitric oxide dump that you can do anywhere. Do it four times a day and supplement with a morning bodyweight workout in the morning for eight to ten minutes. As a trainer, I’ll help create one for you.
Find ways to increase your daily activity on those days you can’t make it to the gym.
No matter how you try, some times you simply can’t carve out that ten minutes or you don’t want to sweat before a big meeting or presentation…or even in the office for that matter. Making sure you have created other habits that help you stay fit is important. No matter how busy you are, taking the stairs instead of the elevator doesn’t cut into time that much, especially when you consider the wait for the elevator and the stop at each floor. Walking to lunch, parking further from the store and walking and getting up five minutes every hour and moving around are other things to help you stay healthier.
- Use your lunch hour to come to the gym and have a shorter session that allows you to workout, while also getting a quick shower in after you’re done.
- Get up earlier and workout in the morning. Your body will be more refreshed and your workout will be better.
- Do stretching at your desk and even some body lifts out of your chair. A few squats or lunges next to your desk can only make you feel better.
- Talk to your trainer if you’re having time constraints. Your trainer can create a few workouts that you can do on your own on those busy days.