Many of us want to be more fit. Finding the time is a whole other matter. The traditional post work-day gym session is a challenge for many folks. Maybe you have kids to come home to...or a beloved pet. Whatever the case, your best option could be during lunch. Many high-rise office buildings have gyms inside or nearby. If there's no gym, building mangers often organize certain group classes. If you have none of these of these options...organize your own class! You will be surprised how many people want to join. Hire an instructor and split the cost amongst those interested.
Let's say that you have access to a gym. How do you make best use of the 30 min you have at your disposal? Focus on constant movement. My favorite setup for this is circuit training. In our article on "how to have an effective hotel gym workout" we discuss the details of circuit training. Having a set workout plan before you step foot in the gym is critical. Don't wait until you're on the gym floor to figure out your workout.
Don't wait until you're on the gym floor to figure out your workout.
Great question. Just like your workout, you should plan your lunch ahead of time. A great move is to pack your own. It may not be as exciting but it's a whole lot healthier.
Many people resolve to do this but fail after a few weeks. Consistency is so important when it comes to sticking with your plan. Make a schedule and start small. For example, make Tuesdays and Thursdays your gym days. You also pack your own lunch on those days. Get in the habit of preparing two lunches per week.
Consistency is so important when it comes to sticking with your plan. Make a schedule and start small. For example, make Tuesdays and Thursdays your gym days.
It's also a lot easier to say no to that unhealthy group lunch when you have a plan. You'll also find that after a while people will know not to ask you to go to lunch on those days. It can be difficult at first but you will be amazed and what a difference those two days will make. Stick with it for at least a month. Your hard work will be validated and once you start seeing results....it will become a whole lot easier.
Sure! For a great workout, start with the hotel gym workout. It applies all the elements of circuit training and can be done in less than 30 minutes.