How to Add Exercise into Your Busy Schedule

As a busy parent and professional, finding time to exercise can be a challenge. Between work, family obligations, and social commitments, it can feel like there are not enough hours in the day to fit in a workout. However, we know exercise and training is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Here are some tips for fitting exercise into your busy schedule:

  1. Schedule it in: Treat your training session like any other appointment by scheduling it into your calendar. Make it a non-negotiable part of your day. The more times you build this habit, it becomes easier and starts to become a part of who you are, not just a “thing” you have to do.
  2. Choose the right workout: Find a workout that fits your lifestyle and schedule. If you only have 30 minutes, consider a full body strength training session.
  3. Make it a social activity: Join a group training program. You’ll get all the benefits of a coach and personal trainer PLUS you’ll feel inspired to show up because you’re working out with other like-minded people.
  4. Find ways to move: Moving more is a habit and a practice that we all need to adopt. Take the stairs. Park further away. Get up from your desk and take a 1 minute stretch break. Take a walk with your kids or your dog. It all adds up and helps supplement your workouts so you feel less sore and have more energy throughout the day.
  5. Make it a habit: Consistency is key when it comes to exercise. Make it a habit by doing it at the same time every day and schedule it so you’re not relying on when you feel like it.

Remember, even a short workout is better than no workout at all. By prioritizing exercise and finding ways to fit it into your busy schedule, you’ll be on your way to a healthier and happier you.