Maintaining your fitness and health should be one of your top priorities in life, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy!
Work, social commitments, family and pretty much everything else that happens in life can get in the way of working out! On one hand, we struggle to find time to exercise, on the other, we can’t afford to not exercise because it is integral to living a whole, healthy life!
Here are my top five tips for how to fit exercise into your daily life, no matter how busy you are!
1. Look For Convenience
Pick a workout form that you can do anywhere, anytime, whether you’re travelling, busy with family or getting home from the office late. Ideally, this will be a form of exercise that doesn’t require much preparation and that accomplishes significant physical gains in a short period of time. Our online Pilates studio is the perfect solution for this, click here to browse our library of workout videos.
2. Find What You Love
Using self-discipline is often necessary when it comes to exercise, but make it a whole lot easier on yourself by choosing a form of exercise that fits your lifestyle, personality, and taste! Personally I love flexibility routines, lower body workouts, some abdominal workouts and a little upper body, so on days where I'm struggling to find motivation I always turn to a short and sharp stretching routine followed by a quick abdominal and butt workout. It gets me going every time and I end up doing a sensational workout! Below is one of my all time favourite combinations. The best part? These videos are absolutely FREE for everyone to try and have a taste of what our online workouts are all about!
Click the images below to try them right here, right now!
3. Commit To Your Schedule
One of the most common reasons to skip a workout goes something like this: “I am just too busy today, I can’t fit in my workout.” Other priorities get in the way, but just like meetings, appointments, household chores and family time, you need to schedule in time for just you! We create not only one, but FOUR updated weekly schedules for all of our online members, they are designed to help you navigate our entire workout library and take the guesswork out so you can save time and effort! There is a schedule to suit everyone, from quick and efficient workouts to full length studio sessions, reformer workouts to classes with no equipment at all!
4. Record Your Achievements
Make a note in your diary every time you workout, add up your workout sessions at the end of each week, month, and year so you can track your progress and identify areas for improvement! Measuring your activity will help you to stay on track and realise when you’re going off track before you’ve completely lost the habit!
5. Choose Something Over Nothing
You don’t need an hour to get a complete, effective workout. Some exercise is always better than none. We even have entire "Just Five Minutes More", "Toned In Ten" and "Fit In 15" workout video series' to suit the busiest of schedules! We can always find a few free minutes in our day (even if it is just five!). With an effective program, and done frequently enough, short and speedy workouts can do wonders to both the body and mind. Squeeze in fitness wherever you are and no matter how much time you have with our Pilates workouts, you truly can do them anytime, anywhere!