People are too busy to workout, according to the research…
Almost 70% of the people who sign-up for a gym membership never actually go to the gym. They just keep paying their membership fee every month, feeling guilty, feeling defeated.
That makes no sense, but it is the reality in today’s health and fitness world.
I know this to be true first-hand. When I started my personal training career, I worked at the most expensive and popular gym in town. The gym had thousands of members, but I kept seeing the same 40 or 50 people every day. It seemed like everyone in town had a membership, but no one ever went to the gym.
Why not? The reason is always the same – “I don’t have time”
Listen, we’re all busy. But saying that you don’t have time to workout is just a smoke screen that’s hiding the real reason. What you really mean to say is that working out is just not a priority in your life right now. You’ve a lot things going on right now, and exercising keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the list.
So, I want to show you 3-ways to get more time in your day to workout so you can’t use it as an excuse anymore:
#1. Quit the gym
You heard me. Call the gym and tell them that you want to discontinue your membership. Stop paying for something you never use. Not only will you save money, but you will save time.
Start working-out at home and save time. Specifically, save the time it takes to get ready to go to the gym, drive to the gym, wander-around at the gym, and drive back. I’m thinking that you will save an hour per workout.
You can use all that extra-time to workout at home, and still have time leftover. All you need to workout at home is a set of dumbbells, resistance bands, an exercise ball, and a Yoga mat. Here are some links you can use check out what I recommend:
#2. Skip the pre-workout warm-up
If anything, warming-up before you train can lead to reduced strength and higher chance of injury. So you don’t need to do it.
Just program your workouts so you start with the low-intensity, simple movement exercises first. Then, transition into the harder, more complex stuff. This can save you 10 to 15 minutes per workout easy.
#3. Train with more intensity
Train harder to train shorter. The more intensity you put into a workout, the less time you need to train. You can get an hour’s worth of training in 10-minutes, when you add intensity.
Check out this workout from Fitness Blender:
Take these 3 time hacks and free-up the time you need to workout everyday. Let me know how you do, and if you come up with your own hacks. I would love to hear from you.