Whether you're at home, in the office, or somewhere in between, it can be challenging to make your fitness routine a daily priority. While going back into the office takes more time out of your day through getting ready & commuting, it's important to make sure you're still getting in a sweat throughout the week! In fact, exercise can actually make you a better employee. Through helping you maintain a healthy weight, reducing stress, and helping you sleep better all of which have been shown to boost workplace satisfaction and workplace productivity.
And if you think your whole company would benefit from what The Edge Fitness Clubs has to offer, you can learn more about Edge Corporate Memberships here. Colleagues that sweat together win together! Exercising with your colleagues is as beneficial to your career as your body.
Check out three easy steps below for inspiration on building and sticking to your own routines even if you're back at the office!
One of the best ways to make sure you actually exercise during the day? Schedule out your week! Utilize the Edge App to schedule your classes ahead of time. Block some time off on your calendar to ensure you are scheduling your workout ahead of time. If you're planning to work out after work make sure you pack a bag, pack your pre-workout and supplements to ensure you won't miss your session! Pro tip: asking a friend to join you for a class or gym session will hold you accountable & ensure you are getting your workout in!
Break It Up
If you’re used to sweating it out for an hour and a half at a time, figuring out how to work this into your new routine can be challenging. But here’s the deal: You don’t have to get all your exercising done at once.
The American Heart Association recommends adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity. This can also be a mix of both, ideally spread throughout the week.
If you’re into cardio, that could mean a 20-minute run in the morning, a power walk outside on your lunch break, and a 20-minute lift session after work. Make sure you MOVE throughout your day! Park further away from your office door, take a break at work to go for a walk and remember to move every hour.
Prep Your Body
When you’re back in the office, you may find you’re sitting more than you were when working from home. To improve your posture and keep your core strong, try incorporating a standing desk. Some companies offer these to their employees. Yoga and stretching are other great options for folks who sit all day, which can lead to tight hip flexors and shoulders. Incorporate a yoga class into your routine each week and remember to stretch daily.
Looking for more tips? Reach out to our personal trainers! They are here to help you, every Edge member gets a FREE session with a trainer.