Monday, October 14, 2013

Don’t Have Time for the Gym Today? How About 5 Minutes?

We all want to stay dedicated to our workout schedule but then something always comes up – an extra long work day, a child gets sick, a business trip ect. Sometimes you simply won’t have time to drive to the gym and do an hour-long workout. 

A Five-Minute Solution
So what can you do make sure you keep moving forward with your fitness goals? I suggest that you dedicate five minutes every day to exercise. No matter how time-strapped your are, you can always do a five-minute routine.

A Five-Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere
20 push-ups
20 dumbbell bent over rows
20 crunches
20 squats

What About My Gym Workout?
You should still go to the gym. The five-minute workout is designed to compliment your gym routine, not replace it. It's simply a great way to stay active everyday.

Can Five Minutes Really Help?
Yes, five minutes a day can really make a difference. Just think, by the end of the week you will have done an extra 140 push-ups, bent over rows, crunches, and squats. And you have to admit, it is a lot better than skipping your workout all together! By staying active even on days you can’t go to the gym, you will find it easier to get back on track when time allows. 

Give it a Try!
I challenge you to try the five-minute workout! After a few weeks of sticking to it, let me know what you think.

Gage Livingston
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Milwaukee, WI