If you haven't hit the gym in eons, you're not alone. Even the fittest and most disciplined fitness pros struggle to make time to work out. A study found that 42% of those polled said not having enough time is the biggest reason they fail to stay fit. The good news is you can work out on the go to keep up with your fitness goals and stay motivated. Here's how to do it without trying to squeeze out any extra time in your day.
Dress for Action
It's challenging to get in a workout when you're in jeans or clothes that don't allow movement and breathability. Choose your favorite athleisure pieces, like our fashion-forward Euphoria Long Sleeve top in lavender, candy pink, or heather charcoal. It's lightweight, soft, and features a cute cut-out in the front and a larger one in the back. Pair it with one of our sports bras so you stay dry, comfortable, and ready to work out all day.
Take the Detour
In a busy world, we've become time maximizers where every moment is accounted for. Slow down and take the detour for a long walk or bike ride to work. Dinner with friends or a lunch date can also shift to a brisk walk or stop at a park for a 20-minute workout. Come prepared with moisture-wicking clothing that keeps you dry. You're ready to go with a little touch-up with your make-up and slipping into foldable flats.
Focus on HIIT Workouts
If you're short on time, a High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout makes a big impact without the commitment. As the name implies, you can focus on a high-intensity level for spurts of 30-seconds to 3-minutes without the need for any gym equipment. Sprinting as fast as you can for 30-seconds, followed by a brisk walk, is one way to try a HIIT workout. Squat jumps, high knees, and cable chops are good options for high-impact activities that will make you feel the burn.
Utilize Your Body Strength and Weight
You don't need weights to focus on strength training when you're on the go and don't have time for the gym. Instead, focus on your body strength and weight. Push-ups, tricep dips, squats, and desk-side planks all use your body weight or strength for a challenging activity.
Scout for Open Spaces
Working out requires some open space to stretch and get into a workout. It's challenging to do a HIIT workout when you only have a few feet to work with. Keep an eye out for parks, open city plazas, and empty conference rooms to squeeze in a quick workout. Push-ups, lunges, squats, and jumping jacks are a few ways to start without needing too much space. If you have time and room to roam, get in a few minutes of sprinting or create a circuit for yourself to stay motivated.
Grab a Resistance Band
The options for gym equipment and accessories that travel with you are practically non-existent. A resistance band tucks away in your purse and is easy to use on the go. Choose from long bands or glute bands that can be used to work your arms, legs, core, shoulders, and more.
Re-Strategize Your Day
Even the busiest days have time for a workout with some creative re-strategizing. Turn afternoon drinks into a long walk or bike ride with a friend. Rally your co-workers to take a walking meeting instead of sitting around at a desk. On a coffee break, run up and down the stairs for a heart-racing workout. The idea is to look for ways to turn a sedentary activity into an action-packed event instead.
Make Working Out Second-Nature
Working out on the go is possible with a proactive, ready-for-anything approach to your day. Make the most of your time and browse our comfortable and stylish collection of athleisure tops, leggings, sports bras, sweaters, and more.