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How to Make Time for Your Workout

TIME…

It has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. It’s what we want most, but what we use worst. It’s also the number one excuse people find for not exercising. If your busy schedule makes you feel like you cannot find the time to exercise, you must make the time. At The Bar Method, we understand the importance of movement and exercise in your life, so we’ve put together a list of tips that you can follow to make sure you do your body a favor & carve out time for your workouts.

Make it a Routine

Planning ahead is something we learn as young students, but it can be applied to your workouts too! Before the week begins, look at your calendar and find at least 3 days you can commit to a workout. Book your classes ahead of time and add them to your calendar. Initially, treat these workouts as an appointment with yourself that you cannot miss. After a few weeks of consistency, these classes will become more of a routine that your body knows and loves. You will see familiar faces in your Bar Method classes, begin to make friends, and before you know it, these classes will be something you look forward to, rather than something you have to find time for.

Log Out

On average, Americans spend two hours a day on social media. That is two hours that can be spent making memories with your children, fixing that broken shelf you’ve been putting off, or getting into a Bar Method class. Try to monitor how much time you are spending on your phone each day and reduce this time by at least an hour. Commit to “logging off” for an hour every day and try to dedicate some of this newly free time to a workout. Your body, posture, and eyes will thank you later!

Rise & Shine

You might not think you are a morning person, but a little transition and consistency in your routine might just change that! Many of us say we don’t have time to workout, but if we woke up just an hour earlier, we could make that 6 AM barre class and start our day in the best way. Start by committing to an early morning workout two days a week. Pay close attention to how your body feels throughout the day on the mornings you workout versus those that you don’t. You may be surprised to find out that you actually have MORE energy when you start your day with an early morning workout. So, book an early morning class, sip on a coffee on your way in, and live each day a little more energized!

Quick & Effective

If you thought you need to spend two hours in the gym a day to look and feel your best, think again! Your workout does not need to be long to be effective. At The Bar Method, we offer Bar Express, a 45 minute barre class that will still give you the same burn & glow as our longer class formats. Bar Express is the perfect class to squeeze in during a lunch break, or on the weekend before you start your Sunday errands! Book your next Bar Express class today!

We hope you are feeling more motivated to make the time to get your sweat on this week! Schedule classes in advance, spend less time online, wake up a little earlier, or shorten your class time and you will find that making time for a workout, isn’t as tough as you once thought it was. Take the first step and book a class today! We will see you at the barre, babes!

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