No free time? No motivation? No idea where to start? No problem. Whether you’re a gym aficionado or just starting out, read on for our top tips for finding the sport to suit your lifestyle.
I’m too busy
Between work, the kids and keeping the house in order, you’re lucky if you can find ten minutes a day for yourself. Running gives you the best of both worlds, offering your mind a chance to relax and your body an opportunity to stay in shape. Whether you jog, run, or sprint, getting going early in the morning will set you up for a productive day.
I’m too impatient
It’s not that you hate going to the gym, but the thought of eight weeks of blood, sweat and tears before your body starts to visibly tone up drives you crazy. If you’re motivated, but want to see results sooner rather than later, consider investing in a wearable device such as a FitBit so you can keep track of your progress while at the gym.
I’m a workaholic
When it comes to leaving behind bad fitness habits, the key is to choose a routine that fits around your office hours. Committing to a regular form of exercise, such as kickboxing or SoulCycle classes, not only encourage you to leave the office earlier, but are a great opportunity for making new friends outside of work
I get bored easily
If you rapidly lose enthusiasm when exercising, consider incorporating HIIT (high-intensity interval training) into your fitness regime. Also known as tabata training, HIIT kicks off with a 30-40 second period of intense activity, followed by 10-20 seconds of gentler exercise, and repeat - perfect for women who struggle to maintain motivation when pursuing a single form of exercise.