When I meet people for the first time and they find that I’m a personal trainer, the first thing they do is give me their excuse for not getting into shape or they yourself paying a far higher price with your health. They tell me about their workout regimen. I enjoy listening to the various ways people find time to workout or learning about their experiences in the gym, but it infuriates me when I hear the excuses, I would workout but I don’t have the money to get a gym membership or my schedule is so tight, I don’t have the time. Don’t let time or money stop you from getting fit or you’ll find
If you’re sincere, you’ll find the time to fit exercising into your schedule.
Think about it, if a doctor told someone you loved that in order to stay alive they had to eat healthier and have a program of regular exercise, you’d do your best to help
them stick with the program. Why wouldn’t you do that for yourself? You deserve to feel and be healthy. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for your loved ones that need you and want to see you happy and fit. If the traditional gym hours aren’t working with your schedule, why not go less traditional.
Consider online training with a personal trainer.
There are all types of online programs, but very few of them provide accountability. Only those run by personal trainers that require you to check in with the trainer do. Some busy people use a combination of online training and live training to achieve their goals and save time. Online training is also a way to save money, if that’s a problem. You get the benefits of having a trainer, but set your own hours and pay far less money than it costs at a gym.
There are free programs available.
If your money is really tight, but you’re sincere about getting fit, there are numerous free options that can help you achieve that goal. I personally have a free community boot camp where I help everyone, regardless of their finances. I not only believe fitness is that important, I also want to give back to the community and give everyone help to become fitter. There are so many free options both in your community and online, finances should never be a roadblock.
- If you don’t know where to start, consider going to a boot camp to help you get started. Sure, boot camps take time, but only for a few weeks and you can jumpstart your program. Once you’ve developed the habit, you can create your own schedule for working out.
- People often make the time for things they enjoy. If you aren’t looking forward to working out at the gym, find a program you do like. One of the reasons Olo Onuma Fitness is so popular is that it’s fun.
- Spend a day looking for wasted time. I’m not saying you should give up relaxing or watching your favorite TV show, but have you considered doing a few exercise sets during commercials?
- Carve out a week of exercise at a time, don’t even think about more than that. Just like any habit, exercising is formed one day at a time. Take it one day or one week at a time.