We understand it can sometimes be hard to stick to a schedule and workout regularly. You have so many things demanding your time - work, kids, family, friends, wedding planning etc.
It can be discouraging and demotivating if you simply DON’T have the time to workout as much as you’d like to.
So, does that mean it’s not worth working out if one day a week is all you can manage?
Of course not! Doing SOMETHING is always going to beat doing nothing, right?
But if one or two sessions a week is all you can manage, it’s important to make the most of the time you do spend working out. Here are our top tips:
High Intensity Interval Training is what we use at JW Training and it gets us in shape without needing to spend hours working out. All you need is 30 minutes (and that includes warm up and cool down). If the idea of finding 60+ minutes for a gym session is daunting, then you need HIIT!
In fact, you will burn MORE calories all day long when you do 20 minutes of HIIT. Because the intensity of the workout ramps up your metabolism, keeping you burning calories for hours (some studies suggest 24+ hours!) after.
Opt for full body workouts.
By choosing full body routines, rather than doing workouts that target single muscle groups, you can focus on developing and maintaining muscle throughout the entire body. The more muscle you have, the harder they have to work during your workouts, which ramps up your metabolism, keeping you burning calories for hours (some studies suggest 24+ hours!) after.
Support your workouts
While one workout a week is better than none, we still need to be realistic. You may not be able to see the results you were hoping for in a short timeframe. Especially if you’re eating anything you like and however much you like! It’s important to support those workouts by eating a well-balanced diet and getting in some form of activity every day (such as taking the stairs instead of the lift).
As we always say, it’s about building healthy habits, ones that you can incorporate into your busy lifestyle.