Exercise can improve your health and lose weight. Yet, 1 in 4 adults doesn’t exercise, according to the U.S. Surgeon General.

It can be tough to exercise when juggling work, school, family, and daily hectic schedules. Exercise can relieve daily stress and brighten your mood, but also plays a significant role in reducing your risks of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

Many health and wellness professionals suggest that you aim to be active for at least 30 minutes most days or a total of two and a half hours per week.

Here are some tips that can help you fit in your fitness:

Find your daily window. You may not have many windows of opportunity to exercise during your busy day. If you miss a window, chances are you miss another workout. Is it first thing in the morning or directly after work? Maybe even at your lunch hour. Although schedules do vary from day to day, make it a habit to find tomorrow’s window each night.

Change into exercise clothes before leaving work. You’ll be more motivated to stop at the gym on your way home if you are already dressed for it or ready for a workout when you get home.

Schedule your workouts. “Plan for success or plan to fail.” Planning and scheduling your workouts holds you accountable. Even better to schedule with a friend! If you can’t make it to the gym today, book a session for tomorrow.

Work your abs while you sit, stand, or walk. Imagine you’re trying to get your bellybutton and backbone to touch. This exercise activates muscles that may be idle during your work day.


In effort to help our members fit in their fitness, we developed an exercise program called Six Zone. All you need in 36-minutes. For more information Six Zone HIIT training, which is included in all Newtown Athletic Club memberships, complete the form below.