Many of our personal training clients here at NutriFit Clinic in North West London tell us about the grind of their daily commute. We know and understand that despite residing in a London suburb commuting is no longer confined to catching the tube. For many it involves multiple modes of transport, long drives and even international travel across different time zones.
Combining a hectic work schedule with a tiring commute and then trying to make time to keep your health and fitness on track can quickly feel like hard work. Fear not! Our fitness hacks for commuters share our top tips to help you stay on track with your fitness goals.
Find your new routine
By this we mean have a think about how a workout can fit in and around your travel plans. Is there a gym near work or home you can join? Once you’re committed schedule days into your weekly planner to train before or after work. Stick solidly with your new routine and it will quickly become your new healthy habit.
If the gyms not your thing invest in a pair of trainers to travel to work in. Walk at a quicker pace to start with and then get off the tube or bus at an earlier stop or park up a little further away and walk the rest. Great for physical and mental fitness!
Batch cook evening meals
Let’s face it for most of us the last thing we feel like after a hectic day is cooking a complicated meal and that’s where it’s all too easy to fall into the ready meal and take away trap. But there is another way. Keep things simple and batch cooking your favourite healthy meals by doubling or tripling up quantities. A little forward planning will keep your nutrition on track and help you stick with your healthy habits.
Select your hotel wisely
Travelling on business? Before booking your hotel accommodation make sure you check out its leisure facilities and fitness services. There’s nothing quite like an hour with the hotel gyms Personal Trainer to help you stay fitness focused and support you with getting the best results possible whilst you’re away.
Make time to leave your desk
Combining a long commute with a day mainly sat sedentary at your desk is bad news for your health. Make time to get up and move around your work space every hour or so and give your body and mind a well-deserved recharge.
Have regular fitness reviews
You’re more likely to stick with your fitness habits if there’s a regular commitment in the diary to assess progress. This is where a Personal Trainer review can add significantly to your success by monitoring and testing your progress and establishing new goals.
To find out more about how NutriFit Clinic can help you achieve a new you get in touch for a friendly chat.