Balance in the gym

Exam and work stress taking a toll on your training? Don’t quit just plan!

It is often overlooked what working out can do for you not only physically but mentally too. Which is why it is super important you are taking some me-time through the week to get yourself to the gym and get those endorphins flowing.

I hear so many people quitting the gym due to stressful time at work, or exam stress at uni, where instead they should be taking the time out to de-stress in the gym. It is for this reason that I have pieced together top tips to stay on track during a stressful period and make time for the gym.

Exercising before you hit uni or work is most certainly going to positively impact your day. Whether you are lifting weights or hitting the cardio, it can have a positive impact on the rest of your day, even boosting your brain power.

Plan your week

By setting out a plan of action, you will be able to see when and where you are going to have time to workout. While this doesn’t mean planning a gym session every day if it is not your thing, start out with even three sessions per week and build on that.

Spend more time moving

So you have an hour lunch break. Why not head to a class at the gym? Classes at the Club Gym last just 30 minutes at lunchtime, leaving you plenty time to grab a bite to eat and head back to work afterwards. However, if there isn’t a class on or you don’t have much time, why not go for a walk? The fresh air and exercise would give you the perfect energy boost to get through the rest of your day.

Take your kit with you

It is all a mind game; you will find bringing your gym clothes to work or uni with you motivating in its own way. If you pack a bag of kit, it will push you to head to the gym straight after a day in the office or lecture hall. Not only motivation but also – talk about saving time! Heading home and having to head back out can often be time-consuming so being prepared will knock some time off that trip to the gym.

~ Morgan / Moggsfit