Squeezing in a sweat session when your work schedule is already so packed is difficult. But not impossible. Just ask these ladies, who’ve found time to succeed in their professional lives while reaching their fitness goals. See how they managed to find balance.
Taylor Staus, Vital Proteins‘ National Experience Manager: Put Fitness First
“I make fitness a priority because I honestly feel better, inside and out, when I get a workout in. Even on days I’m lacking motivation or don’t really want to work out, I know that I’ll feel better just by moving for a bit,” Staus tells Lively. “When I’m traveling a lot for work, I’ll try to scope out if my hotel has a gym ahead of time, but if not, I usually always have some resistance bands in my suitcase, so I can complete a workout in my hotel room.”
Emily Skye, Fitness Influencer & New Mom: Think About Exercising at Midnight
Once she got the green light from her doctor to work out again following the birth of her first child, the Aussie trainer began exercising at midnight while her baby slept. “I’m feeling pretty proud of myself because I have worked really hard but I’ve been really balanced [with eating] too,” Skye writes on Instagram.
Chelsea Fortuna, Maternity Nurse: Alternate between Cardio and Toning Classes
“As a nurse, I work three 12-hour shifts per week. I make it to the gym to do some cardio on my days off, but sometimes when I’m feeling up for it, I’ll go to barre class right after my shift,” Fortuna tells Lively. “I know it sounds crazy, but when you have a routine, you sometimes miss going to the gym on the days you don’t.”
Emily Snell, Shred 415 and Wattage Trainer: Block Out Time for Your Health
“The key is scheduling my week right and allowing myself that downtime I need as well as planning ahead,” Snell tells Lively. “When I was trying to build up my training hours, I would say yes to everyone and anything that came my way. And soon found that it can easily mean not stopping all day and allowing for no ‘me time.’ Now with a consistent and solid client base, I block out time in the middle of the day to allow for that time I most definitely need to myself … I try and fit in 4 to 5 workouts a week!”
Claire Wasserman, Ladies Get Paid Founder: Try Planking while Working
“For the first 12 months of starting my business, I went from being a half-marathon runner to never working out,” Wasserman recounts to Well + Good. The career coach has now found her groove and stays active by planking while working on her laptop. Or doing “spontaneous handstands.” You know, whatever gets her blood flowing.