This One Tip Will Help You Get Fit on A Busy Schedule

By November 12, 2016Motivation, Move

I’m a college student, so I fully understand giving the all-too-common excuse to not exercise: there’s just not enough time.

I’m also a personal trainer, so I fully understand the importance of making the time. Exercise is so important not only for maintaining your physical health, but for your mental health as well. Exercise is actually a major stress reliever, and the more you stick with it, the better it feels!

So I’m here to help you figure out how to fit it all in.


Yeah, we’re gonna do some scheduling.

Here’s what I want you to do. Print out a table similar to the one above (I simply searched ‘single day schedule template’ on Google to find this one). Fill it out three days in a row, or for as many days as you need to look at before you really understand where all 24 hours of your day are going.

I don’t just mean write down the major events in your day like classes and meetings. I mean write down EVERY single thing you do in your day. Include Netflix, naps, browsing the web, scrolling through social media, homework, work, and class.

Now go back and look at those time slots that you filled with Netflix, naps, browsing and scrolling. Of course, some of the time is important. It is important to take a break now and then, refresh your mind, and take some deep breaths.

But take out a half hour from any of those activities and insert exercise. It’s that simple! (You can even try out one of our quick workouts if you’re short on time) I know you can do it, because when it comes down to it, we are all capable of doing it, if we just find the time. That’s why your time management is key.

They key to managing your workouts and staying fit at school? Schedule your time. Manage your day. Take control of your free time and use it to take care of your body and mind with exercise. Chances are, you’ll feel even better during the other parts of your day too.

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Author Erin Haft

Erin is a Fit University ambassador, NASM certified personal trainer, and a junior occupational therapy student at Quinnipiac. Since beginning her fitness journey in her senior year of high school, she has had the goal of spreading the word about the importance of health and fitness to as many people as possible. Follow her on Instagram @haft2train.

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