Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice.  Now this week, we are talking to those of you whose schedule is about to transition from more a summer schedule to a fall schedule. Maybe your hours at work get longer on Fridays. Maybe you need to consider what is going on outside from a sunrise and sunset standpoint.  Either way, you still need to make sure to get your workouts in despite this fall schedule coming up.

1) Schedule Your Workouts

Exercise Tip Number One For Fall Schedules: Make sure your workouts are scheduled.  We say this over and over again because this is the one way that you will get your workouts in.  Make sure it is scheduled, whether it is before work, after work, or during the middle of the day.  Whatever your schedule brings, make sure your workout is in there.

Action Step:  Look at your schedule for this upcoming week and mark down at least 2 times you can get to the gym to get a 20-30 minute workout in.

Related:  Fall Weather – 3 Considerations When Working Out Outside

2) Utilize Your Kids’ Activity Schedule

Exercise Tip Number Two For Fall Schedules: Utilize your kids’ activity schedule to bring about your own physical activity.  For example, if you have to take the kids to flag football practice after they get out of school, use the time when they are running around to do some running around of your own.

Action Step:  How can you be creative with your time this upcoming week?  Are there any commitments where you are the chauffeur and have some dead time during the activity itself? Look for that time to get your workout in!

Related: Kids back in school? Get your workouts in with these tips!

3) Do Resistance Training 2x/Week

Exercise Tip Number Three For Fall Schedules:  Make sure you find at least two times per week where you are going to the gym to get in your resistance training.  Usually, doing it before work or right after work will be the most convenient time to go to the gym and workout. A lot of times once you get home and are winding down from the day, it is hard to head  back out to go to the gym. So, make it part of the time when you are already “out” for the day to get in your resistance training.

Action Step:  Unsure of what to do when you are at the gym?  Download our free “5-Minute Mobility Check” here to get an idea where to start with your body, and grab a copy of Julie’s top exercise tips that your gym won’t tell you here.

Team MAS

Muscle Activation Schaumburg is an exercise facility located in Schaumburg, IL with a goal to help you keep your health for as long as possible. We know that it is your health that allows you to do the things you love in life. This is why we promote a lifestyle that includes exercise, rather than exercise that is a burden to your life. Muscle Activation Schaumburg provides Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) and personal training services to its clients. We use MAT® and exercise to increase the function of your body. A well-functioning body is what allows you to stay healthy and do the things you love. We value helping the members of our community of Schaumburg as well as surrounding communities of the Northwest Suburbs improve their health.