4 Tips to Going to the Gym at Lunch

by admin on April 10th, 2015

Many of my male coworkers enjoy working out over the lunch hour. Outside the obvious health benefits, this mid-day workout can leave you re-energized and ready to tackle the rest of the workday. While this is great in theory, for us females, the process of showering, redoing our hair or makeup, and whatever else is needed is daunting. At the same time, many of us with hectic schedules may not have the ability for an extra hour before or after work to fit in a workout, so what better time to maximize your day!

Here are a few tips to help you make a noon workout, work for you.

  1. Plan Ahead!
    Add the event to your schedule. Better yet, invite a few coworkers so you feel obligated to go and don’t end up making an excuse mid-morning. Planning ahead can also means coming to work with your gym bag ready to go and lunch packed or choosing to wear your hair up on a ‘gym day’.
  2. Take it easy!
    Just because you are going to the gym, does not mean you need to run a marathon. If you are worried about time to shower and get ready, choose lighter activities that would tend to mess up your hair or makeup, or require you to take a heavy shower. Yoga is a favorite of mine at lunchtime. Relaxing, calming, but still full of health benefits and does not require too much perspiration.
  3. Primp Wisely
    Showering doesn’t have to mean a full head to toe wash. A quick rinse can be all you need to feel fresh again. Perhaps a body spray is all you need to get refreshed. As for hair and makeup, wearing my hair up and a good pressed powder is all I need to fix that situation.
  4. Make it work for you.
    Going to a fitness center may not always be an option for you. Make the best with what you have. Schedule lunchtime walks or stretches for those days.

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