If you’ve ever taken a ZUMBA® class in South Jersey, you understand how exhilarating a workout it can be. You get to enjoy everyone’s company while breaking a sweat and building muscle in a way that few exercises can, but what should you do if you don’t always have time for a ZUMBA® class?

Everyone gets busy sometimes, and it feels like the world keeps getting busier with each passing day, but that doesn’t mean that putting off exercise will serve you in the long run. In fact, deferring your workouts until later can reduce productivity, lower mood, and even contribute to health problems later on.

You don’t need to have lots of time to exercise, though. Here are some of the best ways to get a workout in when you feel like you don’t have time.

Integrate Exercise Into Your Life

Good workouts are effective because of the amount of effort that you put into them, not because of the equipment you get to use while doing so.

Walking a little faster, or even running to your destination can be a great way to burn more calories and get closer to your fitness goals. If running isn’t something you enjoy, you can take a bike to work instead of your typical commuting option, or even do calf raises while waiting for the train. If you drive in, then even pulling your abs in as tightly as possible will help burn more calories for you to get closer to your fitness goals.

Plan Your Workouts

Life can be impossibly busy at times, leaving you without a spare moment to lift weights or go for a run. However, it’s important to distinguish between these moments and times when your workout time gets filled with unnecessary busywork.

Audit your schedule for a few weeks and see if you can make time for 30-minute workouts a few times a week to start. Even if you make time for one 30-minute workout, you can begin building a habit that will improve your health and overall well-being.

Embrace the Micro-Workout

To find out more about working out when you think you don’t have the time, or if you’re interested in cross-training classes available in South Jersey, contact us now!