Stick to It: How to Exercise & Stay Motivated with a Busy Schedule

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It’s the question we hear the most: “How do I make time for exercising with a busy schedule?” In between 50-hour work weeks, dropping off the kids, picking up groceries, and generally keeping your situation together—maintaining a regular workout schedule might seem like an impossibility. But, don’t despair; everyone at Studio SWEAT onDemand has lived through the ‘Gee, I really don’t have the time to work out’ dilemma—and come through the other side sweatin’.

If you need tips on how to stay motivated to eat healthy and workout, check out the following, courtesy of your buds from Studio SWEAT onDemand.

  1. Start Small

Baby steps, seriously. It’s the number one rule when it comes to workout motivation. There’s no point in jumping into the deep end when you’re already drowning in responsibilities. You can start with shorter workouts like a 20 Minute HIIT Class or a 20 to 30 Minute online Spin.

  1. Money Talks

Simply put: when you’re spending your own cheese, it’s that much harder to avoid working out. Invest in tried-and-true classes like Yoga, Indoor Cycling, Bootcamp, or Barre, where you can get the most bang for your buck. Trust us, there’s no better workout motivation than knowing you’ve got an entire class and a hard-as-nails trainer expecting you there!

  1. Make It a Group Hang

As your bad high school haircuts and college outfits can attest: peer pressure is a powerful thing. We think working out with friends is one of the best ways to get motivated to work out and lose weight. But we tend to think that getting fit with friends is more about having a community support you through a busy schedule or life emergencies. As much as it is about #FOMO, it’s really about the feeling of “we’re in this together!”

  1. First Things First

The best way to make sure nothing in your day gets in the way of your workout? Get your workout done first thing in the morning. Most people’s weaknesses are the little emergencies and errands that get in the way—so if you wake and sweat, you’ve got the best chance to complete your regular schedule unimpeded.

  1. Work While You Wait

It’s the little moments. We spend so much time just sitting idle throughout the day, it’s too easy to utilize that time for simple workouts. Sit on a medicine ball to activate your core during work. Ride a bike when you’re waiting for soccer practice to end. Do a yoga sequence instead of just watching TV before bed. With a mini-workout, making time for exercises, even with a busy schedule, is easy.

  1. Workout OnDemand

Sometimes, the workouts really do need to work around your schedule. That’s why our members love Studio SWEAT onDemand; you get an in-studio experience and the freedom to work out anywhere and anytime you want. Instead of trudging to a studio 25 minutes away at the crack of dawn, you can get in a Spin session right after you wake up. It’s a win-win!


Like our little guide? Let’s put it into practice. Sign up for our 7-Day Free Trial and you can get access to hundreds of workouts you can stream any time, on any screen. Whether you’re at home, on-the-go, or at the gym, you can join Studio SWEAT onDemand’s world-class trainers and an entire community of SWEATers whenever you want. Perfect for the person who needs to squeeze in fat-torching workouts into their busy schedule.

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