It’s true, teachers are busy. They work long hours during the school year, they are up early every day, and many of them have families of their own.
Between teaching, grading, lesson planning and life outside of school, there isn’t always time left over for working out.
It’s tough. We get it. Here is where we jump in with some tips for our teachers and anyone else struggling to make time for exercise. Whether you’re an early bird or night owl, here is some advice for teacher workouts.
Morning people — Hello, 4 a.m. alarm clock. Working out now gives you increased energy levels to power you through the day. Plus, there are fewer distractions in the wee early hours to disturb your workout.
How about you night owls? I suggest you bring your workout clothes with you and go straight to work out after school. Do not go home (your couch is a cruel and evil being that will hold you captive).
If exercising during the week is just not in the cards for you, it happens. No worries, you can always go extra big on Saturday and Sunday with extended workouts. Maybe include the family. Make it a game. Go crazy.
Now just a few quick tips that may keep you on track.
- Commit to minutes not hours.
- Routine is the key.
- Buddy up — It helps with accountability. Invite other teachers to train with you.
Remember, every little bit counts! There may be days you just can’t make time for the gym in the morning — OK. And if you’re way too exhausted to go after a crazy day in the classroom — don’t fall apart. Do what works best for you!