If you are struggling to find time to balance working, parenting and exercising, check out these three helpful time management tips.
It can be hard to balance time spent parenting, working, and committing to your exercise goals by devoting time in the gym. The good news is it does not have to be a juggling act fit for the circus, because with a few helpful time management tips, you can do it all like a pro.
1) Park the car or hop off public transport 15 minutes from work
Don’t underestimate the power of short bursts of cardiovascular exercise. Walking at a brisk pace for 15 minutes on your way to work can help get the heart rate pumping and burn calories.
Taking this step may seem like you are losing 15 minutes of precious time, but in fact, starting your day with such physical activity can boost your productivity levels throughout the day at work. This will save you time in the long run.
According to the NSW government, over 437,000 people work in the Sydney CBD. In the bustling city centre, there’s plenty of opportunity to walk to work by getting off public transport a few city blocks away. No matter which area of Greater Sydney you work in, you can always try parking a bit further away.
2) Bring your kids to the gym to use our Kidz Korner services
“Day care failure. Three words that panic any working mother,” wrote Teresa Taylor, author of ‘The Balance Myth: Rethinking Work-Life Success’ and member on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list.
If finding a babysitter to watch the kids while you exercise is turning into a hassle, just take advantage of the Kidz Korner service here at One55 Health & Fitness. Both mums and dads can bring the kids along, drop them off in the safe, supervised environment of Kidz Korner. It’s full of fun activities such as arts and crafts, games, singing and dance in the company of other children aged 6-14.
Book in advance and relax. We watch over your little angels for as long as 90 minutes, giving you plenty of time to complete a quality workout.
3) Pre-plan your workout schedule
Organisation puts the pro in productivity. Don’t meander through the gym with no clear goals, instead, fill in that day’s exercise routine in your calendar. This can help you maximise the productivity and time efficiency of your workout, as you save time thinking what machine to use next.
Setting an amount of reps and planning which machines to use in advance can also order your work out, helping you be more accountable for your fitness goals.