Updated May 12, 2018

Getting your workout plans sorted out isn’t always easy. Life can get pretty busy…between work, your family, your friends and your to-do list it can be hard to find time to focus on YOU. It can be a challenge to find time to shower, let alone time to work out. We get it. We know you had to overcome obstacles to get to the gym and we understand how precious your workout time is, so we’re here to help you maximize your sweat session. After all, getting to the gym is only half the battle, making your time count is what can transform your body and your life.

It’s no secret that regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It’s not only crucial for maintaining a healthy heart and a strong body, but as Harvard tells it, but regular exercise can prevent future disease, manage your weight, improve your sleep habits and promote a longer, healthier life. And if that wasn’t a long enough list of reasons to break a sweat, a recent study published in Human Resource Management shows that regular exercise can help you reduce stress, improve cognitive function and maintain a better work-life balance. We’re convinced.

So it’s not a question of if you should work out, but more a question of how to make your workouts count. For starters, you should try to mix up your routine. You aren’t the only one who gets bored on the elliptical machine—your muscles can get bored too, and to keep them working at maximum capacity (so you can achieve maximum results) you need to keep them guessing. Mix up your workouts, try a new fitness class or switch up which muscles groups you focus on throughout your week.

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