The pace of life these days can be overwhelming. It seems we are always jumping from place to place and have our calendars so packed we wonder when we will have a chance to even take a shower.
However, with the recent talk of finding time to slow down and finding time to be more mindful comes the need to find time for working out.
There is no denying that fitness is absolutely necessary to a healthy existence. Whether for you that means two hours at the gym every day, or just a 30-minute walk around the block, it is absolutely vital that you get some form of movement in every single day.
And, if you’re like us, that movement comes in the form of Pilates.
But how can you possibly find an hour in your schedule even just twice a week to make it to a Pilates Platinum class?
Tips on How to Make Time for Pilates
Sign up ahead of time
By blocking out time in your calendar and signing up ahead of time for a class, you are making time in your schedule.
Don’t wait until you can fit it in once your week has already begun — make it a Sunday ritual to sign up for classes for the following week so you know that you will get to them.
Treat your workouts like a task
Rather than seeing exercise as an optional thing, treat it like everything else on your calendar. Just like you would schedule a doctor’s appointment or a business meeting, schedule a Pilates class.
It is just as important to your life as a doctor’s appointment or a business meeting, so treat it as such.
Go with a friend
Friends make everything more fun, and we know you’ll love your Pilates class even more when you’ve got a friend by your side. However, the added bonus of going with a friend really comes in that friend being an accountability partner.
You wouldn’t want to ditch your friend, right? So sign up for classes together, and you’ll be more likely to go.
Get a membership
When you are investing money into your workout, you up your chances of participation. You don’t want to throw away money, do you? Didn’t think so.
Pilates Platinum offers some great membership deals that will give you the opportunity to get your workouts in without breaking the bank.
If you are a busy person and jump into things thinking you’re going to be able to work out 5 days a week, you are setting yourself up for failure.
Instead, be realistic about how much time you actually have to dedicate to working out, and plan accordingly.
If you are new to Pilates, start slow. Go once or twice a week to get a feel for it, and then, once you’re hooked, sign up for more classes and make more time in your schedule to attend.