My friend Skye (who talked about being a mompreneur on Wednesday) is back to talk about her new lunch exercise class in Reno, and how you can fit exercise into a busy schedule. As Skye’s Facebook page says – “There is always time for exercise!”
My new business is named Skye Garman Fitness mostly because I couldn’t decide on a super cool unique name, and I figured there weren’t too many other Skye Garmans out there.
I specialize in one-on-one personal training and small group fitness classes. Right now, I am working primarily with women like me who have children and are looking for guidance, support and motivation to stay active, get back in shape, lean out etc.
I work out of MRI Advanced Training Facility, which is an amazing gym full of every piece of fitness equipment a person could ever want. For many, the gym is intimidating and I want to take that intimidation factor out of the equation. I try to educate my clients on why they are doing the exercises they are doing and what they are strengthening. And, I strive to make each workout or class unique, interesting, and fun!
Exercise in my book should not be drudgery. If you can’t enjoy exercising you will never want to do it again. Joking around and laughing during the workout is acceptable and encouraged in my classes. But, at the same time I want my clients to come to the gym ready to work hard, focus, and be in the moment. For some, this is the only “me” time they have in their day, and I encourage them to take advantage of that!
Lunch Crunch is a lunch time class that takes place at MRI every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:10-12:50. It’s 40 minutes, so it gives working folks time to change and get back to work. It’s open to all fitness levels and it’s co-ed. I co-teach the class with Gina Gilbert-Green, so class participants get a lot of individual attention at a fraction of the cost of a personal trainer. And, people with injuries or who are new to fitness can rest assured that exercises will be modified accordingly for them.
The class is just $10! We have designed the class to be circuit style with cardio intervals. What this means is that a person gets a full body workout every class. We incorporate weights, body weight exercises, running drills, stair climbing, and core/balance training. If this is the only class that a person can make even just 1 day a week, they are getting a head to toe complete workout. It’s a great class for busy people who don’t have a ton of extra time to work out.
Because I know that people are time starved in our day and age, I help my clients create their workout regime outside of the gym, too. Whether it is creating a schedule or emailing them home workouts to do (“homework” for the week), I often end up working out at home too, in my garage during my daughter’s nap time.
I am no stranger myself to having to figure out how to make time for my fitness as well. I think many people think that if they don’t have a full hour to dedicate to fitness, then it’s not worth it to workout. But really, if a person could just dedicate 20 intense focused minutes on a regular basis, it would benefit them. Whether it be a power walk/jog, push-ups and jumping jacks in the living room, or having a dance party with your kids in the kitchen.
It’s about consistency and working with the time you DO have and making that time count!
How do you fit exercise into your busy schedule?