• Austin Nicoson

Redefining A "Workout"

By far the number one reason people give for not exercising regularly is lack of time. And even a fitness professional who spends my days at the gym, I get it.

Sometimes I’ll meet clients back to back for hours straight, quick break to eat and program workouts, then back at it.

But what I’ve found is that by redefining what a “workout” means to you, it can become much more realistic to squeeze them in on days when there’s seemingly no chance.

Let’s talk about how!


When I say “workout” I’d bet the first thing you think of is weights & treadmills.

It’s basically ingrained that unless we’re physically at a gym or out running the trails, we’re not working out.

The problem with this idea is that it can take a long time to get changed, travel to the gym, warm up, hit the weights, jump on the treadmill, and drive home. But what if we defined a “workout” as any physical activity that simply makes you feel good, gets the blood pumping, and elevates your rate; that’s it.

Our workout options have suddenly expanded!


Get home from work, throw on some shorts and a shirt, bust out 20 air squats, 15 pushups, 10 jumping jacks for as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes. That’s a workout!

You can do it while watching your favorite Netflix series :)

Redefining what a workout means to you can simplify everything and make it easier to dedicate time to completing something every day.

  • You have stairs at home? Complete 5 rounds of walking lunges up your stairs as soon as you arrive from work.

  • Have a couple of DBs in living room? 20 shoulder presses, 15 weighted squats, 10 deficit-push ups for 5 rounds.


It doesn't always have to be for a long duration, but a dedicated time for physical activity each day is precisely the kind of lifestyle behavior that will lead to success with your fitness goals.

So get creative, keep it simple, stay dedicated, and you’ll discover that you’re almost always able to make time for a workout.

For help creating a workout that you can complete each day, send me an email and I’d be happy to help!

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