Daily Exercise Made Easy

No time for the gym? Exercise in small ways throughout the day.

Stever Robbins
4-minute read
Episode #53

Today's topic is working exercise into your daily activities.

I recently took a full-time job. Spiritually rewarding, great colleagues, challenge, and contribution, Yes. Time to work out, No. My muscle tone now resembles breadfruit, and trainer Tyler is not pleased. I begged him to help me find ways to get exercise, so I don’t turn into a gigantic dumpling.

[Tyler Duckworth]

About 9-months ago, Stever walked into my gym asking to look like a Greek God. He has been a dream client, doing everything I ask, and, might I add, all with a rather coy smile. Now he looks fantastic with toned arms, muscular legs and defined pecs, but I can say with all certainty, no one knows how to turn a simple bicep curl into Vaudevillian drama better than Mr. Stever Robbins.

And here he is, making more drama by not having time to get fit. If you don't have the time to join a gym, hire a trainer, and work out fanatically, the good news is... fitness is fun and fun is had everywhere! I have five tips to stay lean and mean at the office without breaking (much of) a sweat.

Water Water Everywhere!

First, take a water break! You can lead a horse to water, and even then, there’s enough for you to have some, too. Every hour, fill up your water bottle. Drinking water decreases hunger and overeating, a big problem with office workers. And we all know that water cooler conversation is where it’s really at; this is your chance to chime in.

Stairway to Fitness

Never take the elevator. There’s a reason the song was Stairway to Heaven. Stairs burn calories while tightening and toning that tush. When where I'm going is five or fewer flights away, I take the stairs! Plus, you NEVER know who you may run into in that hallway. You may find yourself finding excuses to run up those five flights…

And ladies, yes you in the black pumps... I say go for it! The shoes already work your calves, so take the stairs for that bikini bum for your Winter Wonderland vacation in the Bahamas! Listen, I've seen a drag queen do precision high-kicks in six-inch heels, so, no excuses! I mean, what's five flights of stairs compared to that?!


About the Author

Stever Robbins

Stever Robbins was the host of the podcast Get-it-Done Guy from 2007 to 2019. He is a graduate of W. Edward Deming’s Total Quality Management training program and a Certified Master Trainer Elite of NLP. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT.