Yes, You Can Squeeze in a Lunch Break Workout! Here’s How!
Calling all boss babes!!
You know we always do our Booty Call first thing, but we also love to add in a lunchtime workout. It gets us moving during the day, and we’re always feeling extra motivated and creative after a sweat sesh. Sometimes we’ll even grab a girl from the HQ for a yoga class and a brainstorming sesh. We’ve dreamt up some amazing things for you while sweating it out!
We totally get that you may not be able to take a long lunch, so we have some tips to maximize your workout during a quickie break. Trust us, we’ll have you burning up calories and then back at your desk lookin’ cute and killin’ it before your boss even misses you! ; )
If you have a longer break and plan to sneak out for a class, do your research first. Find a studio that’s close to your office and make sure they offer 45-minute classes instead of an hour. (Some studios even have 30-minute power hour classes around noon or 1pm). Check the website or call and ask if they have a locker room, showers, and hair dryers. And make sure to pack your dry shampoo! Every #TIUgirl knows it’s a life saver!
Recruit your coworkers
If you can’t leave the office, no worries! Grab some girls for a quick office sweat sesh. Our go-to is the 10-minute TIU HQ Conference Room Workout. Or try this HQ Stair Workout in your building stairwell. If you have 25 minutes to spare, a BODY LOVE routine is also perf!
Dress to sweat
We live in yoga pants, but we get that they’re not quite office appropriate for all work places! There are a few sneaky ways to wear your workout gear, though. Try wearing your sports bra under your blouse or layering a blazer or a black sweater over a fitted, dark moisture-wicking tank. You’ll look so chic no one will be able to tell it’s workout clothes!
Power up with protein
Prep lunch in advance so it’s already on hand when you get back to the office. Make sure your meal has plenty of protein to repair your muscles post-workout. The Avocado Lentil Salad is an HQ fave, and it’s super simple to make the night before. Or if you have access to a blender at your office, prep all the ingredients for a Perfect Fit smoothie and store in a mason jar so you can just blend and sip! We have the ultimate guide to creating your smoothie HERE!
Girl, you clean up nice!
If you don’t have time for a shower and pampering post-workout, don’t sweat it! We always stock Yes To Cucumber makeup wipes and Big Sexy Hair dry shampoo in our bags for a quick refresh. We also love putting our hair in a fishtail braid. You can do this in the morning and it will stay intact through your workout! Find our easy video tutorial HERE!
Now, you’re all ready to be your brilliant self and rock your next meeting! You’ll be feelin’ like…