It’s 6:30 p.m. Your boss just gave you a project that’s got be ready for the 9:00 a.m. meeting. There goes your 7:00 p.m. workout. But it’s not all over. You know that empty conference room nobody’s using? It’s now your own personal barre studio, suggests the creative Portland-based Barre3 founder Sadie Lincoln, who wants you to sneak in moments to strength train at your desk.
And you needn’t be self-conscious in the name of self-care. “It used to be weird to see people talking on the phone in public and now it’s the norm,” says Lincoln, who created online Barre3 workouts and an app with tons of 10-minute sweat sesssions. “It’s starting to be the case for working out. One subscriber wrote me that when she first started doing Barre3 at work, she felt a little shy about it. But after one week, others wanted to join her.”
Cue this compound move from Lincoln herself that you can seriously (and easily) do at your desk, explained in detail with a how-to video here. It won’t make you sweat through your nice silk Equipment blouse, but it will still get your heart-rate up and build muscle.
Try it this month! It’s all part of having your Healthiest Year Ever, because you deserve to be a valued employee and find time for your fitness—all in a day’s work. —Jamie McKillop