Disclaimer: This post is part of a paid project with BodyBoss, but all opinions are my own.
One of the hardest things about the pace of modern life and the hustle of city living is fitting in time to do the things that’re important to us. My phone is constantly in my hand, and I only ever watch tv to fall asleep to. And I don’t even remember the last time I spent more than a functional ten minutes in the shower.
Something that I won’t compromise on, though, is working out. Not just for aesthetic or competitive reasons – also for my emotional stability and happiness. For me, training is like therapy. A large part of prioritising my fitness is finding ways to slot training into my busy, unpredictable schedule. I have many mechanisms in place – for example, I am a member of two different national gym brands, which means I’m likely to have access to a training space wherever I go. And I have random stashes of athleisure ditched at friend’s houses and my father’s office, just in case. But as my work takes me increasingly to international or remote destinations, I need to be even more flexible.
I’ve started using BodyBoss, which is a 12-Week Step-By-Step Fitness Guide. The program is split into four cycles, each of which is three weeks. And there’s a new workout plan for each week (you do three workouts a week). The plans are built around the four principles of training, so are progressive and cumulative, whilst fluctuating in intensity. Many of the sessions include HIIT circuits for maximum fat burning.
What I like about BodyBoss is how simple an idea it is, and it cuts the anxiety of wondering whether I’ll have time to get to the gym since their workouts can be done literally anywhere. Personally, I like doing the lower intensity weeks in my bedroom, and more explosive training outside. Mainly because I am clumsy and would definitely break something..
Each workout is 24 minutes long, and is designed to take your body into its fat burning zone as quickly as possible, which means you’ll start seeing results fast. If you stick to it, of course, but you probably will since the workouts are actually kinda fun. There is something really comforting about taking the doubt out of my training plan by having a routine to stick to – it’s like BodyBoss took responsibility for my fitness over the past 12 weeks. It works for fitness experts as well as anyone totally new to new to HIIT exercises, since the BodyBoss guide comes with a bonus 4-week pre-training program to help kickstart you.
The whole BodyBoss programme is in the format of a ring-binder book, but if I’m on the go BodyBoss also has an online version of the guide too. The online version comes with interactive animations – great especially for beginners who need help with the form. Although I feel the physical book has all the descriptive information needed to get you into the correct form and exercise.
- For more information, visit the BodyBoss site.