Four Ways to Get Fitter Today

Celebrity Trainer Harley Pasternak may be leading a class here, but to get results he swears there’s no gym required.

Harley workout

He’s trained everyone from Rihanna and Katy Perry to Kate Upton and Jane Fonda. Now celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak is going to help you get fitter without setting foot inside the gym. At a recent Fitbit launch at Sport Chek’s flagship store in downtown Toronto, ON, Pasternak told everyone that more and more he’s getting his clients out of the gym. “The days of logging countless hours indoors are over,” he says. “Get into the gym and then get out. Do the rest of your movement as part of your lifestyle.”

Fitness trackers make it so easy to see how much you’re moving. Incorporate movement throughout your day and you’ll see big results. Not sure where to start? Here are Pasternak’s top four ways to lose weight and stay fit, without stepping into a gym.

  1. Always Take the Stairs

It’s tempting to get on an elevator or step onto the escalator, but any time you have to go up is a great opportunity to get in a mini workout and take the stairs.

  1. Walk and Talk

I always recommend to my clients that they walk during phone calls. Everyone has a cell phone now so there is no reason to stay chained to your desk during that conference call.

  1. Little Movements Make A Big Difference

When life gets busy, a short and sweet workout is better than nothing. Even if you don’t have time to do a full hour in the gym or go for a 5-K jog, making the time to just walk around the block can make a difference if you’re consistent. Everyone can change their lives and find ways to fit fitness into their day. It’s easy to track your extra movement and activity with a fitness tracker, so set little goals for yourself and go for it.

  1. Set Reminders to Move

If you have a job where you sit a lot, set regular reminders to get out of your chair and move your body – even if it’s just a quick walk around the office. The new Fitbit Alta has a “Reminders to Move” feature that will nudge you to get up and move every hour. This practice will also help you manage stress and make you more productive during your workday. Also, with most Fitbit trackers you can now see how often you’re moving throughout the day with the “Hourly Activity” tile in the Fitbit app.

 

By: Nancy Ripton

 

 

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