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balanced living
ince I became a personal trainer
12 years ago, the most common
excuse I hear is, “I don’t have
time to exercise.” This is the easiest way
people justify not exercising. I am not
downplaying the fact that people have
busy lives, but there is always time to
Within this article I will give you
some helpful ways to make fit fit into
your schedule. Being a parent and work-
ing two jobs, I know there are things that
we tend to put ahead of exercise—but,
without being healthy everything else is
The best way to get started on a
fitness program is to join a gym. At
Fitworks, where I work, every new mem-
ber gets a consultation with a personal
trainer. This allows all of our new mem-
bers a chance to set goals and develop a
plan to achieve them. One of the most
important parts of having a gym mem-
bership is to learn how to use it properly.
I know that there are all kinds of articles
on the internet and in magazines that
give workout advice—but this generic
advice will not be personalized to your
individual needs. A trainer will give you
the tools and motivation that you need to
attain results and also show you how to
maximize your time in the gym.
If you’re thinking, “I don’t have time
to go to the gym,” listen up. There are
By David Dickey
plenty of things that you can do in your
everyday life to add more activity to your
day. When you go to work, the grocery
store or anywhere for that matter, simply
park further away than you normally
would. Those extra steps equal more
calories burned. Taking the stairs is also
a great way to burn more calories. If you
work on the 22
floor and can’t make it
all of the way up, just go as far as you can
and finish with the elevator. Every week
you should try to get better until you can
make it the whole way.
Another great way to add a little more
movement to your day is something
simple—sitting and standing. Every time
you sit make it a point to sit and stand
10-20 times before you come to rest in
your chair. Think about how many times
you sit in a day and how many squats
that would add up to. Again, more calo-
ries burned.
These are just a few simple ways to
make fit fit into your life. To learn more,
I encourage you to attend the program
“How to Make Fit Fit” presented by your
colleague James Bogen and myself on
Friday, May 17 from 12–1 p.m. at the
David Dickey is a certified personal trainer and is
currently the personal training General Manager at
the Anderson Fitworks. Dickey was a four year letter
winner in basketball at IUPUI.
How to Make Fit
Presented by the Cincinnati Bar Association Health & Well Being Committee
Balanced Living Lecture Series
About the Program
Frustrated with your current
fitness level? Tired of feeling sluggish
and struggling to keep up with the
demands of your daily routine?
Looking for a healthier, more active
lifestyle, but at a loss for how to get
Making the time for regular
exercise is critical in maintaining
good health and managing the stress
that often comes with practicing law.
Regular exercise:
• Improves mood
• Boosts energy
• Improves cognition and memory
• Controls weight
• Increases longevity
• Lowers cholesterol and blood
• Prevents conditions like
diabetes, arthritis, and
Friday, May 17, 2013
12 to 1 p.m.
Light refreshments provided
Cincinnati Bar Center
5th Floor
Downtown Cincinnati
FREE for CBA Members
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