Desk Chair Swivel
You can easily perform this move while sitting at your desk reading emails or reviewing documents. Simply sit in your chair with your back straight, lift your feet slightly off the ground and swivel left and then right. This will work the abs and help stretch out your lower back.
Real Stair Stepper
This is one of the easiest exercises to perform at work. If you have a meeting on a different floor, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Take the stairs when you arrive to work and you can get this exercise out of the way early. If you have a few minutes on your break, walk up and down one flight of stairs for a quick workout.
Break Room Kickback
Whenever you go to the break room, whether it’s for a cup of coffee or a healthy snack, you should perform this simple leg exercise. Stand up straight and balance on one foot. Then lift the opposite leg straight back, keeping it as straight as possible. If you need help balancing yourself, hold on to the counter. Complete 10 reps for each leg.
Every time you return to your desk perform five reps of this exercise. Stand in front of your chair with your feet shoulder width apart. Place your hands on your hips and lower your bottom down until it just touches the seat. Then push yourself straight up through your heels back to a standing position. This is great for the thighs and glutes.
Waiting for the printer can be a time-sucking endeavor. Use this time to get in a quick set of pushups. You can perform incline pushups against a counter or even the wall. Keep your back straight and your hands slightly wider apart than your shoulders. When lowering your body, keep your elbows close to your body. Do one set of 10.
Doing these simple exercises will turn your workday into a more productive one. When you’re ready to workout outside of the office, stop into The Downtown Athletic Club and speak to one of the many certified personal trainers who can help design a personalized exercise program that will help you reach your fitness goals.