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Wellness Wednesday: Making time for a workout

You can get in shape without spending hours in a gym.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Whether you're in your 20s or your 80s, incorporating a workout is crucial to living a healthy lifestyle. We spoke to personal trainer Rose Jeffries about how to fit a workout into a busy schedule.

What do you think is the biggest misconception about working out and maybe a hindrance to why people avoid places like this?

The biggest misconception is that they have to do a lot that they have to spend hours in the gym. 

So the short workout is effective and teaches responsibility, control, and competence?

ROSE They're going to notice that they're going to lose inches, typically around the midsection. So it's like a motivator for you know this external stuff. But then there's the intrinsic stuff that pays off later. I have a better relationship. I know how to set goals. JULIA So let's talk about this 30-minute workout. Usually, anybody that would think going to a gym would involve hours. It's taking a lot of time out of your day. 

How is a 30 Minute Workout effective?

A 30-minute workout is effective depending on what you decide to do with it. So once you keep your warm-up to three minutes and you're cool down to about three to five minutes, you can squeeze in your strength training, you're poor and your flexibility.

I know this has happened to me before especially with fluctuating and gaining weight. There was a time when I was almost 200 pounds. And I know it is so hard to stand in front of a mirror and look at yourself and continue to be confident or seeing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. What would you say to a client saying I don't want to work out in front of the mirror. I don't like what I see. But I want to get there. What would you tell them?

I would encourage them that I do understand. However, let's use the mirror as a motivator. Our warmup usually looks like this. We're going to march in place.

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