7. Invest in workout DVDs
Not exactly ready for the P90X DVDs your boyfriend uses? Completely understandable. Although the thought of exercise tapes can conjure up images of women in neon colored spandex doing jazzercise, there are thousands of modern workout tapes right at your fingertips.
Or, click around on any of these YouTube results!
8. Enroll in regular workout classes
If you're paying for numerous weeks of classes, you won't be tempted to skip out or bail on the class since you’ve already forked over your hard-earned dough. Grab a friend and enroll in the classes together so you're doubly motivated to show up. Boston’s Life in Synergy offers 10 classes for just $120, and many gyms include classes in their membership fees.
Calories burned: 310 (1-hour aerobic class)
9. Work out on your lunch break
If your office has a gym, you're in luck, but even if it doesn't, joining a gym that's close to your office as opposed to near your apartment is a great way to get a quick workout in. Thirty minutes of cardio on the elliptical or treadmill and a 10-minute shower is a healthy, active and feasible way of spending part of your hour-long break.
Pack your gym bag the night before — be sure to bring your gym attire, a towel for the shower and a cosmetic case with small bottles of shampoo and conditioner, face wash, body wash and lotion. Don’t forget your makeup bag for re-dos after you’ve showered!
After you've worked out you'll have worked up a great appetite and can eat your lunch at your desk.
Calories burned: 200 (20 minutes on the elliptical)
10. Bring your gym clothes to work
“After a long day at work, my bad habit is to get home, change into my sweats and fall right onto the couch in front of the TV with my roommates. I tell myself I’ll get to the gym, but I just don’t,” says Katelyn Maher, a third year Northeastern University student who is currently interning at General Electric.
Follow in Katelyn’s footsteps and motivate yourself by bringing your gym bag to work and going directly to the gym after your day at the office.
“To motivate myself, I actually bring my workout clothes with me to my office. This way, when I’m getting ready in the morning I keep the mindset that I’ll be going to the gym that afternoon,” she explained.
“Plus, then I have no good excuse to go home first and fall onto the couch!”
Calories burned: Depends on your workout!
Have some other suggestions for staying in shape while you’re an intern? Be sure to leave them in the comments!
Now go get your workout on!
*All calorie counts based on a 130-lb. woman.
Kate Zasada, Products Assistant in NYC
Cara Sprunk, HC Managing Editor
Erica Avesian, HC Contributing Writer
Kayla Riley, HC Contributing Writer
Katelyn Maher, Northeastern Student and GE Intern