It doesn’t matter what field of work you’re in. Any working professional can be stressed out with their jobs when they’re feeling pressured by never-ending deadlines or even an overly demanding boss. What if we told you that we’ve found an easy way to combat stress at work, make you more productive, and help you lose a thousand calories while doing it? Our solution: a Muay Thai class during your lunch break! Not only does it do all of the above, it’s also a great way to get your workout of the day in, no matter how busy your day gets. It’s a fun, easy solution to getting more physical activity in your life while helping you smash all your goals at work. Sounds interesting? Here’s how to get started.
Assess your work schedule
Obviously, it’s important that your workout does not affect your career. This means that you shouldn’t be choosing one over the other, because your career takes precedence over your workout. If your schedule won’t allow it, see how you can juggle things around to make your lunchtime workout work. If it means you need to come in earlier or leave later so that you’re still able to get your work done and get your workout in, then so be it.
Another way to do it is to speak to your boss/ your colleagues/ your employees about your preference. Once everyone’s on board, log it in your calendar for everyone to see. This way, there’s no ifs or buts about your lunchtime workout.
Plan your meals properly
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Because you’ve worked out during your whole lunch break, you probably won’t have time to sit around and eat a leisurely lunch, let alone walk to your favorite food stall to buy a meal. Bring your lunch instead and consider meal prepping so you won’t have to stress about it. Another great bonus about bringing your own food? It’s healthier, too!
So now that you’ve figured out the ins and outs of getting a lunch workout done, here are all the great benefits you’ll reap out of it.
1) You become awesome at goal-setting
When you train Muay Thai, setting goals comes naturally for you. Whether it’s technique related, for strength and conditioning or even preparing for competition, you know what it takes to get you to smashing your goals in the gym. This attitude is an asset that translates well in an office setting. When you set goals and accomplish them, you feel more focused. And because you’ve got a time set in mind to work out, you always have this sense of urgency to successfully finish a task.
2) It makes you more positive
Everyone values an optimistic, positive employee. In the workplace, you’ll face lots of tough situations that will test you. During these times, it’s important to stay optimistic, so you won’t be bothered by trivial things. When you train Muay Thai during lunch time, you’ll find that you’re constantly encouraging yourself to stay positive even as you get frustrated when you learn difficult techniques or lose to your nemesis during sparring. And the more you train, you see these as opportunities to learn and become a better version of yourself.
3) You become more disciplined at work
When you train Muay Thai, you’d know that discipline is constantly enforced, regardless of what level you’re in. Students who train often know that the only way for him or her to achieve his or her goals is to stay disciplined and focused. This translates well in the workplace. In the office, how disciplined you are impacts your productivity – it sets apart the slackers from the success stories. The more determined you are to meet deadlines and tick off all the boxes on your to-do list, the easier it gets to go home early or maybe even get another work out in!
4) It makes you more passionate about your job
When you’re passionate about what you do, it shines through in everything that you do. When you’re super devoted to your training goals, your instructor can tell that you’ve put your heart, mind, and soul into them. Your determination to get your goals accomplished is unparalleled. And when you make more of an effort to train Muay Thai, the more likely you are to transfer these feelings into your career. And it’s no secret that when you love what you do, the more motivated you’ll be because it won’t feel like work at all!
5) You’ll be happier
With every Muay Thai session comes new techniques taught by your instructors to add to your arsenal to make you a better martial artist. You also get an awesome workout, burning up to 1,000 calories per hour. There’s no doubt that this will make you feel better and give you the happy vibes you need to get through the day, which, in turn, makes you more productive. It’s a win-win for everyone!
There’s no doubt that training Muay Thai can truly change your life for the better, helping you become the best martial artist and employee you could ever be. And by taking the initiative to fit it into your busy work schedule says a lot about you. So go on, give Muay Thai a try today!
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