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Yep, You Really Can Work Out Anywhere

Beautiful woman doing balancing exercise on exercise bar in parkWhen I was at the hospital for a prenatal visit, my husband and I drove into the parking garage past the regular parking attendant, a 30-something male who appeared to be in good shape.

Why did I notice that he was in good shape while I was with my husband and we were running fashionably late for a prenatal appointment? Because the parking attendant was actually working out.

That’s right. He was outside of his booth in the cool weather at 8 o’clock (or 8:05, whatever) in the morning doing windmills with his arms and stretching. He had no cares about the incoming cars watching him, and he was still able to do his job when cars were exiting the parking garage.

I seriously felt a little swelling in my chest. How inspiring! How cool for someone to take his down time at work and fit in just a little physical activity! How cool that he didn’t care at all what other people thought. It just goes to show, if you aren’t getting active, it’s not because you don’t have the time. Everyone can fit in extra stretches or a walk around the block to be just a little bit fitter. Sure, it’s not like he can prepare for a marathon from his booth, but in the fitness world, every little bit helps. And there are so many exercises you can do in small spaces.

As we’ve said before, sometimes we have a reason for not working out. But sometimes we have excuses. If a parking lot attendant can get active, you can walk around the office a bit more or do stretches at your desk!

What’s the craziest place you’ve ever seen someone getting their workout on? —Erin

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