6 Effective Ways to Work Out at Work

by | Feb 26, 2024 | Blog, Maven Space

Written by Anna Barlow

Alas, another hectic week!

Sometimes the last thing you want to do after a crazy day at work is put on your workout clothes and head to the gym. But moving your body is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Implementing these simple tips into your workday is the perfect way to boost productivity, relieve stress, and bring a little ingenuity to your fitness journey.

1. Don’t dream it, do it

The hardest part is starting. Setting a goal for yourself is the perfect way to kickstart your fitness journey. Start small. Find a routine that works for you. Exercising doesn’t have to be a two-hour commitment. It can be as intense or laid back as you want. Do what makes you feel good. If you don’t have a goal in mind, here are a few to get you started.

  • Hit the gym twice a week 
  • Reach 10,000 steps a day
  • Try a new workout once a week

    2. Get those steps in

    Burn a few calories by doing laps around your workspace between phone calls. And if you love to reach your step goal, this is a great way to get it done before you clock out for the day. Walking just five minutes has proven to lift moods and energy throughout the workday. You’ll come back to your desk feeling refreshed and ready to take on your next project.

    3. Be resourceful 

    Rachel Lacy training a Maven member in the fitness center at Maven SpaceNot all workplaces have the luxury of an in-office fitness center, but chances are there is one nearby. You won’t have to waste time on the commute or waiting for your favorite machine. Hop on the treadmill between phone calls or get a sesh in during your lunch break. As the weather gets nicer, consider training outside. If you’re wondering how to spend your precious time in the gym most effectively, sign up for a workout class or use a personal trainer.

    4. Strrrretchh

    Are you slumped over your computer right now? Bad posture gets the best of all of us. Try standing up and stretching those muscles throughout your workday. Standing gets your blood flowing, burns more calories than sitting, and is great for your body and posture. Standing up at least once an hour is an easy way to be more active in the office. Better yet, try standing while working. Find a workspace that has high tables or standing-level desks and get to work.

    5. Refresh and renew 

    One of the biggest barriers when working out during your day is the sweat that comes with it. Pack a small bag complete with makeup wipes, deodorant, and even a change of clothes. These items are the perfect tools for any post-workout refresh you may need.

    6. Food for the soul

    One of the most important aspects of working out is making sure you have enough energy to do it. Fueling your body with the right nutrients and staying hydrated are necessary parts of an active lifestyle. If you work out on lunch break, make sure to eat something first. If meal prepping isn’t your jam, try grabbing food nearby. 


    It’s never too late to begin a workout plan. Set a goal for yourself and try these six tips to seamlessly get in a sweat during your workday.


    Maven Space is your all-in-one work and fitness destination! 

    If you’d love to work where you play, Maven Space is the coworking space for you. 

    Maven Space offers a fitness center complete with machines, free weights, and a brand-new onsite trainer, Rachel Lacy. She offers personal training for both members and non-members. Book a session with her today. After your workout, freshen up in the bathrooms with showers and lovely changing rooms in the fitness center. 


    Get your steps in walking our 15,000 square feet of office and event space or get outside and hike the short distance to the canal or use the NIFS outdoor gym. Use our various workspaces, like the Dual Monitor Hot Desk Bar to try standing while working. 


    Need to fuel? Maven Cafe is the perfect place for a healthy snack before your workout. 

    Fitness, fuel, festivities. Maven Space is that coworking space. If you’ve been waiting for the right sign to start your fitness journey, here it is. Join Maven Space today. Utilize our amenities and make some new friends, you might even meet your workout bestie.