This teacher breaks down how she fits exercise into every part of her workday. One of her tips: instead of sitting in your classroom during your off periods, take a 20-minute walk around the school track.
This is not specifically geared toward teachers, but it is for anyone who spends long hours at desks. You can do these during off-periods or even while giving certain assessments. Many of the options provided are modified yoga poses, so don't forget to breathe!
Only have 5 minutes of free time? What about 3 minutes? How about 1 minute? The greatness about this set of workouts is they are quick workouts you can squeeze in if you only have 5 minutes, 3 minutes, or 1 minute of free time. Every little bit adds up!
Sometimes you need a detailed plan you can follow day after day. According to the fitness instructor behind The Teacher Fit Program, it “was designed specifically for teachers to remove the barriers and empower anyone in the education space to look and feel the way they want.” Accessing this program does cost a fee, but it is a wonderful option for teachers who want to get into shape with the help of a fitness instructor.
Even with all the options out there, sometimes it can seem like you still don't have time. Check out one teacher's plan for how she figured out a way to not just add in her exercise in her routine but also lose weight while maintaining excellence as a busy, full-time teacher.