Nick Wardle, founder of Body Transformation Centre ( with lot of business owners and they all tell him the same things. There is simply too much going on and they’re finding it difficult to stay on top of everything.

His personal experience leads him to five fitness tips he recommends to time-poor individuals.

1 Morning is often best: It’s common that busy business people get to the end of the working day, which is usually way beyond 5pm, and they are just too tired to train. Energy levels are low in the evening, and there’s plenty of research that suggest individuals should switch their exercise regime to the morning.On an empty stomach, it’s the best way to burn stored fat, making it a good way to lose weight. Morning exercisers may have less of an appetite through the day. And getting a sweat on before work can also lead to better mental health and productivity during the day, since exercise is a great stress reliever.

2 Maintain a good sleep hygiene: sleep and exercise go hand in hand. Busy people find it difficult to switch off, they go to bed late and then just don’t have the energy in the morning to get up a little earlier and exercise. This is very common. Sleep hygiene is an important part of our wellbeing and it’s key to keeping fit.

3 Prepare the sport kit in advance: getting the sport gear together the night before removes another excuse to avoid it, as individuals would be tempted to give up if for instane they don’t find their trainers or sports bra.

4 Plan the workout regime: planning workout ahead helps to be consistent. Nick and his team are always helping their clients to plan their workout sessions, giving them one less thing for their busy minds to think about.

5 Remove all distractions: especially in the morning, it’s easy to get dragged into the working day. Try to avoid checking your phone before, unless it’s just to choose the Spotify tracks. For many busy people, getting active and fit is about removing barriers that simply make it too difficult. The key is to make it easy, build it into a routine, and don’t look back.