In the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, we often encounter a common hurdle: the complexity of integrating daily exercise into our already packed schedules. But what if the key to consistent fitness lies not in drastic changes but in simplicity? This brings us to the third law of habit formation from James Clear’s “Atomic Habits”: Make It Easy. It’s about breaking down the barriers to exercise, making it so simple that it becomes almost effortless to fit it into your day.

The Power of Simplicity

Making exercise easy is about reducing the friction between you and your workout. It’s not about the intensity or duration of your exercise, but about the consistency and ease with which you incorporate it into your daily life.

Step 1: Opt for Convenient Workouts

Choose a workout location that is convenient for you. Whether it’s a gym nearby like CINCOfit or a space in your home, the easier it is to get there, the more likely you are to do it.

Step 2: Simplify Your Workout Routine

Complex routines can be daunting. Start with simple exercises that require minimal preparation or equipment. Bodyweight exercises, walking, or basic yoga can be great starting points.

Step 3: Prepare Ahead of Time

Eliminate as many decisions as possible. Lay out your workout clothes the night before, have your gym bag ready, or set up your workout space in advance.

Step 4: Set Realistic Goals

Set achievable, realistic fitness goals. If you’re new to exercise, a 15-minute workout is a good start. Gradually increase the duration and intensity as you get comfortable.

Practical Tips for Everyday Fitness

Incorporating these strategies can significantly reduce the mental and physical effort required to exercise:

  • Integrate Physical Activity into Your Daily Routine: Take the stairs, walk or cycle to work, or do a quick workout during lunch breaks.
  • Use Technology to Your Advantage: Fitness apps and online workouts can provide guidance and structure, making it easier to stick to your routine.
  • Track Your Progress: Use a simple tracking system to monitor your exercise routine. This can be as straightforward as marking a calendar or using a fitness app.
  • Embrace Flexibility: Some days will be busier than others. Be flexible with your workout schedule and adjust as needed.

Success Stories at CINCOfit

Many of our CINCOfit members have seen remarkable results by simplifying their approach to exercise. Like John, who started with short daily walks and gradually transitioned to regular gym sessions, or Emma, who integrated strength training into her morning routine. Their success lies in the simplicity of their approach.

Making Exercise Effortless

At CINCOfit, we believe in making fitness accessible and simple for everyone. We offer various convenient and easy-to-follow programs that fit into your busy lifestyle.


Ready to Simplify Your Fitness Routine?

Talk with one of our expert personal trainers at a free consultation: We can help make exercise effortless so you can form the habits that will help you achieve your goals.