Amongst the many people who train at LATUS we also work with a number of businessmen and women from any industry who realise the huge benefit being fit and healthy has on their work performance.
Social media in particular is having a big impact on glamorising success, but what does it take to become successful at what you do???
Well if we take a look at some of the highest profile figures in the world and correlate that against their daily/weekly routines, there is one definite common denominator…they all prioritise EXERCISE!
Barrack Obama (U.S. President) – Exercises 45 mins per day, 6 days per week. He exercises first thing in the morning and alternates weights and cardio.
Richard Branson (Founder of Virgin Group) – Wakes up as early as 5am to kite surf or play tennis, and claims he gets “four hours additional productivity everyday” by keeping consistent with his exercise schedule.
Mark Zuckerberg (Co-Founder & CEO of Facebook) – Works out at least 3 days per week, usually running with his dog first thing in the morning.
Anna Wintour (Vogue editor-in-chief) – Gets up at 5:45am to play tennis for an hour every morning.
Tim Cook (CEO Apple) – Wakes up at 4:30am and hits the gym several times a week, and also enjoys “cycling and rock climbing”.
Mark Cuban (Owner NBA’s Dallas Mavericks) – Does an hour of cardio per day 6-7 days per week, and takes classes at the gym.
Whether it’s running, playing tennis or going to the gym, these highly successful people clearly prioritise exercise in their daily routines.
Mark Zuckerberg: Co-founder of social media giant Facebook works at out least 3 times per week
So, what are the benefits of exercise on your work performance?
– Decision-making: Exercise improves clarity of thought, speeding up decision making, and helping you make better decisions.
– Increased energy levels: Exercise improves sleep patterns, which in turn improves your energy levels. By creating fatigue and improving hormone balance, it helps people sleep better, and therefore they wake up at a regular time after having better quality sleep, and so they feel more energised.
People who don’t incorporate exercise as part of their daily routine often complain of broken sleep and constant tiredness.
– Team Building: Training with a group of work colleagues is a great way to socialise with workmates, get to know one another, remove barriers and offers an informal platform to discuss work topics.
– Networking: The likelihood is that whilst you’re in the gym, the other people in there too are like-minded in understanding the benefits of exercise.
At LATUS, if you’re training 6:30am – 8am, you will be surrounded by ambitious, driven, successful people. This offers a great platform to network (i.e. chat) as you share a common interest in the gym. Whether it’s having the same PT, booking on the same class, or chatting in the changing rooms, you will be pleasantly surprised at the opportunities and benefits networking in the gym can offer.
Exercise certainly seems to sharpen the minds of the top business leaders and give them an edge.
So if you’re looking to get ahead, either with improving your own business or climbing the ladder and gaining promotions, one thing is clear… you should be prioritising exercise to help you achieve success!