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Fit Tip: Tape Your Workout Plan to Something Sturdy

The gym can be a distracting place to work out, and it's easy for your mind to wander from the task at hand when you're chugging away on a cardio machine. This is one reason I like to print my interval routines before heading to the gym — it forces me to stay alert and I get a better workout. However, one thing has become clear: Placing my flimsy paper on the machine's minishelf just doesn't cut it.

Your movement causes vibrations in the machine, which can result in your printout falling to the floor. Rather than risk interrupting a killer workout, consider taping your sheet to something sturdy to eliminate the chances of this happening. Attach the sheet to the back of your iPod if you use one, affix it to your water bottle, or tape it to your magazine. Problem solved!


UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
That's a really good idea! I write out my workout routines on index cards a lot and I hate it when they shift and fall off the machines!
chameleon7 chameleon7 8 years
If I follow something I tend to have the tv control(s) or my drink holding it up. When I use my drink I pull the paper up or sideways until I see the whole workout. Could probably tape it to the wall, but I will probably forget about it or it would be awkward to look at. I have a treadmill at home.
Nak-Nak Nak-Nak 8 years
I put mine in a small notebook. Stays just fine, plus I can decide on the spot which I want to do, since they are all in the notebook.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Great idea!
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
Index cards work great!
Allytta Allytta 8 years
bad for the environment...
KMattes KMattes 8 years
Good tip, I can't remember how many times I've had my plan fly off in the breeze from the gazillion fans at my gym. So annoying. How did I not think of this before?
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I use post-it great!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I have mine on cardstock!! stands up fine
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