Summer Fit advice from Matt Carrigan -Wellness Specialist and Personal Trainer from Cincinnati, OH.

matt carrigan personal trainerSo you don’t think you have time for the gym during the week. Do you really not have time or is that just the easiest excuse that you use? Let’s break it down. There are 168 hours in a week. Can you honestly say that you can’t dedicate 4-6 hours of that towards your health? That’s all the time you need, as long as you are doing the right things in the gym. Getting into a routine can be tricky if you don’t know where to start. Here’s a tip: set aside 3 days a week where you know you can get an hour to an hour and a half work out in. In the gym, do a 5 minute warmup to get the blood flowing. Then do about 35-45 minutes of strength training, followed by 15 to 20 minutes of cardio. An efficient strength routine would be doing chest and core on day 1, legs on day 2, and back on day 3.

For more assistance with your health and reaching your goals, visit to ask him about getting started on a personalized routine for your specific fitness  goals or tweet him with #DapperFit to @mcarrigan20. Each of you should consult your physician before beginning any exercise or lifestyle change.