Workout of the Day

No Days Off (Kind Of)


If you’ve spent much time around the fitness world or perusing any fitness-related social media pages, you’ve likely heard or seen the phrase “no days off.”

On the one hand, this might come off as something of a showy “I’m more hardcore and committed than you” platitude. I know that I, for one, don’t train every day, and I don’t know many people who do. And let’s be honest: spending 365 days of the year in the gym is probably beyond what most of us reasonably need and would benefit from.

On the other hand, I am an absolute believer in this notion of “no days off,” but with a caveat. No days off doesn’t necessarily refer to no days off from stepping foot in the gym and completing a standard “gym” workout. Rather, I stand by the idea of no days off from the practice. The practice may, on some days, involve going to the gym; but on other days it may involve a hike, or it may involve relaxing in a hammock, or meditation or a breathing practice, or preparing meals for the week and playing frisbee. The practice is a global concept that captures what it is to be an active, engaged, and intentional human being. It may not even look the same from one person to another.

The important reminder here is this: no, you don’t need to be in the gym 7 days/week, but just because you’re not in the gym doesn’t mean you’re off the hook from being an actualized human. The practice (call it lifestyle) goes far beyond what happens within the four walls of a gym.

- PS


  • In 20 mins...

    • Max distance row

    • Every 4 mins, complete a 300m run