Fitness expert Eugene Pallisco gives advice to students on how to balance fitness and studies

Eugene Pallisco, expert en fitness, donne des conseils aux étudiants sur la manière de concilier le fitness et les études

The list of daily things to do is long for students. Fitness expert Eugene Pallisco says even students who have been in college for a few years can struggle to juggle everything they have to do, whether it's going to class, study, relax, spend time with friends or have a job.

So it's no surprise that some students struggle to fit regular workouts into their routine. Still, making sure you exercise is one of the best ways to ensure your body can handle the rigors of college.

Below are tips on how students can balance their fitness and studies.

To fix objectives

One of the best ways to accomplish something is to set clear, achievable goals. Just saying “I want to exercise more” isn’t very motivating.

It's best to find what motivates you to exercise and translate it into a goal. If, for example, you struggle to find the energy to get through the day, your motivation might be to rely less on caffeine for energy.

The goal that could come from this would be to eat healthy and exercise three times a week. If you're starting a new fitness journey, being active even just a few times a week will pay huge dividends.

Create a written program

Before the start of each semester, students register for their courses and receive their schedule. This means that before they even set foot on campus for this semester, they know when they need to be in class and where classes are held.

Before the semester begins, take time to review your classes and create a detailed daily schedule that incorporates regular exercises. You may need to change this schedule over time, especially if you're new to college and don't know how long it takes to get across campus.

But by creating a daily schedule well in advance, it will be easier for you to find time to exercise, since you will have already blocked off time.

Find a partner

Workout buddies can be great motivators. This could be someone you work out with or go to the gym with, or just someone you share your fitness journey with.

When you have someone to turn to, someone who counts on you and who you can count on, and someone you don't want to disappoint, it keeps you honest, according to Eugene Pallisco.

College students face so much in a short time. Suddenly, they have the freedom to choose their own classes and decide when to study, what to eat and have fun or do something productive.

This is why it is very useful to have a training buddy. He can hold you accountable and make sure you stick to your plan and goals to incorporate regular exercise into your routine.

It's harder to skip a workout or watch a TV series when someone else is counting on you to be there.

About Eugene Pallisco

Fitness expert and certified trainer Eugene Pallisco works in Dallas, Texas. Since he began working with motivational mentors in high school, Eugene has spent a lot of time sculpting and shaping his coaching philosophy, which centers around the betterment of others. Before starting his private training company in the fitness industry, he gained greater expertise working one-on-one with gym clients after starting out as a group fitness instructor.