All working women know how difficult it is to keep up with an exercise regimen on a daily basis. But, all top CEOs in the business world today have one thing in common, they never skimp on exercise, making sure they set aside time for fitness every day.
So, how do they achieve it with their schedules?
Anna Wintour, Vogue
With her signature bob and sunglasses, it may be hard to imagine Wintour doing anything out of doors. But, don’t be fooled because behind those dark glasses is a stealth tennis player. Waking up an hour before her blowout, she makes sure she plays a whole game at 5.45 in the morning, which keeps her energy levels up throughout the day.
Condoleeza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State
After being asked about her daily routine, Rice was clear that exercise is important to her. After waking up at 4.30am, she squeezes in 40 minutes of cardio that includes the treadmill and the elliptical machine.
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook
The perks of being a top CEO is that she can have the luxury of a home gym and Sandberg takes full advantage of it. Waking up every day before 6 am, she workout out at home, leaving for work as early as possible so she can spend time with her family in the evenings.
Jessica Alba, The Honest Company
A huge fitness class fan, she likes to switch things up, either by doing some hot yoga or indoor cycling. The mother of three does admit that exercising is not always her favourite thing, so she likes to do it in the morning to get it out of the way.
Payal Kadakia, Class Pass
She is one of those CEOs who has made fitness their career and is counted among the fittest business leaders in the world. Taking inspiration from Class Pass, she loves pilates, yoga, running and dance, of course. She even takes time off during workdays to exercise and encourages her colleagues to do the same.
Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post
With a busy travel schedule, it’s not easy to workout every day, but she does incorporate as much physical activity as she can. Her favourite way to workout is to go hiking.
Brit Morin, Brit + co
Running a media company that is popular and successful inspires her to also do something for her own health since business can take over everything. She loves working out outdoors, especially jogging and running. When that gets too monotonous, she takes up yoga, spinning and Pilates.
Julie Smolyansky, Lifeway Foods
As a huge advocate of healthy eating, with her lifestyle and company as a testimony to it, Smolyansky organises a running schedule on her calendar so that she gets enough physical activity. She also supplements her fitness with foods like kefir, fish, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop
Known as the queen of healthy living, she has been championing the benefits of organic foods and wellness through Goop. A huge fan of celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, she makes sure she works out every day while also eating mindfully.