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Fitness and motivation, Health and happiness

How To Ask Your Boss For A Power Lunch

By Laura November 12, 2015
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So you're sold on the idea of a lunchtime workout...now it's time to convince your boss using these 4 top tips.


1. Do your research 

Go armed with reasons why having the extra time to workout on your lunch break would be good for you, the rest of the team but more importantly, for them. We’ve done this for you here (you can thank us later). Just hit the envelope share to email it to your boss directly!

2. Pick your moment 

Find a time when your boss will be relaxed and able to give you their full attention. Try to avoid first thing on a Monday or last thing on a Friday or any other time you know they will be busy or pre-occupied.

3. Set up a meeting 

Even if it’s a quick 15 minute catch up, it’s good to set some time in the diary so you’ll both be free of any distractions. You could email the article we’ve given you in point 1 so they know what to expect. Try and find a few colleague who also want the option and suggest it as a company wide policy so it is not seen as just you asking for it - it will also help with recruitment and employee retention!

4. Follow up with an email

Whatever the outcome, follow up with an email thanking your boss for taking the time out to meet you and listen to your idea.

If it’s a no go then all is not lost! A standard hour is enough time to fit in a decent workout – check out our top tips on how to workout in your lunch break here.  




Written by Laura

After 3 years of excess at uni took a serious toll on my waistline and wellbeing, I found that a love for strength training, HIIT and spin classes were key to keeping me healthy and happy. I'm at the forefront of finding out and creating awesome stuff about health, fitness and happiness and when I'm not at work I love nothing more than pizza and prosecco in the sun with friends. What motivates me? Knowing that life is short...


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