What if your calendar didn’t just keep track of what you do, but found time for you to do the things you actually wanted to do?
FINALLY – A SOLUTION to the “I don’t have time to workout” excuse!
Between workouts, meetings, weekend hobbies, happy hours, and networking events, your schedule fills up fast, making the act of finding time in your schedule to pencil in workouts IMPOSSIBLE, right? WRONG! Google has come to our rescue, launching a new feature last week that will change the way we make room in our schedules for our fitness goals.
Google Calendar’s new Goals feature not only helps you track your goals—like committing to your 8 ONE 8 workout every day — it actually helps you find pockets of time in your schedule so you can stick to them. Genius.
SO…how does it work?
First, set your goal. It can be super general like “work out more,” or more specific and customized like “do hot yoga for four hours each week.” Then Google will prompt you with a few simple questions about how often you want to move toward your goal, how long each session should be, and what time of day you’d prefer (because let’s be real, hot yoga during your lunch break isn’t exactly feasible).
And then the magic happens. Based on your responses, Goals will scan your schedule and pencil in sessions for you. If you have to schedule a conflict before your scheduled Monday a.m. gym session—like a legit morning meeting or you just want to defer a bit so you can sleep in—Goals will automatically reschedule your sweat sesh.
I couldn’t be more excited! I used to do my own (manual) version of this for clients who had trouble finding (read: making) time to workout. Now Google will take care of it! And should your schedule change, Google Goals will adjust accordingly! Seriously, how cool is this?!? Thank you GOOGLE!
In other words, meet your new personal workout assistant. What will Google come up with next?!