Name: Liz Claman, Fox Business anchor
Residence: New Jersey, but reports often in Silicon Valley. She'll be in Palo Alto on Sept. 10 to do a piece on the VC firm Greylock Partners.
My favorite workout: It's a tie. I have this strength training and yoga workout my trainer devised for me. It's a 30-minute workout I can literally do in a hotel room that involves squats, lunges, a total of 100 men's push-ups, planks, side planks and yoga warrior poses held for 30 seconds at a shot. By the end of it, I'm drenched in sweat and the burn continues for a good four hours after the workout is over. I'm done with doing 60 minutes on the elliptical. It doesn't work. This particular workout gets my blood pumping but also works the muscles. My other favorite workout is Flywheel indoor cycling classes. I'm addicted to these spin classes. They're just simply so much fun.
How often I work out: I do the strength-yoga workout four to five times a week and supplement it with three Flywheel classes.
What motivates me: My motivation is bifurcated: On the one hand, I'm driven by the health benefits. I want to be healthy for my two kids. I want to have energy to hang out with them and go the distance with them after a long day at work. Working out does that for me. On the other, let's face it: I work on TV, and TV is a visual medium. While I sit during my "Countdown to the Closing Bell" show at 3 p.m. EST, the director take lots of side shots when I have guests on set. For my 4 p.m. "After the Bell" show, I stand the whole time. We're talking full-body shots. I just feel better about myself from that purely physical standpoint when I work out. Plus, the thought of sucking in my stomach for two hours while waiting for commercial breaks to breathe isn't that appealing to me!
The hardest part: Carving out time. When that alarm goes off at 5 a.m. you literally have to just pop out of bed. Boom. Get up, brush your teeth, get going. I put out my workout clothes the night before so if I don't end up going, they stare back at me throwing daggers of guilt into my face. It's even harder when traveling. Here's what I do during my Silicon Valley shoots (including Sept. 10): I can't get up at 5 a.m. PST to work out because I'm still on my East Coast schedule. My first live shot is usually at 10 a.m. EST, so that's obviously a nonstarter. I wait till the shoot is over at 2 p.m. PST. I usually stay at the Four Seasons in Palo Alto, and they've got a good gym. But my workout can be done anywhere. And the one thing about carving out time to work out? You never regret it.
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