Between billable hours, responding to clients and long days of desk work, a legal career can make it hard to prioritize health and fitness.

What’s more, the intense drive and high performance standards that many lawyers bring to work can backfire when it comes to an exercise program. So what’s the key to balancing work and fitness goals?

On this week’s Legal Speak podcast, we bring that question to’s Fit Counselor columnist Jonathan Jordan—just in time to save your New Year’s resolution.

Jordan, a personal trainer in San Francisco whose client base is about half attorneys, explains the strategies he uses to motivate the lawyers he works with. He also offers tips for getting comfortable in a new gym, maximizing short exercise windows and taking a steady training regimen to the next level.

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