4 Ways You Can Master Your Calendar for Near-perfect Wellness

How in the world could your calendar have anything do with your fitness and wellness? Well, pretty easily. Without boundaries, we can often be led down a path of too many “yes’s,” rudderless in our day, lack of time for essentials like meal planning, sleep and fitness, and frankly just frustrated everyone else’s needs have been tended to except yours.

How can you gain control of your health, wellness, and fitness? Master your calendar.



After all, how you spend your waking hours is an indication of your values and priorities. Time is our greatest asset.

Look no further than what dozens of our clients have done. How?

  • • They develop their daily, weekly, monthly, and annual calendar around their core values
  • • They say “yes” only to the essential
  • • They organize their email and the amount of time they spend on it
  • • They check the calendar the night before to ensure their priorities are in line with the time they have the following day



You must become the “Aggressive NO-prah” of your life. Oprah probably says NO more than any other person on the planet. Does that make her a bad person? Of course not. It actually makes her a better, more impactful person. Oprah aggressively says no to things that don’t matter, and to the actions that someone else can do, so that Oprah only does what only Oprah can do. – Craig Ballantyne

 What have they overcome? The busy and overbooked schedule that previously led them to:



  • • Poor nutrition habits
    • • “I don’t have time to meal plan, so I eat on the go and grab what is convenient.”
  • • Lack of sleep
    • • “I will never be able to get seven hours of sleep per night and still get everything done.”
  • • Lack of physical movement
    • • “I don’t have time in my busy schedule to workout.”
  • • Lack of self-care
    • • “I don’t have time in my busy schedule for myself because I’m taking care of everyone else.”
  • • Increased and chronic stress
    • • “I’m overwhelmed.”

Alexandria Wellness concierge clients are making huge progress, largely due to this one strategy: they’ve mastered their calendars.



If you’re striving to improve your health and fitness and are now convinced your calendar is the problem, look no further. Email me at adrien@alexandriawellness.com, book a consult with me here, or be on the lookout for my virtual concierge program coming soon in July featuring a course in Calendar Mastery for Wellness.


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Adrien founded Fitness on the Run in 2004 out of her home after a successful career in policy and public affairs communications. After spending 15 years developing her own personal definition of wellness and watching thousands struggle with theirs, in January 2019 Adrien founded Alexandria Wellness, the home for the Concierge Wellness Program and Corporate Wellness with Adrien Cotton. Over the course of 15 years, “FOR” was home to more than 2,000 clients, 30 instructors, and hundreds of inspirational success stories. Adrien is now, more-than-ever, passionate about helping women view their fitness as a journey, not a quick fix. Adrien’s recipe for success herself has evolved from a rigid training plan of sweaty and heart pumping workouts to some days getting in her 10,000 steps, consciously breathing, her 7.5 hours of sleep, and her beloved 5-Minute Flow. Adrien believes the most important ingredient is making small changes for big results, even if it’s one new habit formed each month. Still passionate about fitness, Adrien’s clients appreciate her ability to make sessions seriously challenging without a “beat down,” a healthy mix of strength and metabolic (cardio) work and ultimately helping her clients gain real strength in mind and body. She believes we all benefit from being curious about our bodies and that change, or improvement, is within reach despite what your “inner voice” or others may tell you. Adrien is bubbling with excitement to help women learn the importance of a comprehensive approach to wellness, weight loss, and contentedness with yourself, and that every person has the right to feel good about themselves. Most days, you can find her helping clients with their wellness, listening to success stories, and bragging about her twin 13-year-old children and “fittest man in Alexandria” Bill Cotton. Adrien prides herself on her practice of mindfulness, meditation, and putting it all into perspective.

Alexandria Wellness offers achievable answers for anyone who is tired of chasing fitness and health without a clear plan, someone who has struggled and is not satisfied with their fitness and wellness or someone who is open to maximized healthful longevity and fitness along with healthful weight loss. Adrien and her team offer help with food guidance, body acceptance, sleep and stress issues, and insist you have fun along the way.

Schedule your free 30 minute consult here!


Alexandria Wellness
215 North Payne Street
Alexandria, VA 22314




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