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How do bartenders stay in shape?

  1. Londonparadise16 profile image60
    Londonparadise16posted 5 years ago

    How do bartenders stay in shape?

    With all the liquor tasting and wine classes, how are other industry people staying in shape?

  2. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    By working out. They only work at night as bartenders. During the day, they need to keep up their image.

  3. Steve Hunter profile image69
    Steve Hunterposted 5 years ago

    One of my clients is a bartender and I tell them to follow this simple protocol to stay in shape (she says she only gets good tips when she's "looking cute" haha):

    1) DO NOT drink at work, and limit alcohol in-take after work. Bartenders like to stay late and drink after hours -- I try to get her to avoid this.

    2) Exercise first thing in the morning. This helps rev up her metabolism for the day, and if the workout is an intense one (sprinting, fast-paced weight lifting, etc), the hormones released drastically raise her fat burning metabolism as well as keep her awake for her shift.

    3) Stay away from the bar food. I have her pack food she can keep in the fridge behind the bar to avoid snacking on wings and nachos all night.

    4) Approach alcohol like an expert, not a frat/sorority person. When you DO drink, drink the good stuff and only drink a little of it. If you spend $15 on top shelf stuff and only sip it, you take in a lot less calories than if you spent $15 on 4-5 beers.

    Hope this helps!

    1. Londonparadise16 profile image60
      Londonparadise16posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That was very helpful. Its a rough industry and I need to stay on top. Exercising in the morning tip was the best. Makes perfect sense. Thank you.