- Piers Constable is a managing director at Deutsche Bank.
- In 2018, the New York City-based executive described his daily routine to Business Insider — and exercise is a huge part of it.
- Before the pandemic, Constable spent up to 10 days out of the month traveling for work.
- On a trip to Cote d’Ivoire in the fall of 2018, he woke up at 5:00 a.m. to exercise, met with clients all day, ate lunch while on an international conference call, and squeezed in another workout before heading back to the airport at 10:00 p.m. for his flight home.
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Like so many others, Piers Constable’s daily working routine was upended by the coronavirus pandemic.
Constable, a New York City-based managing director at Deutsche Bank, went from traveling for work 10 days out of the month to hunkering down in a house in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York and spending his day on video calls.
Before the pandemic, however, Constable had a consistent routine: He would wake up at 5:00 a.m. every day and spends eight to 10 days of the month traveling for work. He has traveled to more than 60 countries while working for Deutsche Bank and has also lived in London and Dubai. His team arranges finance for infrastructure projects in emerging markets.
Constable wakes up early every day to work out — and often fits in a second workout later in the day.
“I find getting up in the morning to go for a swim or sit on the bike is basically an hour less sleep than I’d have, but that gives me sort of more energy than I’d have had if I’d have stayed in bed,” he told Business Insider in October 2018. “I think nobody likes waking up at 5 o’clock, but if it becomes a habit, it’s much easier to do.”
Here’s what a typical day looked like for Constable when he was traveling the world for business.