Five Steps to Finding the Best Workout Plan For You
Whether you’re a complete fitness newbie or you’re looking to up your game, creating a workout plan is the best way to keep on track. It’s not always easy to know where to start though. Luckily, we can help! Here are five simple steps to finding the best workout plan for you:
1. Be clear on your goals
Before you can create a fitness plan of any kind, you need to be clear on your goals.
Do you want to lose weight? Tone up? Build muscle mass? Are you training to complete a marathon, or Iron Man type challenge? Whatever your personal goals are, each workout plan will be different.
By setting clear, and above all else achievable goals, you’ll find it much easier to stay on track.
2. Keep it consistent
There’s no “secret” to fitness success. But the one thing all personal trainers and fitness professionals will tell you, is consistency is key. Get yourself into a routine, and stick to it as much as you can. Schedule your workouts like you would an important meeting with your boss – you wouldn’t keep cancelling on them, would you?
By sticking consistently to a workout plan, you’ll not only find your fitness improves but so will your confidence. And those goals you set? You’ll be moving closer to them with every session. Just remember, you’re human. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you miss a session.
3. Take a fitness class
Taking a fitness class is a great idea for a number of reasons. Firstly, you can learn the proper technique for a range of exercises. Secondly, group training is a great way to boost your confidence and push yourself. And thirdly, there’s something for everyone.
From aerobics to Zumba, boxercise to HIIT, classes led by personal trainers are the perfect way to break up your day-to-day gym routine and try something new.
4. Train with a PT
When you have a specific goal in mind, booking in a few sessions with a personal trainer can really help you hit those goals. For those new to exercise, a PT can show you the correct form and get you feeling confident in the gym. For those who’ve trained for a while, they can push you to new levels.
No two workout plans from a personal trainer are the same either. They’re tailored to your wants, needs, and abilities and you’ll always have someone to keep you accountable. A few sessions with a trainer can build on and boost your workout plan more than training alone ever can.
5. Monitor your nutrition
Ever heard the saying “Abs are made in the kitchen”? That’s because it’s true. Exercise alone will only get you so far, and the biggest part of any workout plan is monitoring your nutrition. Making sure your diet is right, will help take you to the next level. Again, this is something a personal trainer can help you with, as the consumption they suggest will differ based on your fitness goals.
Ready to build your own workout plan and start hitting your goals? Awesome, we can’t wait to meet you.
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