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How to Establish a Fitness Plan that’s easy to start

March 25, 2024
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Introduction

Embarking on a fitness journey can be quite daunting, especially if you’re a beginner. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the vast amount of information available, not knowing where to start or what to do. But don’t worry, because at Intune Fitness, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Being a parent and wanting to start a fitness routine can be hard especially with all the pressures that come with being a parent, so this guide will help you with simple tips and give you a plan to get things started and get you moving towards a healthier lifestyle that can be sustainable for the long term. 

Understanding Your Fitness Goals

Before diving into any fitness plan, it’s crucial to understand your goals. Are you aiming for weight loss? Do you want to build muscle? Or are you simply looking for ways to maintain your current weight and improve overall health? Your goals will significantly influence the type of exercises included in your fitness plan.

For instance, if weight loss is your primary goal, then cardio exercises like running or cycling should be a significant part of your routine. On the other hand, if muscle building is what you’re after, then strength training exercises will be more beneficial.

Creating Your Personalised Fitness Plan

Once you’ve identified your fitness goals, it’s time to create a personalised fitness plan. This should include both cardiovascular activities (like running or swimming) and strength training exercises (like weight lifting).

A good starting point could be two days of cardio and three days of strength training per week. However, remember that this is just a suggestion; feel free to adjust based on your schedule and personal preferences.

When creating your fitness plan, consider the following:

1. Frequency: How often will you exercise? Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week.

2. Intensity: How hard will you push yourself during each workout? The intensity should vary depending on the type of exercise.

3. Time: How long will each workout session last? Beginners might start with 20-30 minutes and gradually increase the duration.

4. Type:  What kind of exercises will you do? This should align with your fitness goals.

Implementing Your Fitness Plan

Now that you have your fitness plan, it’s time to put it into action. Here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Start Slow: Don’t rush into intense workouts right away. Begin with low-intensity exercises and gradually increase the intensity as your body adapts.

2. Stay Consistent: Consistency is key in any fitness plan. Make sure to stick to your workout schedule as much as possible.

3. Listen to Your Body:If you feel pain or discomfort during a workout, stop immediately. It’s essential to listen to your body and avoid injuries.

Remember, it’s okay not to see immediate results. Fitness is a journey, not a destination.

Monitoring Progress and Making Adjustments

After implementing your fitness plan for a few weeks, take some time to evaluate your progress. Are you closer to achieving your fitness goals? If not, don’t be discouraged; it might be time to make some adjustments.

Perhaps you need more variety in your workouts or maybe you’re not pushing yourself hard enough during each session. Don’t be afraid to tweak your fitness plan until it perfectly suits you.

Conclusion

Embarking on a fitness journey is an exciting opportunity to transform your health and well-being. Intune Fitness is here to support you every step of the way. So why wait? Contact us today to book your complimentary consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, happier you.


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