5 Simple Ways to Design an Effective Exercise Plan

Though starting a new workout program can be intimidating, it’s really simple at the end of the day. If you want to be more active and healthy, you should look at exercising with a straightforward approach.


There are many ways to look at fitness. If you want to reap the benefits of an exercise program, here are simple strategies you can use in developing your plan.


  1. Listen to What Your Body Needs


Your body knows exactly what it needs so that you are prepared physically, mentally, and emotionally. Therefore, you should listen closely to what it needs and not go by just what others are saying.


For instance, if you’re starting a fitness routine for the first time, you should test your body in the first 10 minutes of exercise. The best strategy is to exercise at a brisk pace and exercise to maximum output.


  1. Remember That the Body Is Simple


Your exercise should be simple. Your body doesn’t need a lot of complicated movements or complicated workouts. 


The body responds best to simple exercises, like walking, running, or jumping. As a beginner, you can boost this value of easy activities over complicated ones by focusing more on the quality of your exercises instead of just the quantity.


  1. Stick with the Exercises That You Love


It’s not just about choosing the right exercise; you should choose the exercise you love.


The more you love what you do, the more likely you’ll stick with however many minutes or hours you’ve set out to do. Furthermore, you can have fun with the exercise you are doing because you love it.


  1. Set Realistic Goals


Setting realistic goals doesn’t mean forcing yourself to do more than you can handle. Instead, you should have realistic expectations instead of very high goals.


No matter what your goal, it’s wise to be real and practical with your exercise habits. You should start small to build exercise as part of your life.


  1. Work with a Personal Trainer


Personal trainers can help you do several things. First of all, they can help you develop a one-on-one fitness routine that fits you perfectly.


Furthermore, they can help you set realistic goals based on your present condition. Personal trainers can help you develop a routine. They can also help you deviate from your harmful habits and move in a more positive direction.


Final Thoughts


The key to successfully bringing exercise into everyday life is to make a plan and stick to it. You should also commit to making exercise a part of your daily routine. As you work with a personal trainer, you should also remember the simple steps. Start with a simple, effective exercise plan. Set reasonable goals and work with a personal trainer. You can exercise for one or two months, or even a few weeks. Whatever exercise routine you choose, you can start it now and see the results in the future.


Get started toward your fitness goals with The Fit Factor PT. With our personalized fitness program at Wellesley, you can focus on the changes you want to see in your life and develop a workout plan that fits your lifestyle. Book a no-commitment complimentary consultation today to learn more.

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I went to Chad looking to get back in shape and lose weight, which had crept up from working long hours. Chad was super patient and non-judgmental. We started at a level where I would see results but not get so sore or so disappointed at what I could not do it. He focused on what I could do if I pushed myself hard and taught me that step/skill building was an integral part of the process. We also talked about nutrition and self-care. As other reviews have mentioned, he cares about his clients beyond the appointment time, and wants them to make positive change to their lives that will stick. I lost 30+ pounds and I am in the best shape of my life. I have been able to maintain this for 2 years. He taught me how to create a sustainable workout plan. Even during the pandemic I was able to maintain my weight and my fitness level thanks for his frequent check-ins and the solid fitness base we created through his work and fitness mentorship. I highly recommend him!

Tere Ramos

I started with Chad in August 2020, my first semester of college was cancelled and i needed something active to do. At that point I was a small underweight kid looking to gain muscle and gain weight. I went to Chad 3 times a week until late January 2021. Those 5 months were great, I really enjoyed going to chad and it was the highlight of my week and something I would look forward to going to 3 times every week. Throughout this time Chad has perfected my form on workouts and had a great and unique workout for me everytime. I went in weighing 125 pounds at 5’10 and now I weigh 150 pounds after the five months. Not only did Chad give workouts but he also gave me a diet for me to follow so I could maximize my time with him. He really personalizes workouts for each person. Currently i’m in the best shape of my life and am super confident in my body. GO TO FIT-FACTOR!!

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