So you’ve decided to get healthy, or at least to start making yourself a little more physically fit. In either case, congratulations! That said, deciding to start is one thing—actually starting is another. For the most part, the challenges faced by beginners revolve around not knowing what to do. That’s normal, and the trick has always been to find the right questions and ask the right person.
Nowadays, we have the internet to help us out. There are a lot of resources out there, which can be a little overwhelming for others. To help you out, we’ll be walking you through some steps to take some of the guessing game out.
Finding a Community
The easiest way for most people to get started is by joining an internet community first. Whether it be a group on the popular site Reddit or a group active on Facebook, the important part is to get in touch with people with a similar goal in mind.
From here, you can find resources that may be relevant to your situation, location, or skill level. Learn what you can from active participants in this group, as they will know which direction to point you in once you’re ready to begin.
Once you find yourself ready, use the group and its connections to find a physical trainer capable of offering you a customized fitness program based on your schedule and skill level. Others might offer a one-time consultation, while the rest might offer a program where they monitor your progress over time. Pich which one suits your needs and budget best.
As an aside, it is also possible to find a workout partner in one of these groups. While you might not realize it yet, a workout partner is beneficial, not just for the company they offer. They can give you instant feedback on your form and can offer a competitive side to your workout. If competition isn’t what you’re looking for, partners can offer you moral support as you push yourself to your limits.
Maintaining (or Changing) a Routine
As you continue to progress in your physical fitness journey, there will come a time when you will have to change or remove some exercises in your program. This is unavoidable as you must adjust to how your body has progressed over the weeks you’ve been following the fitness program.
This won’t happen immediately, though. You will notice this first when you realize that your routine isn’t giving you a “difficult” time anymore. That’s because your body has finally adjusted to the workout you’ve been following. Now, while it isn’t inherently wrong for you to maintain the routine, you would be using your time much more wisely if you are able to push yourself in different ways.
It would help to consult with a professional here as well. They can monitor your current fitness program and compare your performance and make decisions based on what they see. From there, you can introduce new exercises, adjust the old ones, and remove those that don’t seem necessary.
At the end of the day, your goal is to make sure you are physically (and mentally) fit. While ready-made programs aren’t bad, they can limit the growth you see with your progress—in some cases; they can even make it hard for people to keep a consistent workout schedule. A custom-made fitness program is cost-efficient and can make it much fun to get back into shape.
The Fit Factor Personal Training takes a personal approach to fitness by creating tailored programs that align with your goals and motivations. If you’re looking for a reliable fitness training program in Wellesley, then this is the place for you. Start your fitness journey with us today!
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I love working out with Chad! I have been working out with him for the past year and a half and have had the best results compared with other trainers. Chad’s dedication to his clients, humor, warmth and expertise are a winning combination. I look forward to our sessions and always leave feeling stronger, more flexible and energetic. I highly recommend Chad.
I have been working with Chad (the trainer) for almost three years now and have gone through an amazing transformation! He bonds greatly with his clients and is a very qualified trainer. He tailors workouts to individual clients and has helped me perform better as an equestrian and achieve my physique goals. If you are looking for a great one-on-one trainer, I would highly recommend.
When I started going to the fit factor I went in thinking I had a pretty good knowledge of weight lifting and exercise without having much to improve. I was so wrong! Chad was incredible and really took the time to explain and show proper technique as well as a variety of different exercises that I had never done before. I now have much more confidence in my form and have a really great and well rounded routine. Additionally, Chad catered to my personal goals and really listened to what I wanted to accomplish. I cannot recommend The fit factor and Chad enough!
I have been weight lifting for over five years but have never had dedicated instruction from a trainer. Chad was able to notice where my form was failing and correct it immediately. He also guided me towards effective exercises so that I could keep achieving my goals and moving up. After a couple of months of working with him I was able to see some great results. Chad knows his stuff!
Chad has been great with not only the types of specialized workouts each session but also with checking in after the sessions. He has a real passion for seeing people make big health changes; which makes it fun. Would highly recommend!
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!
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!!