Our passion is helping busy Atlantans get fit and stay fit. One common hurdle to getting fit is actually starting. Starting something as involved as an exercise routine can be daunting and overwhelming for many people. If this describes your feelings then you are not alone.
GET FIT BY FINDING YOUR STARTING POINT.
Here is a piece of wisdom – start small. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen someone get excited about starting an exercise program only to fall victim to injury due to an overly aggressive start. Save yourself the hassle and start small. Take a walk … a jog … stretch. Just move!
Remember, getting started is half the battle. Don’t make excuses. Everyone’s busy. Don’t put it off until tomorrow. Make it happen today.
I’ve found one common hurdle to staying fit is boredom. Another is injury. You can avoid both by frequently switching up your programming. I change my clients’ programming every four weeks. Research shows the body adapts every 3-4 weeks and needs some confusion to keep progressing. It so happens that 3-4 weeks is usually the span of time it takes for someone to get bored with their current routine as well! So switch gears. Try something different. Add some variety.
STAY FIT BY SWITCHING UP YOUR EXERCISE PROGRAMMING.
There are a multitude of different ways to organize workouts but here are a couple of my favorites.
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Full body resistance focus
- Tuesday, Thursday – Cardio focus
- Monday, Thursday – Upper body focus
- Tuesday, Friday – Lower body focus
- Wednesday, Saturday – Cardio, core, stretch/ yoga focus
Switching up your exercise selection if huge …. At EF we use a variety of modalities … including kettlebells, swiss and bosu balls, TRX, bands, machines, free weights, and your own body weight.
If you need help getting or staying fit, feel free to email us with questions … firstname.lastname@example.org. Helping busy Atlantans pursue fit and healthy lifestyles is our passion.
Hope you found this content helpful. Cheers to getting and staying fit!