7 Tips on how to start a fitness program

Do you workout but would like to be more effective?  Here are 7 great tips on how to become effective with your workout routine.

                  Would you like to be a woman who is in shape? Here are 7 great tips on how to become an effective fitness woman:
  1. Get a program that will best suit you. Every fitness plan is different, just like every woman is different. You may have surgical history where a program may not be suited for you. Always consult a qualified trainer to make sure that the fitness program will not hurt you and that you will achieve optimum results. If the fitness program is not for you, it will only be a cause of frustration and injuries. At Fitness is my sickness we have qualified trainers who can guide you via online or in person at our all women’s brick and mortar fitness studio.

  2. Set realistic targets. Wouldn’t you be frustrated if you set your mind into reshaping your body in a month? Make sure that the body you prefer in a period of time is achievable and realistic. The program should also be practical and will not give you false hopes. It is important to be aware of a few stumbling blocks and set up ways with your qualified coach on how to overcome them. Let’s be real here fitness is hard, but it’s worth it! This will help you know what program is going to help you beast out your goals. And once a program has been reached, then you can set goals and timelines that are realistic, achievable and healthy.

  3. Exercises should work on the parts of your body where you want to increase muscle meanwhile decreasing fat. The reason mainly is, when you develop muscles, you burn more calories and then you lessen the fat cells in your body. Multi-joint exercises and weight lifting are recommended. Learn what exercises work on certain parts of your body. Multi-joint exercises are also said to be effective but time-saving. At FIMS we are big on weightlifting because it is an amazing way to build strength for your lower back, knees, and hips which are usually problem areas for women.

  4. Be systematic on working on your muscles. Your muscles should be working harder over time. Repeating the same sets of exercises and same weight without getting your muscles to work harder will not give satisfactory results. You can record your daily results and make the progression based on your previous data. A daily log will also motivate you since you are able to track how far you have gone. It builds confidence since there is a written proof something that was successfully accomplished.Take pictures too, they speak volumes overtime!

  5. Perform a set of exercises in 10 repetitions. Every number that was accomplished is called a repetition. Try to make every repetition with less momentum as much as possible. The lesser the momentum, the harder your muscles work. And the harder they work, the bigger they become. To check if there is much momentum when lifting, see if the arm is floating. If the arm does float, then there is a lot of momentum.

  6. Be flexible and perform a variety of exercises. Every exercise program should have a variety. You can change your exercises, goals, and sets every month to keep you motivated and on the go. Doing this will help you prevent being bored and losing energy physically and mentally. We love to switch things up to keep our ladies motivated and coming back for more!

  7. Be Motivated! The best way to keep the energy levels of trainees is to allow a healthy competition and allow them to have a sense of control. Having control is having the sense of ownership where everybody gets a part in implementing a program. To do this you also need to be consistent in demonstrating your skills. Not all programs work for all types of women. There is no workout that is best for everyone. But you learn from experienced people, like the FIMS trainers what is most effective.