When you’ve got yourself set up with a personalized workout program you’ve taken an important step towards kicking your health and fitness goals. If your program was set up by a qualified personal trainer you will have likely also been through some other important steps that will help ensure your success.
Having a program is one thing. Getting it done on a regular basis so you can achieve awesome results is another. In today’s article, we’ll cover the most important factors to consider when it comes to getting your workout program done, and staying consistent with your habits over time.
Think of these elements as a checklist for success and as important points to consider whether you’ve hired a personal trainer or not. You can use them as a reference for either your home or gym workout program.
A plan could even be considered more important than your program itself. There’s no point in having a great program if you haven’t considered how it’s going to fit into your life. Here are some tips to get things off to a great start when it comes to planning your fitness sessions:
Preparation is an important phase that takes you beyond planning, and ready for action. Some of the factors to consider when it comes to preparing to complete your workout program include:
We all have different motivations for getting fit and it’s important to understand what your personal ones are. Your intrinsic motivation is all about the deep reasons behind your desire to be fitter and healthier. It is often called your “why”. Strong intrinsic motivation goes a long way towards ensuring you’ll be self-motivated to complete your exercise sessions.
Extrinsic motivation is a little more superficial, but it can still be super helpful. Understanding the external factors that help you feel motivated (for example, listening to music during your workout, or exercising in the morning before you’ve had time to procrastinate) can also increase the likelihood that you’ll get your workout done.
It’ll be easier to get your workout program done if you’ve got the support you need. The type and level of support required will vary from person to person. Here are some of the types of support you might need to consider:
Set aside time to reflect on how your workout program is going, so that you can adapt and change as needed. This might be something that you do to a small degree each day or week and to a larger degree each month and quarter. Some ideas are as follows:
We hope these tips are super helpful for you. Please reach out to us to find out how we can help you take the next step towards a successful workout program.