A New Exercise Routine for 2017
With the New Year here, it’s a great time to begin working with your coach to compose a new ‘Fitness Vision’. A Fitness Vision is similar to a Wellness Vision with a focus on, you guessed it, exercise! More specifically, composing a Fitness Vision is a great way to consider what specific fitness goals you would like to achieve throughout and by the new year’s end and putting together a plan to achieve those goals. Perhaps you are considering really honing in and improving your cardiovascular fitness. Or maybe you wish to begin a strength training program to tone up and see some definition.
Prior to working with your coach to formulate your Fitness Vision, ask yourself the following questions:
- What is (are) your Short Term fitness goal(s) (1-3 months)? For example: “Three months from now, I will be exercising (cardio) on at least 3 days of the week for 30 minutes.” or “In one month, I will have found a fitness class at my gym I can attend on a regular basis - 4 days of the week.”
- What is your Medium Term fitness goal (3-6 months)? For example: “Six months from now, I will have established a regular strength training routine - at least 30 minutes, 2 days per week.” or “Six months from now, I will have lowered my bodyfat percentage by 10 points.”
- What is you Long Term fitness goal ( 6 months to a year)? For example: “A year from now, I will be at my highest level of physical fitness. I will engage in physical activity on a regular basis (5 days per week) and this activity has become a part of my lifestyle.”
- Why are these goals important to you?
- What are your motivators for making these changes in your fitness? For example: to fit in a size 8 jeans? to improve my overall health? to get my bp into the ‘normal’ range?
- What challenges do you foresee in meeting your fitness goals? For example: Childcare for your kids? Need to purchase equipment or a gym membership? Finding time to exercise in your busy schedule?
- Is there any body part in particular where you want to see improvements?
- When you reach your goals, how will your life be different?
- On a scale of 1-10, rate how serious you are in achieving your fitness goal/s