Not a day goes by with an Instagram celeb launching a new eating plan, or workout DVD promising amazing results. Fitness is a favorite topic in magazines, and online. But with so much information how do you pick what is right for you? How do you even narrow down the options to find out what might work for you? Well, read on to find out what you should know before picking a workout.
Before anything else, you need to look at the price of your workout. If you don’t pick something that it realistic, you will just have another excuse not to do it. Somethings can be started relatively inexpensively. For example road running just need the right pair of shoes and a sports kit. Then you can add additional items as you develop, like heart rate monitors.
On the other extreme, you have something like a martial arts class where you will need to buy specialists kit and pay a weekly fee to be a member.
Then you have the online fitness programs. These can be appealing as you can fit them in around your life. But they are often marked at widely different prices, so check that you are getting one that is all inclusive and you don’t have to pay for extras.
You need to evaluate whether the cost is proportional to the benefits you will gain.
The best thing you need to think about when picking a fitness regime is where you will workout.
Are you someone that feel more confident following along to a DVD or youtube tutorial in their home? Or do you need the motivation of agreeing to exercise with other people? Are you happy to run on the road in all lights and weathers or will you need to head to the gym when it’s dark and rainy?
Deciding on the most convenient location for your can help you stay engaged and achieve your goals with less effort. Why make it harder for yourself?
Of course, most people think about the kind of exercise that the want to do when picking an activity. It’s always better to choose something that you enjoy. Then instead of watching the minutes time tick by on the clock, you will be fully engaged in what you are doing. This should make the time go quicker and help you to go back to the activity again and again.
Its is also important to pay attention to your level of motivation. It’s all very well buying a top of the line exercise bike, buts it’s no good if you haven’t the motivation to use it. That is why some people can benefit from group activities or an online personal trainer. Then you have the encouragement of other people and the responsibility for getting going isn’t all just heaped on you.
Lastly, it’s important to look at the intensity of the workout you choose. It should reflect both your current level of fitness and the goals you are working towards. If you start off at a too high level, it can be overwhelming and make it far too easy just to give up.
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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.