Your Personal Fitness Level: Where do you want to be this time next year?
As we enter the end of 2016 it is time to assess your fitness success throughout this year. If you have achieved your fitness goals here at Mountain Life Fitness, congratulations and keep up the incredible work! However, if you have struggled to reach your goals and feel a bit deflated, know that your personal fitness level may always improve regardless where in the fitness spectrum you may find yourself.
Begin now by applying the following guidelines taking the action to set yourself up for success BEFORE 2017!
-Guideline #1 Sit down and define your health and fitness goals in detail and in writing. Whether you use a device/app to record this information or a simple spiral notebook is not important. What matters is that you write these goals down in a place that you find accessible and that these goals are specific, measureable, attainable, realistic and timely (i.e. S.M.A.R.T.). And, this means, identifying how many days/week you will exercise, which days/times those will be, what program you will follow on which days and where you will perform these programs.
-Guideline #2 Prepare for your fitness journey by making certain that you have the tools for success. Such as proper workout attire (does not need to be costly, just functional), including proper footwear to ensure your safety and comfort while exercising. Heart rate monitors and other tracking devices are very helpful tools as well. Consider purchasing one that will be simple to use and provides you with the information you need for success.
-Guideline #3 Enlist your family and friends to take this journey with you. We know, through research that working out with a positive partner improves exercise adherence.
-Guideline #4 When you sit down to define your health/fitness goals, remember to track your exercise data as well as the nutritional component of health/fitness. Food journals work. The data keeps us aware of our progression and regression, keeps us on track and moving forward toward our goals.
-Guideline #5 Avoid purchasing products or programs that sound too good to be true. Caveat Emptor! If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, so do not fall prey to the gimmicks and fads. Trust in the fact that achieving lifetime fitness is a marathon, not a sprint. Invest your money in sound fitness programs and principles, consummate fitness professionals and facilities.
We have a comprehensive, professional personal training program here at MLF. Even if you have achieved your fitness goals, consider a consultation with one of our certified, qualified and experienced trainers today and land where you want to be this time next year.