How to Create a Personal Fitness Plan: 15 Steps (with Pictures)
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Creating a personal fitness plan is a great way to stay motivated and keep track of your progress. Decide what’s most important to you at the moment. If losing weight and improving your endurance are important to you, focus predominantly on cardio. But, if you only want to build muscle, stick to strength training exercises. Then, use your priorities to set specific goals for yourself. For example, your goal could be to lose 5 pounds in a month or to bench-press 250 pounds within 3 months. Start slowly, then gradually increase your goals so you don’t push yourself too hard and get fed up. For more tips from our Personal Training co-author, including how to test your current fitness level, read on!
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This article was co-authored by Michele Dolan. Michele Dolan is a BCRPA certified Personal Trainer in British Columbia. She has been a personal trainer and fitness instructor since 2002.
Updated: February 6, 2020