Exercise Programs

Many people start training without specific fitness programmes, and are quickly disappointed at their lack of progress. An effective programme is essential if you are going to increase your fitness levels and see visible results. Nor is it enough to continue following the same fitness programme devised for you when you first joined your gym. What worked for you when you were a beginner is not going to have the same effect once you are a more advanced exerciser.

The advantages of a carefully devised fitness plan are considerable – no two people’s bodies are alike, so a generic exercise plan is unlikely to fit your individual needs. There are many approaches to structuring a personalised exercise routine, and we’ve collated information for you on a wide range of different strategies, including:

  • Accelerated fitness plans
  • Aerobic Fitness Testing
  • Anaerobic testing
  • Balance in training
  • Hypertrophy
  • Integrated training
  • Intelligent stretching
  • Metabolic conditioning
  • Multiple set versus single set training
  • Muscle balance
  • Muscle Testing
  • The Alexander technique
  • Treadmill interval training
When developing an individual fitness plan, it’s important to take into consideration not only your body type, age, current level of fitness and body fat ratio, but also your lifestyle and level of access to resources. Whatever routine you decide on needs to be devised around the time and the equipment available to you. This is another reason why an individual plan is a better choice. If your exercise routine is created within the limitations of your everyday life, you’re far more likely to stick to it in the long term, and to see impressive results.