When you ask most Fitness Professionals, “What is Fitness?” they will usually tell you it involves the ability for individuals to perform physical activity.
In the fitness industry it is typically measured in 5 ways:
In order to improve your fitness, it is critical that time is spent on all of these activities and that constant revisions are made to your exercise schedule to ensure that your body is sufficiently challenged and improving.
The key principles Fitness Professionals work on with their clients when trying to improve their client’s fitness are:
Regularity – having people exercising regularly in order for the body to improve.
Progression – having the program become progressively more difficult in order for the persons fitness to improve
Balance – having a program that addresses all of the above factors. If the training becomes out of balance, the person may become at risk of injuries.
Specificity – the program needs to be aimed at developing the person in areas that they need to improve. For instance, the person may want to improve muscle strength, but walking long distances may not necessarily be the right approach.
Recovery – a good exercise regime will enable recovery periods in order for the body to repair itself.
Fun/ Enjoyable/ Variety – the exercise needs to be rewarding, fun and have sufficient variety in it to keep it interesting (walking around the same block everyday may not excite a lot of people)!
It is well known that increasing your physical fitness can have some of the following effects:
A key outcome of exercise is increased mood. The reasons why think.act.feel is so committed to assisting their clients to develop an exercise routine are:
In order to improve your fitness levels, it is great to know how your fitness levels compares to your peers.
Consider having a fitness assessment or a Bioage assessment. The results will give you a starting point and will enable you to come back later and measure your progress.
At think.act.feel, our Personal Trainer can measure your fitness levels, your levels of cognitive functioning and then design a program for you that is specific to your needs.
Contact us now to arrange an appointment!