The Importance of Planning Your Workout
written by our very own Jenny Taylor
“Good plans shape good decisions. That's why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.” –Unknown
A regular fitness routine is an essential element to living a healthy lifestyle. But, for the average person, working out is often the first thing that falls by the wayside when life gets busy and hectic. Our jobs, our children, our spouses are all demanding of our time and energy and it’s easy to decide that working out just does not fit into the daily or even weekly schedule. But try to remember that being sick, dealing with chronic illnesses or, worse, dying an early death don’t fit into your schedule either. So, it is important to take care of yourself in addition to all your other responsibilities. The good news is that working out can be a lot of fun and it does not have to feel like an obligation.
One of the best ways to ensure that your workouts become a regular part of your routine is to plan them out in advance. Just as you schedule doctor appointments for your children, schedule work meetings or plan social events, you should be putting your workouts on your schedule. This has several advantages. Scheduling your workouts on a weekly or monthly basis allows you to plan your schedule with your workouts in mind. So, instead of working out only when you decide at the last minute that you have some extra time, your workout becomes something you have made time for and you will be less tempted to fill that time with something else. Believe it or not, seeing that workout on your calendar as you plan out your week does help you make fitness a priority rather than something you do only when you have nothing else to do. Pre-planning also motivates you to go workout even when you aren’t really feeling like going. If the workout is on your calendar, you know that is where you need to be at that time, even if you are tired or grumpy or less than motivated. Trust me, unless you are truly sick or injured and need the rest, you will not regret that workout. This is the absolute best way to make working out a habit.
Scheduling your workouts ahead of time also helps your trainer or instructor plan a workout that is best suited to your needs. The instructor can better plan the class if she or he knows how many people will be participating. It also prevents the uncomfortable situation of showing up for a class only to find out that there are no more bikes or rowing machines left and your good intentions of working out are wasted.
At Blaze Fit Studio, scheduling your workout plan for the week is simple. Through the website, you can sign up for multiple classes at a time and set your weekly schedule in advance. This allows you to make your plan based on your long term fitness goals and does not place your workout schedule at the mercy of your daily emotions and fatigue which often lead you to forego working out. This also enables the instructors to plan the classes based on the sign-in roster so all participants have the necessary equipment and can be offered the high-quality, personalized service that Blaze strives to provide for every client.
Start making yourself and your fitness goals a priority. You deserve it and so do your loved ones. We welcome all levels of fitness at Blaze and can promise you will feel comfortable and encouraged during your time here. Start your planning now at www.blazefitstudio.com. Don’t forget to check out the Perkville Rewards program. Signing up online not only earns you the appreciation of your instructor, but earns you points you can redeem for gift cards, apparel, a private training session and more.
Happy Planning! We can’t wait to see you at Blaze!