Gyms and Fitness Clubs

Now It's Your Turn!


There is no question that exercise is difficult. Trying to design and utilize a program with little or no knowledge can be frustrating and time-consuming. It's good to know there are people who can help.

Over the years I've put together numerous programs for myself, some that worked well and some that didn't. There is a lot of trial and error involved, based on how our bodies respond to the exercise stimulus. Realize you need to find a program that works for you. One program will not fit all.

As mentioned earlier, many people look to popular fitness magazines for advice on how to exercise. Some of the programs suggested may be great for one person and not so great for the next. You must take into consideration your health history, needs, and goals. You will know fairly quickly if the program is working or not. Boredom, lack of enthusiasm, or a feeling that nothing is happening are sure signs you need to make a change in your program.

A program may only last you one month before you feel a change is necessary. On the other hand, it may last four months. As long as you continue to see and feel results with your current program, and are enthusiastic about it, then stick with it. Many times you are the best judge regarding the effectiveness of the program, not necessarily a fitness professional.

Take the advice written in this chapter and get started with an exercise program that includes each of the three exercise components. I encourage you to seek every opportunity to learn how you can improve your exercise program on a regular basis. Stretch your mind as you would your muscles!