This is a guest post by Philip Broadhead.
As gyms seem to be popping up in every town all offering a vast range of facilities there is scope for anyone to get fit, have fun and achieve goals. These can be done with the aid of easy to follow training schedules. For example, a typical Birmingham gym runs 35 different weekly exercise classes!
A proper training schedule results in better body composition, heightened athletic performance and better general well-being. A proper exercise schedule should target the needs of the individual, encouraging adherence and motivation. Regular monitoring and assessment in needed to measure the continual progress that is being made towards the desired goals.
A training schedule can be devised for aerobic exercise, resistance exercise or flexibility training. With aerobic activities, a schedule will include the type, duration and frequency of an exercise. For resistance training the schedule usually includes, the type, session volume, rest periods, frequency and intensity of each exercise. Warm up routines, nutritional advice and injury rehabilitation may also be included in some training schedules.
A training schedule that is right for one person could actually be damaging for another. A training schedule should give every person, whether their goal is about building muscle tone, weight management, training for a particular event or getting into shape for a big day, a specific plan for their needs.
A common route to acquire a training schedule is enrolling with a local gym. Clients must access their gyms regularly to commit to their training schedules and take full advantage of what their gym has to offer. Once the training is done, why not relax in a pool or sauna perhaps. Many people do not realise muscle recovery is as crucial as the workout itself. Rest and recovery should actually form a part of the training schedule.
Gyms can normally be found everywhere and range from small fitness centres to larger nationwide health clubs. Many city councils also offer subsidised exercise sessions to residents. In Birmingham, gym sessions, swimming and group exercise classes are all on offer for free at leisure centres thanks to an NHS partnership.
Training schedules involving aerobic, flexibility and resistance activities can often include attending exercise classes run by qualified instructors. Sessions such as these are targeted at a wide range of individuals and include aerobics, pilates and body pump. If your gym offers a class like this members have access to them. When maintenance is often the hardest part of a schedule, variation is the key to avoid staleness.
About the Author: LA Fitness is a UK based health club chain. They have gyms in Wiltshire, gyms in Buckinghamshire as well as gyms in West Yorkshire and other areas of the United Kingdom. They offer personal trainers and classes to suit any modern busy lifestyle. Most of the clubs have swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms to relax in after a hard work out.
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