We’re going to help you reach your goals and get #FitAF in 5 easy steps!

In this blog, we’re going to chat about how to get fit in 5 easy steps. These 5 components of fitness have benefits and are easy enough to attain. To reap the rewards, you need to take these 5 steps into consideration. Once you have mastered each point, your workouts will be more effective. Getting fit involves more than just weightlifting or just cardio. That’s why we have put this blog together to help you attain your fitness goals.

1. Cardio Endurance

Firstly, we have Cardio Endurance. Cardio endurance is how long your body keeps up with exercise. The harder and longer you push yourself, the better your cardiovascular endurance will be. You can try several types of cardio to get you going, here are some easy exercises that can help you out: 

  • Aerobic Interval Training – low & high intensity workouts.
  • Fartlek Training – fast running mixed with slower running/ jogging.
  • Circuit training – endurance & resistance training.
  • Tabata Method – high intensity workout.

2. Muscular strength

Think about how your body responds to picking up something heavy. During training make sure that the heavier the weight, the lesser reps to perform. You can improve your muscular strength through planks, squats, walking lunges, push ups and sit ups. As this gets easier, add some extra weight and do more reps!

3. Muscular Endurance

Muscular endurance is the working of your muscles for a set amount of time. A tip for Muscular Endurance is to start training with lighter weights. This helps to train the muscle and learn form. This will allow you to do more reps, which leads to longer periods of training. As this gets easier, you add extra weighs and adjust your reps accordingly.

4. Flexibility

Let’s chat about the importance of flexibility in training. Always ensure your body has full range of movement when training. This will help alleviate in pain that may come with exercise. We know that flexibility doesn’t happen over night, which is why we emphasize working at this.  Without flexibility, you will feel stiff and occasionally sore. For instance, doing yoga, dancing, pilates or good old stretching before and after workouts help improve your flexibility. Do this as often as you can while working out. 

5. Body Composition

Lastly, your body composition is the different masses that your body is made up of.  Yes, we are referring to the different proportions of fat and non-fat composition. Different training methods will provide different outcomes for your body. Obviously.  Therefore, depending on your goals you will train to balance your fat to muscle ratio. You can do different exercises to affect your body the way you want, here is a list of exercises that may help you to either lose weight, tone or body build:

Weight Loss Exercises

  • Skipping
  • Elliptical Training – like the treadmill or the Orbatrek. Or even the TechnoGym Jacob’s Ladder – available at Body Action Gym.
  • Yoga

Muscle Building Exercises

  • Swimming
  • Aerobics

Body Building Exercises

  • Weight Training
  • Body Weight Training
  • Resistance Training

To sum it up, the 5 steps to getting fit lie in cardio endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. In other words, stick to these pointers and get #FitAF in no time!