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Which Training Style is Right For Me?

Which Training Style is Right For Me?

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which training style is right for me?

Do you dislike running? Find rowing machines the most boring thing in the world? Hating the type of workout you do probably won’t make it easy to stick to a habit. But having difficulty committing to a workout program is NOT a flaw of yours. It’s not that you are undisciplined, you just haven’t found the training style that is right for you, yet.

Today we’re going to look at a few simple ways to help you choose a training style that is right for you.

What are your goals?

We all have some sort of goal in mind when it comes to our fitness. Maybe you dream of running a marathon or completing an obstacle race. You might want to lose a little weight and feel stronger. The type of goal you have in mind can narrow down the type of training that might help you reach that goal sooner.

What’s your budget?

There are training styles to suit ALL budgets, even if your budget is tight. For some people, spending money on a few sessions with a personal trainer might be a great investment if you feel you need a little coaching and some lessons on technique before going it alone. Other women may get just as much benefit from using fitness apps.

Does your training schedule fit with your lifestyle?

Making time to fit in regular training can be a challenge, particularly if you have a number of other responsibilities and commitments, such as a big family or demanding job. Remember that exercise is supposed to improve your life, not make it more stressful. If you find it difficult to get to the gym or to make it to organised classes because you never have time, it might be easier for you to train at home.

What exercises do you enjoy?

The training style that is right for everyone is one that is maintainable. To really see results from your workouts, it should be something that you enjoy doing, otherwise you may struggle to keep it up in the long term. A routine you can positively engage with is much more likely to keep you from being bored and dropping off!

What is your personality type?

Your personality might have more of an influence on the success of your workouts than you think. It makes sense that your mood and personality affects your workout preferences, which is why some people are more at home in busy group fitness sessions than others. There are so many different workout types to choose from, you are certain to find one that matches your personality.

Check out the suggestions below for ideas on workouts that might suit your personality style.

Are you:

  • A social or competitive person? Try joining a group fitness class or taking up a team sport, such as netball.
  • Total adrenaline junkie? High intensity training like CrossFit or sports, such as rock climbing or mountain biking, might be the right fit for you.
  • More of a solo person? Training at home, or solo cycling or swimming can be done on your own, at your own pace.
  • Dealing with stress? Yoga or Tai Chi might help you relax and clear your mind as well as improve your fitness.

Keep in mind, these ideas are merely a starting point. There is no right or wrong choice! There are as many training styles as there are personalities; the right workout is out there. You just have to give it a go first! If you experiment with as many styles as you can - you will eventually find one you really love. After all, you need to make sure you enjoy it, if it’s something you want to maintain in the long run!

* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.