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Is 2020 the year you’ve decided to focus on your fitness? The only way to make sure you succeed is to have a written plan. I like to map out a fitness plan for the whole year. I’m sharing my 2020 fitness plan and showing you how to create a plan that works for you – including a free Personal Fitness Plan Template available in my resource library.
What Is A Fitness Plan
A fitness plan is simply a schedule of what exercise activities you will do when. These sessions can focus on increasing cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength or flexibility.
Activities can include:
- Weight Lifting
Beachbody offers a variety of fitness programs you can do right in your own home. When you follow a program designed by a fitness expert you are more likely to achieve the results you desire. A lot of research goes into creating an exercise program. Each move is carefully selected, for a specific duration and combined with other moves to form a complete program.
I like to choose a variety of different programs to create a fitness plan for the whole year.
What Are The Benefits of A Fitness Plan
Following a fitness plan helps you actually achieve your goals. You know exactly what to do and when.
Without a plan you are more likely to just do the things you enjoy and that come naturally to you. But the biggest changes come when you challenge yourself and get a little uncomfortable. Which is why having a fitness plan that makes sure you get the cardio in that you can’t stand or stretch those super tight hamstrings will skyrocket your results.
Trust me, years ago I used to wander around the gym. I would do the same program on the elliptical. Lift a few weights on my favorite machines. I had no plan and saw zero results. But thought I was doing the right thing because hey, I was going to the gym.
Once I ditched the gym and started doing at home workouts with Beachbody I started seeing results. I followed the different programs and challenged my body like never before. It wasn’t the same thing every day. With each new program I learn new techniques to increase my endurance and strength.
I like to map out a full year fitness plan so I always know what I am going to do next. Otherwise, you may complete the first program you choose and spend days or weeks trying to figure out what to do next.
That’s when all the progress you’ve made starts to fade away and it gets harder and harder to get started again. When you know what you’re going to do next there’s no gap in your fitness making it easier to stay on track.
How Do I Make A Fitness Plan
Creating your own fitness plan is quite easy. Follow these simple steps and use the Personal Fitness Plan Template to make your own workout chart.
Step 1 – Choose Workouts
First, select the workouts you want to do. It can be anything but it’s got to be definite. Workout programs like the ones Beachbody provides are easy to follow and already scheduled out for you. You can even access them on-line.
If you’d rather go to the gym, walk or take classes you’ll need to make a schedule. Don’t just say, go to the gym or go for a walk.
Create a schedule for what muscle groups you’re going to work each day, what cardio you will do and for how long. If you’re going to walk or run make a plan for how long either by length of time or miles.
Having a definite goal will give you something to aim for and improve your results.
Step 2- Plan Dates
Next, plug your workouts into your calendar. You’ll need to look at each program and see how many days it will take to complete it.
Be sure to give yourself some wiggle room and a little more time than needed to complete most of the programs.
Step 3- Print
Finally, once you’ve got your schedule planned out it’s time to hit print on your fitness plan for the year.
Print out the schedules for each program you’ve selected. Then, put them in order. I use a clipboard I keep in my work out room. By printing them all out you are committing to getting them all done. Think of it like a contract with yourself.
Personal Fitness Plan Template
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2020 Fitness Plan
I had a really hard time mapping out my fitness plan for 2020. Beachbody has been coming out with so many new, wonderful programs I had trouble choosing what I wanted to do.
After much thought here’s what I came up with:
- Barre Blend (January, February)
- 21 Day Fix Real Time (March)
- 10 Rounds (April, May)
- Barre Blend (June, July)
- Morning Meltdown 100 (August, September, October)
- Transform: 20 (November, December)
I’m excited to start the year with Beachbody’s newest program Barre Blend. As a former dancer I can’t wait to give this one a try. I’ve always wanted to do a Barre class and love that I don’t have to leave home to do it.
The VIP Early Access starts January 6th. It’s always fun to join the Facebook groups and go through the program with others.
You’ll notice I’ve got Barre Blend on the calendar in June & July as well. The program will release to everyone on Beachbody On Demand in June. I plan to complete the program during the general release as well.
The next new program Beachbody is releasing is 10 Rounds from Joel Freeman (LIIFT4 & Core de Force). This program is set to release in April. The six week, high intensity boxing program includes 5 workouts per week. Three days of boxing and 2 days of weight lifting. Each workout is between 30-40 minutes.
I decided to fill the one month gap between Barre Blend and 10 Rounds with 21 Day Fix Real Time.
80 Day Obsession totally reshaped my body. I’ve done multiple rounds. It’s a really great program. See a full review here.
Morning Meltdown 100 is also a really great program with excellent results.
The deciding factor came down to time. The 80 Day Obsession workouts are 45 minutes to an hour each. Whereas the Morning Meltdown 100 workouts are 20-30 minutes. I prefer shorter workouts so Morning Meltdown 100 made my plan this year.
I finished up my schedule with Transform :20. November and December get really busy. I like to schedule workouts that don’t take up much time so it’s easy to get them in even with the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
What’s your plan for the year? Be sure to join the What’s Working Here Facebook Group to help you stay accountable all year.