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At the end of each year I like to map out my workouts for the following year. It’s sort of like setting fitness goals for the year with which programs I’d like to complete. Planning out my programs helps me stay on track. I’m sharing my 2022 at home fitness plan and showing you how to create your own plan using my free Personal Fitness Plan Template.
Why Make a Fitness Plan
A fitness plan can help guide you in achieving your goals. A good plan will provide a well rounded approach to fitness.
Following a fitness plan with a variety of exercises will prevent injuries that can occur when you are constantly doing the same thing over and over again. Mixing things up with different workouts causes muscle confusion which can help you get better results.
I used to spend my time wandering around the gym. I would jump on the elliptical. Lift a few weights on my favorite machines. I was putting in the time but saw zero results. Why? Because I didn’t have a plan and my body was bored doing the same thing over and over.
It wasn’t till I started doing at home workouts with Beachbody that I started seeing results. I followed the different programs and challenged my body like never before.
Beachbody offers a variety of fitness programs you can do right in your own home. Following a program designed by a fitness expert can help you get the results you want. Tons of research goes into creating an exercise program. Equipment, moves and rep patterns are all carefully selected and combined to form a well-rounded program.
There are thousands of workouts to choose from in the Beachbody On Demand workout library. I like to choose a variety of different programs to create a fitness plan for the whole year.
Staying on Track
Mapping out a full year of programs helps me always know what I’m doing next. If not, you may finish a program and then lose your progress by spending days or weeks trying to figure out what to do next.
Starting is always the hardest. If you never stop you don’t have to worry about starting again. Knowing what you’re going to do next leaves no gaps making it easier to stay on track.
How To Make A Fitness Plan
It’s easy to create your own fitness plan. Use the Personal Fitness Plan Template to make your own workout plan and follow these simple steps.
Step 1 – Pick Workouts
First, select the workouts you want to do. You can choose anything but make it definite. Beachbody provides easy to follow workout programs that are 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- Set Dates
Next, put your workouts on your calendar. Look at each program and see how many days it will take to complete it.
Give yourself some wiggle room and a little more time than needed to complete the program because life happens.
Step 3- Print it Out
Finally, once you’ve got your schedule planned out it’s time to hit print on your personal fitness plan.
You’ll also want to print out the schedules for each program you’ve selected. I keep a clipboard in my workout room with all my workout program materials. Printing them all out means you are committing to getting them all done. Think of it like a contract with yourself.
Personal Fitness Plan Template
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2022 At Home Fitness Plan
I looked back at my 2021 Fitness Plan to see how closely I followed the plan. For the first half of the year I followed it exactly. The second half of the year I switched things up a bit with all the new programs that came out.
I feel pretty good about what I’ve blocked out for the first half of 2022. I’m not sure what new programs will be coming out the second half of the year so I’ve put some past favorites on my plan as placeholders.
Here’s what I came up with for 2022:
- Job 1 (January)
- Transform :20 (February, March)
- 4 Week Gut Protocol (April)
- 30 Day Breakaway (May)
- 9 Week Control Freak (June, July, August)
- The Prep (September)
- The Work (October, November)
- Job 1 (December)
I’ve already started Beachbody’s newest program Job 1. It’s a 20 minute a day, 5 day a week program by Jennifer Jacobs. I’m amazed at how sore I am from 20 minute workouts. Right now the program is only available if you purchase VIP Early access. I’ll be running a group for Job 1 in January.
I’ve got Job 1 on the calendar for the end of the year as well. It’s perfect for those busy seasons.
I needed a six week program to take me from the end of Job 1 in January to the Beachbody trip in March. I chose to stick with quick 20 minute workouts and chose Transform :20.
Beachbody’s new Spring program will be a nutrition/low-impact workout combo. The 4-Week Gut Protocol & 4 Weeks for everybody by Autumn Calabrese will focus on food sensitivities. If you’re interested in looking into food sensitivities sooner check out my Elimination Diet Plan review. I expect the new program to be similar in format.
In May I chose 30 Day Breakaway which I didn’t do when it was first released because I’m not a runner. I’ve heard such great things about the program so I thought I would give it a try in late Spring before it gets too hot.
9 Week Control Freak will be the program that takes me through the Summer.
Then I’ve got Amoila’s The Prep & The Work on the schedule. I really enjoyed doing his 645 program but was always too afraid to try his earlier programs. So instead of repeating 645 I plan to give his other programs a try.
What’s your plan for the year? Need help deciding or reaching your goals? As a Beachbody Coach I’d love to help you choose a program that is right for you and support you along the way. Send me a message via social or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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