Before launching into an impromptu 10 km run that leaves you immobilized for a week, or signing up for a boot camp designed for triathletes, sit down with a pen and paper and get ready to do some soul searching.
Start by answering the following questions:
Your answers to these questions will be the first step in creating your new fitness plan. To make sure that you are ready to begin a new program, an okay from your doctor is an important check. So is a check-in with a personal trainer to determine the correct intensity, duration and frequency to make your goals a reality.
Sue Abell, creator of Tread Powerfully®, is a fitness instructor and personal trainer with an honours degree in English and fitness certification from Can-Fit-Pro. In 2008, she created a new indoor/outdoor fitness concept entitled Tread Powerfully®. Sue’s mantra: “INtense and OUT in an hour,” tells participants that during one of her classes, they will use a variety of deliberate and controlled movements that will engage every muscle group, increase heart rates, and still be adaptable for all fitness levels and ages. To learn more, visit www.treadpowerfully.com.