With so many fitness options out there, it can be difficult to find the right path to success.
Everyone’s unique in their own way, and that
extends to how we like to be active. That’s why it’s crucial to find something
that works for you and your body.
With this in mind, we unpack why finding a workout that fits your
personality and fitness needs is key to success. Then we explore the different
focus areas and how you might prefer to workout, to give you further
clarification on what type of fitness plan you’d like to pursue.
Why is it Important to Find
a Workout that Suits
The first few times you embark on your fitness regime, it can be
hard to get any motivation or rhythm when you don’t know what you like. Being driven
to workout can
be difficult at the best of times, let alone when it’s something you’re not
enjoying. Going in blind and getting active without a plan can mean you waste
precious time and money, trying to find out what works for your body.
When you find a method of exercising or activity plan, it can do
more than just help you get fit. You can experience teamwork, meet new people
and even boost your mental wellbeing.
But how do you know which workout plan is for you?
Working Out Solo
For some, working out and being active is an escape, and something
you prefer to do solo. You may also want to work out on your own time, rather
than going to a class at specific times. There’s nothing wrong with putting in
shutting off and switching to your own ‘beast mode’.
Whether it’s strength training or looking to smash out some
kilometres on a treadmill, working on your fitness goals solo can be fulfilling.
While you may need assistance from a personal trainer to help develop a solo program, you’ll be able
to get your workout going in no time.
Improving Your Mobility and Mindfulness
Your fitness goals may not be focused on building mass and strength.
In fact, you might be more interested in improving your body’s mobility and practicing mindfulness to
improve your energy or focus. This may involve a more relaxed environment,
carefully focusing on each movement to improve your physical and mental health,
how you move and your energy levels.
If this is what you’re looking at improving with your fitness
plan, yoga and Reformer Pilates classes could be the right fit. Yoga classes range
from energetic moods that work on your athleticism, to slower paced classes
that help you find that feeling of stillness.
With Reformer Pilates,
both your body and mind will develop a new sense of awareness and focus.
Reformer exercises can challenge you to build strength and endurance, helping
boost your mobility for exercise and your daily life.
Working Out with Others
Do you want to get your blood pumping surrounded by like-minded
individuals wanting to feel the burn? Then group exercise classes across a
variety of fitness exercises might be for you.
Helping build strength and endurance, plus learn new skills, these
classes will have music fueling your workout fire. If you want to get your legs
ticking over, cycle classes could be your go-to activity. From
sprint workouts to more endurance training that fits your unique fitness needs,
getting on the bike is a great way to reach your goals.
If you prefer a flexible class that’s constantly changing, Grid Training
may tick the activity box you crave. Coaches
will help you and your community of fellow fitness lovers along the way to
strength, endurance and cardio-based exercise success.
Does strapping on gloves and punching your way to “swoll” status sound
like your cup of tea? Channel your inner Rocky and check out a boxing class. A
cathartic high-energy workout no matter what your fitness experience, get ready
to punch it out at one of our expert-led boxing classes.
Still unsure of what you’re after? Or after all of it? Get in
touch with our Virgin Active team and book in a free tour. Let us help you find your unique path to an