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Fitness Goals And Thinking Outside The Box To A Healthier You!

Most times when some people decide to create fitness goals is because of serious health issues and their doctor demanded it or their fear. Here’s how you can strengthen your body making yourself look leaner, stronger while helping you in aging gracefully.

Spinning Class. Class

Allow your goals to inspire you and those around you.

I never used to like exercising but now I enjoy it and look forward to my exercise sessions with joy. I’m a member of my local YMCA and the classes that have me hooked are boot camp, spinning, Pilates, yoga, and swimming. After every class I walk out feeling pleasantly sore and stepping strong.

From the articles I am reading, part of the latest trends is joining more than one exercising club. They say mixing it up can be a good way to go. More on that below.

How To Make Fitness Goals Part Of Your Life!

We are all aware of the benefits of exercise, but it is reported by the American College of Sports Medicine that fewer than 10 percent of Americans exercise at the recommended level, and as many as 30 percent don't exercise at all!! This report was so shocking to me, when you think how important exercising is so good for your health.

And you know what, it is not lack of knowledge that keeps you from exercising, even you couch potatoes know it is good for you, but I think it is just human nature. I even struggle sometimes in my discipline. At one time we walked more.

So what can you do now to create some fitness goals that you'll enjoy and look forward to doing. I learned this the hard way…for me to move easily through life and also pain free I had to stay active, physically fit to enjoy my life was not to be dependent on anyone while keeping up with my grandkids and other family members and friends.

Its not hard to get started, just follow these recommendations:

  • Change your attitude: Your fitness goals are life-affirming. Start thinking of it in this positive term, rather than as something you know you need to do but don't really want to.

  • Set specific goals for individual feats: I have a niece who loves biking and lives in San Diego. She goes on group bicycling vacation trips across the country, and camp along the way. The pictures she takes shows the beauty of mother nature and makes me want to try it…but I don't do camping. But what I want to say is looking forward to something like that you know you have to get out and train to be able to keep up with the group. The intent here is not to set any records, but to finish with your friends is a blast. And just a few weeks of training will prepare you and you'll have a goal to work toward.

Niche Studios

With the new trends of niche studios, fitness is you finding low-cost exercising centers with diverse workout options. From my understanding you’ll have to do some research before deciding on something that’s so pivotal to your health.

I have read that thinking outside the box include having a personal trainer that you may work with in the mornings and then in the afternoons, go to a spinning class, martial arts, barre or yoga studio. This might require you becoming a member to more than one club. But who has the time to do all that!!!

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Handball Exercise. Exercise

According to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association industry trend report, up to 90 percent of small studio members belong to more than one club.

Some of the exercises that are good for high blood pressure are listed here. But if you are working full-time or from home with a family there are additional things you need to consider.

Location And Hours Of Your Fitness Studio

This is very important in making exercising convenient according to your needs, like close to home or work and the time that classes are held.

Before the COVID pandemic I remember there being mid-day exercise classes available close to many offices.

Fitness Newbie

If you are new to choosing a fitness center, a facility that is low cost may not be your best choice. You might need a little hand holding initially, while someone who knows their way around exercising looks for completely different things.

Exercise group class. Class

Some facilities offer personal trainers, group classes, or just equipments for you to use at your own pace and schedule.

I suggest you do a tryout before deciding. Like making use of their trial period or probably getting a guest pass. For me I do my best exercising in group classes and personal trainers….I keep going even when I want to stop. If I’m on my own that’s not happening.

  • Tell me what you think about exercising on your own?
  • Are you disciplined enough to keep going even when you’re out of breath?


For me finding my ideal fit starts when I first walk through the door. I look around for cleanliness, openness, staff courtesy, equipments, and classes offered.

High Blood Pressure Tips Corner

Thinking outside the box regarding your HBP fitness, makes exercising less monotony with a well-rounded fitness routine.

  • The instructor and music must be good.
  • Because after my workout sessions I want to leave every time feeling strong, mentally focused, emotionally balanced and refreshed.

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