Prescribed Exercise Program

Prescribed Exercise Program 

A prescribed exercise program is a series of workout routines that I provide to my clients to follow outside of our one-on-one personal training sessions. I use Google Drive to share workout routines, monthly workout schedules, notes etc. I think it is important to have a routine to follow when you workout. Especially if you have had a hard time getting into exercising in the past. If you know what needs to get done it makes the workout easier to get through, but also because there is no confusion people tend to work harder. Building the habit to workout independently is crucial for long-term success. Not everyone plans to see a trainer forever. That’s why I set my clients up with the skill set and discipline to continue with or without me. It also provides us the opportunity to get more done!

Sticking to a Prescribed Exercise Program

First, you have to enjoy it. It’s rare that someone sticks with an exercise program that they really don’t like, let alone gain lasting results. I’ve never met anyone in good shape who hates the exercises they’ve done to get there. It’s absolutely key that you find things that make you happy. If you dislike the atmosphere in a big gym, don’t go to one. Try going to a smaller fitness studio, or put together an at-home gym. If running is boring to you, find something that’s more engaging. I find what my clients enjoy and incorporate those things into their prescribed exercise program.

Some Examples

  • Running stairs
  • Weight training at home gym or local gym
  • Swimming
  • Boxing classes
  • Join a local sports team
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Start at home workout video
  • Yoga
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

Secondly performing exercises that are effective and geared toward accomplishing your own goals is important. I believe progress sparks motivation, and motivation is key. If you’re doing all the wrong stuff and not seeing any positive change, then what’s the point. That’s why hiring a personal trainer to help you get the ball rolling can be helpful. Knowing what’s effective and what to stay away from to prevent injury is huge.

A prescribed exercise program is a series of workout routines that I provide my clients to follow outside of our one-on-one personal training sessions. I use Google Drive to share workout routines, monthly workout schedules, notes etc. I think it is important to have a routine to follow when you workout. Especially if you have had a hard time getting into exercising in the past. If you know what needs to get done it makes the workout easier to get through, but also because there is no confusion people tend to work harder. Building the habit to workout independently is crucial for long-term success. Not everyone plans to see a trainer forever. That’s why I set my clients up with the skill set and discipline to continue with or without me. It also provides us the opportunity to get more done!

Sticking to a Prescribed Exercise Program

First, you have to enjoy it. It’s rare that someone sticks with an exercise program that they really don’t like, let alone gain lasting results. I’ve never met anyone in good shape who hates the exercises they’ve done to get there. It’s absolutely key that you find things that make you happy. If you dislike the atmosphere in a big gym, don’t go to one. Try going to a smaller fitness studio, or put together an at-home gym. If running is boring to you, find something that’s more engaging. I find what my clients enjoy and incorporate those things into their prescribed exercise program.

Some Examples

  • Running stairs
  • Weight training at home gym or local gym
  • Swimming
  • Boxing classes
  • Join a local sports team
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Start at home workout video
  • Yoga
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

Secondly performing exercises that are effective and geared toward accomplishing your own goals is important. I believe progress sparks motivation, and motivation is key. If you’re doing all the wrong stuff and not seeing any positive change, then what’s the point. That’s why hiring a personal trainer to help you get the ball rolling can be helpful. Knowing what’s effective and what to stay away from to prevent injury is huge.