Now that you have decided on creating a fitness lifestyle that includes Pilates, what can you do to ensure you achieve your fitness goals? You have probably already guessed – you’ll have to set some goals. Planning for success is one of the best things you can do. Without goals and a plan, you may find yourself drifting through your workouts, with no clear objective and that can lead to discouragement and ultimately, to failure. Nobody benefits by that! You know that’s not for you.
How do you get started? You already know some of what you need to do. Just as surely as you have set aside the time for your workout, you are likely counting repetitions, or timing the duration of each of the exercises you do. So, are you keeping track of your progress? If not, start tracking! That is the best way to get started with a plan. You need to know where you are now.
Go ahead and start writing down your numbers. What you are doing today, or what you are able to do today, is your baseline. From there, decide on how much more you can do, or think of different things you can do, to challenge yourself. This is the best way to use your imagination to keep your workout routine from becoming, well… routine!
You know what you can do, so now you want to progress to the next level. That means you will soon be able to do what you cannot currently do. That’s where goal-setting comes into play. Add a few reps to your current maximum, or add a few minutes as you get stronger with a movement. Anything you do to continually challenge yourself will help to keep your interest level high.
If you need some help on how things work with your Pilates Power Gym Pro®, we have a full set of manuals available here on the website – including a nutrition guide.
Need something more to fuel your motivation? We have the ultimate collection of videos available on “The Fitness Channel”, where you’ll have access to a wide variety of routines demonstrated by professional instructors on the Pilates Power Gym. That’s something you can add to your plan, to help you achieve your fitness goals!