Everyone has a different fitness goal. Some simply want to lose weight. Others have a more specific target: Lose 40 pounds, get off blood pressure medication or be active enough to keep up with their children. Every goal needs a plan of attack, and that’s why Gold’s Gym provides a complimentary Fitness Profile, which includes a 30-Day Personal Workout Plan.
By creating a personal workout plan, our experts will help you find your starting point to reach those goals.
“It’s literally a plan you can take with you,” says Austin Johnson, an expert with Gold’s Gym’s Fitness Academy. “You can wake up every morning and know exactly what kind of workout you’re doing that day.
“The idea is to stay engaged with you in those 30 days to help you stick to working out so you’ll see results,” he says.
In order to design the most effective plan for each person, there are a few things we need to know.
What are your goals?
Gold’s Gym member Chloe Campos says she’s been on a weight loss journey for as long as she can remember.
“Eight months ago, I really dedicated myself to change my lifestyle by working out and eating healthier,” she says. “Although I have been successful in my own way, being able to sit down with a professional was really beneficial.”
In her Fitness Profile consultation, Campos shared her long-term goal with Gold’s Gym Fitness Manager Vassar Louie-Bradford. But it’s the steps in the 30-Day Plan that have her the most motivated.
“Sometimes, looking at an overall goal can be very overwhelming,” she says. “I’m very excited to see what I can accomplish in 30 days and celebrate mini victories along the way.”
What is your current fitness level?
Even if you haven’t worked out in a long time — or ever — your goals are achievable. The 30-Day Plan will help you get started.
“The newer you are to exercise or the longer it’s been since you exercised, the more time your body will need to rest and recover,” Johnson says. “We’re not going to throw you into five days of working out every week right off the bat.”
If a person at that true beginner fitness level has a goal to lose 40 or 50 pounds, their personal workout plan will be a progression to get them on track rather than one to get them to that specific target in 30 days, Johnson says.
What program is right for you?
With all of the information gathered so far, our experts will recommend a program they think will best serve you. It may include personal training, group exercise classes or GOLD’S AMP™, our digital coaching app.
“Vassar did a great job of asking how my daily schedule looks when I’m not in the gym,” Campos says. “This is super important because we were able to customize the plan to accommodate my schedule.
“I’m not the type of person that likes to ‘wing it’ when I go to the gym. I like having a plan in place to know exactly what I’m doing each day. I think it’s great to have the calendar to track my progress.”
When you receive your personal workout plan, you will also schedule a follow-up appointment at the end of the 30 days.
What have you learned?
At your follow-up, you and a Gold’s Gym professional will review your program. You may have found you prefer certain types of workouts and want to include them more, or that you want to focus on a different short-term goal.
“I’ve learned that I really enjoy group settings. That’s why I love GOLD’S STUDIO® classes,” Campos says.
“If you are just starting out, the 30-Day Personal Workout Plan is a great way to have a game plan,” she says. “If you have been a member for a while, it’s a chance to take a look at your goals and refocus.”
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