Many people start the New Year on a high note – excited about the prospect of starting afresh and setting new fitness goals, but they run out of steam towards the middle of the year due to various reasons. One of the contributing factors to this is not choosing an exercise plan that works best for their needs, lifestyle, or their goals.  Here are 3 practical things to do to determine the best exercise plan for you.  

Why are you exercising in the first place? 
The answer to this question will be a good starting point in determining the kind of exercise you should be doing. Whether you’re looking to build muscle and strength, lose weight or maintain physical activity, there is an exercise routine or a combination of activities that can help you achieve this. 

Explore the options 
Staying fit does not have to be boring. You do not have to be stuck in routine to achieve your goals, and you most certainly do not need to focus on just one type of exercise. You can walk on one day, run on another, attend a group aerobics class on another day and exercise at your desk or at home on your busy days. Have a look at these ideas.

Eliminate the excuses
Have both indoor and outdoor exercise options to rule out excuses over time of day and weather conditions. You can join a gym and participate in a range of indoor exercise classes. Many gyms open very early in the morning and stay open until 8 pm on average. This means, no matter your busyness, you can still go. Join one of our partner gyms and get up to 25% off monthly gym fees depending on your Multiply status. 

Have a look at this post for ideas to stay motivated to exercise even when you don’t really feel like it.