Creating a Fitness Plan: How to do it? What to add? What to delete?


Fitness is a state of the human body that allows it to function up to its full potential. It is the ability to do regular jobs without any strain, while being alert and energetic enough to endure any stressful activities. It is basically a condition wherein, all the major parts of the body, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, bones and muscles are in proper working condition. I specialize in coaching adults to a steady level of health so that they can successfully perform their activities of daily living. It is wonderful to see their transformations.

There are four aspects related to physical fitness:

  • Cardio respiratory endurance

  • Muscular strength

  • Muscular endurance

  • Flexibility

Fitness programs are the path to having a healthy body. They are the perfect way to incorporate exercise into the daily routine. Fitness programs, when followed religiously, are a remarkable way to counteract several diseases, no matter what age a person is. Fitness programs can require a lot of commitment and hard work but it pays off in the end.

There are several stages in incorporating a fitness program into your daily routine.

The first thing is to check your present health condition to determine what kind of a program would suit you. This requires a basic health check-up of blood pressure, diabetes-check, and a full work over for any suspected diseases, and past injuries. Also, consider your family history. Are you prone to heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, and other ailments? A major aspect in physical fitness is the body’s composition, which indicates the makeup of the body in terms of the ratio of lean mass to fat mass. Lean mass is comprised of muscle, bone, vital tissue and organs. Fat is fat.

 Fitness programs take all these physical conditions of the person into account. The ideal exercise regime for a person will suit his/her body type. This is also contingent upon one’s objective be it weight loss, physical strength, or others. Fitness programs are composed of several kinds of activities such as: aerobics, aquatic exercises, golf, walking, skipping, jogging, swimming, bicycling, running, skiing, or playing sports like tennis and squash.

Shalynne L. Barr, MBA    Certified Nutrition Coach    Certified Personal Trainer    Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Shalynne L. Barr, MBA

Certified Nutrition Coach

Certified Personal Trainer

Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Not sure where to begin or how to create your fitness plan? Take the guess work out and call (248)509-0096 or email to find out how beneficial it is to allow a trained professional create a customized plan for you. As a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, I can show you how a fitness program can be customized to suit your fitness level.

Fitness programs should be enjoyable, with realistic goals, and should fit well with your lifestyle. Patience is the key to beginning to follow a fitness program. Never compare yourself to someone else. We are all unique and different. Remember your journey is your journey. Just enjoy the ride and know that your body is going to reward you for your hard work. Take the first step today. You are worth it.