FITNESS TRAINING STRATEGIES FOR THREE TYPICAL GOALS

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Published on 13 November 2017
by Philippe Morvan

Many people wish to improve their heart and lung efficiency, lose weight or gain muscle mass. But did you know that in order to reach your objectives, it is important that you plan for it using three crucial elements:

  1. WHAT: What are you aiming for?
  2. WHEN: When do you wish to reach that goal, and when are you planning to go to the gym? Setting a regular fitness training schedule was proven to be beneficial to attaining an objective and to making physical activity an integrant part of your routine. Making an appointment with a fitness professional will help you to maintain your assiduity and see results!
  3. HOW: What strategies are you planning to use?
    • Additionally to offering an energizing environment and being set to dynamic music, GROUP FITNESS is perfectly suited to cardio workouts or weight trainings!
    • Treat yourself to a certified personal trainer on whom you can count for any fitness specific needs you might have through PRIVATE TRAINING!
    • Surpass yourself with your favourite training partner and a certified personal trainer during a DUO WORKOUT!

If you still have not established a plan, or if it is incomplete, let us guide you on the path to success and discover the most effective training methods!

YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT?

I suggest you start with a simple and fun workout! Aerobics or Zumba classes will get you moving on routines set to up-beat, dynamic music. You are ready for something more intense? Try our Boot Camp or Indoor cycling classes, they will give you your money’s worth. Chose the one that best suits your schedule and experience 30 to 60 minutes of high intensity overachievement to improve your cardio and optimize calorie expenditure.

YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR MUSCULAR FITNESS?

Learn a wide variety of strength training moves and how to execute them the right way in a LesMills CXWORX or LesMills BODYPUMP class. LesMills CXWORX is an effective and intense 30-minute workout. It tones core muscles through functional exercises, whereas LesMills BODYPUMP will develop your entire muscles system’s endurance through a lot of repetitions performed with light to moderate loads.

Eventually, if you want to gain muscle mass, it will become important to gradually increase the intensity of your workout all the while reducing the number of repetitions you execute (preferably to 8-12 reps, maximum) to reach optimal time under tension maximizing micro-tears that are beneficial to muscle growth. To get advice on the proper training methods, loads to use and tempo to comply with, you can meet a trainer, free of charge, during what we call « L’heure du coach », or purchase a 60-minute private training session with a personal trainer.   

YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR VERY FIRST OFFICIAL RUN?

The popularity of marathons of all sorts grew tremendously over the last few years. When developing one’s workouts around running, it becomes necessary to vary the type of workouts to avoid overtraining and stay motivated. Including one or two Indoor cycling or POWER CARDIO classes to a weekly workout routine, contributes to increasing the aerobic capacity additionally to soliciting muscle groups in a different way, thus limiting the possibility to develop stress injuries.   

If you prefer working out alone, ask a personal trainer to build a varied cardio training plan which includes short, interval, and longer training sessions.

YOU HAVE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT OBJECTIVE?

Don’t worry, we thought of you too! Take the time to meet a personal trainer during the initial training session included in your Énergie Cardio membership. Not only will they help you define your goal, but they will find the solution to satisfy your needs and help you set up different strategies that will lead you to success. 
 
Enjoy your workout!

Philippe Morvan
Kinesiologist, training supervisor