Hey, I'm Kryss!
You have taken the first step on your fitness journey – you have decided you want to become fit and healthy… Yay! So, now you do what everyone does when they make this decision; turn to the internet to find out ‘how’.
This is where things can become very daunting. You quickly realise the internet is FLOODED with ways to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle. HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU CHOOSE WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU? Well, that is what we are going to talk about!
Things to remember on your fitness journey:
⎫ Fitness is supposed to be fun! You should be excited about your fitness journey!
⎫ Set fitness goals. Without goals, you won’t know which training style can help you reach your goals.
⎫ Listen to your body. Do additional research on training styles that interest you, to ensure they are things your body can handle, to avoid unnecessary injury.
⎫ Do not forget that without proper eating habits, your fitness goals will be harder to reach, regardless of which style of training you choose. (This is a whole other topic that will be discussed later).
⎫ Figure out how much time you can dedicate to your health and fitness. Ensure your training will fit into your schedule, so you can guarantee it is something you can sustain – consistency is key.
⎫ Lastly, remember; this is a marathon, not a sprint. The goal is to make fitness and health part of your lifestyle, so you can remain fit and healthy.
Keep this in mind whilst reviewing the following section!
Next, we are talking about which training style may be right for you! I am sure there are more styles than what I have listed below, but you’ll see some of the most common training styles!
I have listed what each style is, as well as a simple chart - hopefully this will make it easier for you to choose which will work best for you.
ϖ Bodybuilding (My personal favourite)!
¬ Bodybuilding is the art of strategically building muscles to obtain an aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical figure, with the use of various styles of training such as bodyweight training and weightlifting.
¬ CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more.
ϖ Olympic Weightlifting
¬ Olympic weightlifting is an athletic discipline in which a person attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.
ϖ Yoga / Pilates
¬ Yoga: A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.
¬ A system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.
ϖ Outdoor Activities
¬ This one is pretty self-explanatory! Things such as; jogging, running, hiking, biking, surfing, etc.
Now you have a little bit more information on what kinds of training styles are out there, choosing which will help you with your personal goals is up to you! Remember my key points from earlier.
Good luck on your fitness journey fitfam!
XOXO - Kryss DeSandre