When it comes to health, planning ahead can be the difference between reaching your goals or falling behind and losing track. Keeping a log of data such as your weight, measurements, and your fitness plan can be an invaluable resource. Not only will a well-kept log help in planning for the future, but it will provide a record to look back on and see how you’ve progressed over time. Our easy to use exercise planner is available for free download on this page. The template can be customized to suit a wide variety of fitness goals and workout regimens.
How to Use the Exercise Planner Template
- Fill out the top box with the client and trainer names. If you are not using a fitness trainer, simply write in your own name.
- Fill out the upper left-hand box with your weight, measurements, and other information.
- Use the suggestion box to write in tips, goals, or a motivational statement to help keep you on track.
- Fill each fitness box with exercises, repetitions, weights, weeks, frequency and a start date accordingly.
- Decide how long you want to stick with this particular fitness plan before updating your exercise planner.
Tips for Using the Exercise Planner Template
- Start small: It’s better to begin with a manageable amount of exercise and work up to an active lifestyle.
- The USDA recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise everyday. Try to use the exercise planner to meet this recommendation.
- Try not to skip a planned workout, but if you do just make it up as soon as possible.
- Pay attention to your progress. One of the best ways to stay motivated is to look back and see the progress you’ve already made.
- The suggestion box is open-ended so that you can add any type of information that will help you in staying focused on your fitness goals.
Anyone can decide to exercise regularly, but by using an exercise planner you are solidifying that commitment in paper. By doing so, you will be one step ahead at reaching your goals.
Download: Exercise Planner
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