Only 1 or 2 days? Arthritis? + Special offers
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Is only 1 or 2 days of structured workouts enough?
Training with arthritis?
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Only 1 or 2 days per week?
In a perfect world, I would say 2 to 3 structured workouts a week, plus being active on the other days work great! I am talking to the people I work with, who just want to get healthy, get fit, and lose a few pounds. I am not talking to bodybuilders or high level athletes. I am not telling someone who works out 4 to 6 days to drop down to 1 or 2 days.
Structured as in gym or supervised workouts. Active on off days means walking, gardening, golfing, playing with kids, or whatever gets you moving.
But as you know, things aren’t so perfect or normal in the world we live in. And everyone waiting for life to return back to normal to get fit, good luck with that. So, when I tell someone they need to focus on just 1 or 2 days per week, below are the reasons why.
If someone hasn’t exercised for the past few years but decides to commit to 1 or 2 days of physical activity per week, they have a good chance of building momentum and increasing that number over time.
Let’s compare this to the people who are waiting for 3 to 4 days to open up in their schedule. They know this free time won’t magically appear. Nor has it appeared at any point during the past several years or even decades. But, committing to that 1 or 2 days per week can naturally turn into doing more activity on the other days of the week.
Most people just need momentum. We have some clients in our coaching programs that train with me 1 day a week. Then I program the sessions for their off days based on their real-life busy schedules.
Exercising for 1 or 2 days per week is enough to maintain strength levels and can prevent you from the dreaded feeling and reality of “starting over”. This goes for those who were consistent before COVID times, and then just did nothing for the past year. Make the most out of what you have, don’t use the little energy you have to make excuses.
When they eventually return, it could be rough getting back to their former strength levels. Not to mention, they missed out on the progress they could’ve made if they didn’t take the huge break.
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It can be fun, flexible, and affordable:
We work with busy professionals who want to be healthy and get in shape. We don’t work with bodybuilders who are trying to compete on stage. That’s why we have workouts that include strength, mobility, cardio, balance, and flexibility all in a 45 minute period.
It’s not your traditional boring treadmill and machine workout. Our program is much easier to maintain and not painful on the joints.
We also teach you what to do when you’re working out alone on off days, or without assistance. And unlike most gyms, we structure our billing so you only pay for what you get. You don’t pay for the days you aren’t here.
We offer payment options by the session, month to month, or punch passes to give busy people like you an easy and stress-free way to get started.
Detric Smith, CSCS, ACSM Exercise Physiologist, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach
Owner, Results Performance Training