Fitness Level

Fitness Level

Individuals at Fitness Level 1 have not regularly participated in an exercise program and should begin slowly. The following is only a guideline, you should consult a physician prior to beginning any new exercise program!. Most experts in the field recommend beginning with 3 times per week, 20-30 minutes per session. If you cannot work for 20 minutes to begin with that’s OK, just keep at it until you reach the 20 minute mark. (In order for your heart to benefit, you should try to exercise aerobically for a minimum of 20 minutes.)

For Losing Weight

For Losing Weight

If you are mainly interested in weight loss, you must begin some type of aerobic exercise program. Aerobic exercise can include Aerobic classes, Jogging, Swimming, Bicycling, Fast walking Etc. With aerobic exercise, the goal is to get your heart rate into the target zone (50-85% of your maximum) and sustain that pace for an extended period of time. The length of the exercise and the intensity level you choose depend upon your ....

Aerobics

Aerobics

Using the same large muscle group, rhythmically, for a period of 15 to 20 minutes or longer while maintaining 60-80% of your maximum heart rate. Think of aerobic activity as being long in duration yet low in intensity. Aerobic activities include: walking, biking, jogging, swimming, aerobic classes and cross-country skiing. Anaerobic activity is short in duration and high in intensity. Anaerobic activities include: racquetball, downhill skiing, ....