So I wrote a post awhile back regarding my first Planet Fitness Routine that my brother gave me.
That post of my original Planet Fitness Workout Routine is my most read post ever!
It made me realize just how many people are out there trying to find some help on where to start at Planet Fitness.
So I thought I would get my updated/current workout routine up here so I could show you what I am doing now.
Hopefully it will help out those of you that might be looking for somewhere to start.
My brother,Lee, and his wife, Beth, from Fullest Living.Com put this workout routine together for me.
They are both ACE Certified Personal Trainers and Health Coaches.
My brother has lost over 250 pounds.
He did this by starting with 30 Seconds of exercise at a time.
He started me off with the same 30 Seconds plan and by doing that I was able to slowly move up to other things.
Now my workout routine incorporates strength training as well.
I asked them to do a few videos of using certain machines so I could remember form etc and hopefully it will help others out there who may be going into the gym on their own and not sure of how to use the machines.
I also added some pics/videos of my friend Krystal (from the Sugar Iz Crack blog) and I at the gym on these machines.
We do our best and maybe our form isn’t perfect but we are trying!!
So if you go in there and try this program that makes us workout buddies!!
Remember you are never alone. We are all in this together!
Cardio Workout at Planet Fitness (5-6 days/week)
At this point, I do a total of 30 minutes on the treadmill alternating jogging/walking.
I go back and forth alternating between doing 1-2 minutes of jogging with 5 minutes of walking.
I am continuing to work on this.
I would also recommend someone start with 5 minutes on the treadmill of just slow walking depending on their workout level. When I started walking, it was 30 seconds up and down the hallway. Then I progressed to my mailbox. Then I made it to the gym. So do what you can and increase a little at a time.
As you increase your time, you will feel more comfortable trying new things.
You can add 30 seconds a day or more if you like.
As you feel led, you can start adding time, increasing the incline if you want, or trying to jog a little bit.
There are many great apps you can use on the treadmill too to help you!
Here are a few:
Zombie Run–I can’t quite run well enough just yet to make this work but I plan to give it a whirl for fun
Couch to 5K is the standard app most people I know use to start running
A friend of mine recommended this to me for music mixes. I love it!! Great for walking or jogging
-I started with 1 minute and I have been slowly increasing my time ever since.
I am currently up to 10 minutes.
I do this after the treadmill workout.
Here is a video of my sister in law, Beth, showing how to use an elliptical
By the way, this is NOT what I look like on the elliptical!!! LOL….
I go MUCH slower but I’ll get there one day!!
Here is a video of Krystal on the elliptical
I started with 1 minute on this and now I am up to 7 minutes.
Here is a video of Beth showing how to use this machine
Here is Krystal on the arc trainer
And here is my version!
I really don’t like this machine!!
It is very hard for me but a lot of people seem to like it a lot.
I will just keep working on it little by little. Slow and steady wins the race!!!
For this I use a set of dumb bells
Choose whatever weight you want to start with
We are using 5 pounds
Hold them at your sides
Do 15 front heel raises standing with toes facing 12 o’clock
Then do 15 front heel raises with your feet in a duck position (3 and 9 o’clock)
Then do 15 reps with them facing in (pigeon toed)
Sorry I don’t have pics of that but it’s pretty self explanatory I guess
Hip Adduction/Hip Abduction
There are two machines
On one, your legs are on the outside
On the second, your legs are on the inside
Do 3 sets of 15 reps each per machine
Put it on whatever pounds you feel comfortable with
The lady before me today had it on 90 lbs!!!! I couldn’t even MOVE it!
I believe I had it on 15 lbs today
After this, you are done!!
Then it’s time for water and stretching!
This is my workout routine 2 days of the week
I will post the Upper Body next time
I hope this helps and let me know how you’re doing.
WE CAN DO THIS!!