4 Ways to Create a Back-to-School Fitness Plan

Sep 6, 2017


Even though it's not the beginning of a calendar year, the start of a new school year is an excellent opportunity to get healthy. Adjusting to a new fitness routine after a long, relaxing summer is easier than you might think. Here, the strength training and weightlifting team at Big Blue Strength in Lexington, KY, offers a few tips that will help you achieve your fitness goals, whether you’re returning to campus or getting the kids ready for a new school year.

Schedule Time for Workouts

Between homework and extracurricular activities, it can be hard to find time to work out. Making appointments to exercise every day can make it easier to achieve your fitness goals. Look for a gym that offers early morning, afternoon, and evening classes, so you can find sessions that fit into your schedule.

Make Time to Plan Meals

Exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle, and it’s important to pair those efforts with the right foods. Take a short break from your homework to plan your meals at the beginning of the week. Not only does this help you stay on track with your goals, but it also prevents you from eating unhealthy convenience foods. There's no need for cafeteria or vending machine food when you plan and prepare nutritious meals and snacks.

Teach Your Children

Set an example for the kids in your life by leading a healthy lifestyle. Show them how you are learning to balance and enjoy food and fitness. Children often want to imitate the people they admire, so teaching them about healthful food choices and the power of exercise can put them on the path to lifelong wellness.

Invest in a Coach

Personal training might sound like a luxury, but it’s one of the best ways to create fitness accountability. Your coach becomes a one-on-one partner who helps you to meet your health and training goals. Working with an experienced personal trainer also ensures you learn proper form and technique, preventing injuries.

Are you ready to reinvent yourself this school year? Big Blue Strength is Lexington's premier fitness facility, offering CrossFit® classes, weightlifting, personal training, and Pilates. Their professional coaches provide encouragement, support, and a fun environment for individual and group workout sessions. To get the new school year off to a great start, call (859) 537-8032 and schedule a consultation. You can view the current class schedules online.