Team Foreverfit guides you on how to devise the perfect personalised workout plan based on a thorough evaluation of your goals and personality makeup.

Figuring out which workout plan will yield the best results for you, isn’t a small task these days. There are so many fitness routines to choose from! But the difference between success and failure lies in choosing a plan that fits your personality and body type.

Finding the right fit is a case of trial and error. Once you find a routine you like, follow the plan for at least 30 to 60 days before re-evaluating. Be sincere and stick to the plan ardently, before you decide whether it will help you reach your fitness goals or not. Here are some questions to ask yourself in your quest:

#1 Do you enjoy what you are doing?
If you love your workout, and feel energized by it, the chances of sticking to it are higher. The best time to assess whether your workout makes you happy is after the initial novelty phase is over.

If you still wake up with a smile on your face, all geared up to start your routine, then you have probably discovered the perfect workout plan for yourself.

#2 Will you be able to sustain it?
You may have worked around your schedule to accommodate a particular workout plan, but you also need to analyse whether it will still fit in if there are changes in your timetable. Is your time commitment to a specific workout routine sustainable over the long term?

#3 Does the exercise routine work?
Assessing and reassessing your progress after a couple of months can tell you if you are on the right path. Your checklist should run something like this: are feeling good about yourself, more energetic, have you gained stamina and endurance, are you more flexible?  Make your assessment after noting changes in weight, body measurements, blood pressure, BMI and so on.

#4 Is the programme in line with my target?
Pick fitness routines based on your goals. For example, if you want to lose weight then you need to check your calorie intake; if you want to build muscle mass, then you need to eat more for your weight training to work; and if you want to build endurance then running and cycling are good choices.

#5 Does it suit your personality?
Your workout plan does well only when it matches your personality. For example, routine plans such as weightlifting or aerobics suit a conscientious personality. Stand-alone activities such as running, bungee jumping, or contact sports are good for people who prefer routines while social people may prefer team and group activities such as synchronized swimming, Zumba, or yoga.

If you are a serious fitness buff, keen on a scientific plan, learn more here.