This is a personalised plan of Fitness training for adults, involving:
- Resting Blood Pressure and Heart Rate,
- Lipid profile,
- Cardiorespiratory Fitness Test (VO2max),
- Cardiovascular risk assessment,
- Lifestyle assessment,
- Physical Exercise Plan.
Our fitness training plan is based on the measured VO2max and aims at improving it, in order to decrease longterm cardiovascular risk. The weekly Exercise Plan consists primarily of aerobic exercise, however it includes muscular and flexibility exercise for completeness. The type and combination of exercises, their duration and intensity, have to be sufficient in order to generate a Training Effect on the body, an optimal weekly Training Load, and a gradual increase in VO2max. We work with any preferential type of aerobic exercise as long as it is fit for purpose and safe. Injury prevention and avoidance of overtraining are paramount.
In order to perform an accurate Lifestyle assessment, it is helpful to keep a diary of activity level and type of activity on an average week. We recommend using a wearable activity tracker in the form of a fitness band or fitness watch, which links to your smartphone, and records activities automatically.
The Fitness Training Plan is not a supervised program. It requires implementation in one’s daily life and consistency in following it, for the duration of the program. We recommend employing a Personal Trainer or a Fitness instructor to supervise the implementation of the training program. For the more confident, we advise on how to self-monitor the progress, and what connected health devices to use for this purpose, in order to self-implement the fitness training program.