Let's get you started on achieving your goals, whether they are weight loss, building muscle or simply getting fitter and healthier, here are a few simple steps.
If your goal is to change your body shape, whether it's losing fat or gaining muscle then you should take some body measurements, DON'T use weighing scales, we recommend taking measurements from your arms, your waist, your chest and your thighs. You should then measure these on a monthly basis.
Learn how and where to take your body measurements
Regardless of your goal it's always a good idea to take a look at your dietary intake, most people are surprised when seeing what they really consume in a week.
Download a food diary to help you achieve your goals
Test your current level of fitness with the iBodz physical fitness test to set your starting point. Then do the test on a monthly basis to see how you are progressing
Take the iBodz physical fitness test
4. Find an exercise program
Search for a suitable program from our library of exercise programs. Its as simple as choosing your goal and then letting us know which equipment you have access to.
Search for a program (you must be logged in)
If you're going to exercise in the gym then equipment won't be a concern, but if you plan to train at home or outside then its a good idea to get a couple pieces of equipment, although not essential, the more equipment you have access to the more varied you can make your exercise programs.
Read our article on home exercise equipment
Before you get started we recommend you have a read of our top tips for weight loss or muscle buiilding
7. Get motivated
Motivation, or a lack of, is probably the biggest reason for people giving up on their goals. You can help with this by getting those around you to give you support and praise, maybe start this new regime with a friend in the same situation, you can then help motivate each other. Maybe try writing down your goals and sticking them to a fridge or notice board so that you are constanly reminded that you want to fit into those jeans in 2 months time or you want to increase your arm measurement by 2 inches.
Speak to a friend or fmaily member about your plans
We have a huge member base of like minded individuals with similar goals so we encourage you all to chat amongst yourselves as much as possible. Remember ‘A problem shared is a problem halved’.
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