4 Tips for Finding the Right Fitness Program for You

Updated – Originally published 05/30/2017

In this ever changing and growing industry of fitness, new and exciting workout trends are popping up all the time.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), heart rate zone training, kettlebell, CrossFit and hot yoga are just to name a few. The options are endless when choosing which type of program works best for you.

Being healthy and fit means different things to different people – from doing something active daily, pushing yourself to the max every workout, going for a run or training for your next PR (personal record). There is no right or wrong answer as long as you are working towards your own health and fitness goals.

As a health coach and personal trainer, here are four guidelines I give my clients that can help you decide what works best for you:

1) What are your health and fitness goals?
Using SMART goals is a great way to set up Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timebased goals. As a Health Coach we use SMART goals to help us design an effective program dedicated to you want to achieve.

2) What is your current level of fitness?
Are you novice, intermediate or advanced? Do you have limitations? Knowing what your currently level of fitness is and if you have any limitations will help you choose an exercise program to keep you healthy and give you the best results.

3) What type of exercise program looks the most appealing? 
Pick something you will enjoy. If you have fun while working out you are more likely to stick with the program.

4) What do you think you’ll stay consistent with? 
Consistency is what drives success. The more time you dedicate to your health the more likely you are to succeed.

Fitness Strategy Session

At Performance Health & Fitness, we have so many options to satisfy any novice exerciser up to fitness enthusiast.

HIIT – We have classes (like Performance Boot Camp) that use HIIT to push individuals in a group setting with workouts programmed and instructed by Certified Personal Trainers.

Personal Training – We have Personal Training to satisfy those who want an all-around workout program along with the reassurance and confidence that comes from professional guidance and support.

Mind Body Classes – Are you looking for more body strength, flexibility, or a mind-easing workout? Try our yoga or stretch/mobility classes.

Equipment – If you are looking to use the gym on your own terms we have multiple types of cardiovascular equipment, Olympic lifting platforms, squat racks, dumbbell sets, and many machines to work different areas of the body.

Whichever avenue you decide to take, enjoy it!

Keep pushing yourself to become a strong, healthier and more fit you!


Want to learn more about Health Coaching or Personal Training? Schedule a free 30-minute strategy session with our Director of Training Services and see if it’s good fit for you.

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Health Coaching at Performance Health and Fitness

About Suzi Albers, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Health Coach

Suzi Albers, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Health CoachSuzi’s life-long desire to help others led her to her roles in health and fitness. She enjoys helping clients progress correctly and meet their goals. Outside of work, Suzi enjoys biking, kayaking, running and spending time with family and friends.

Tom P

Since joining Performance, I have made huge gains. The process of recovering from knee surgery has been much easier because of the expertise of the Performance staff in helping me get back to full strength. I would recommend this gym to anyone.*

About Suzi Albers, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Health Coach

Suzi Albers, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Health CoachSuzi’s life-long desire to help others led her to her roles in health and fitness. She enjoys helping clients progress correctly and meet their goals. Outside of work, Suzi enjoys biking, kayaking, running and spending time with family and friends.

Kim C

Performance Fitness Member

“I joined Performance and it has changed my life. Gone are the days when I dreaded trying on clothes at the store, Thanks to Performance, I feel like a super fit mom.”*

About Suzi Albers, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Health Coach

Suzi Albers, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Health CoachSuzi’s life-long desire to help others led her to her roles in health and fitness. She enjoys helping clients progress correctly and meet their goals. Outside of work, Suzi enjoys biking, kayaking, running and spending time with family and friends.

Seth D

Performance Fitness Member

Under the guidance of trainers, I have been able to decrease my 5K time from 28 minutes to under 20 minutes in just 2 years.  I have also lost 30 pounds while increasing strength, endurance and power.*

About Suzi Albers, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Health Coach

Suzi Albers, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Health CoachSuzi’s life-long desire to help others led her to her roles in health and fitness. She enjoys helping clients progress correctly and meet their goals. Outside of work, Suzi enjoys biking, kayaking, running and spending time with family and friends.

Connie R

Training over the last few years at Performance has been the best health decision I have ever made.  Leslie, my current trainer, keeps me on track to stay fit and strong, makes our sessions interesting and challenging, and is always positive, even when I have setbacks.*

About Suzi Albers, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Health Coach

Suzi Albers, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Health CoachSuzi’s life-long desire to help others led her to her roles in health and fitness. She enjoys helping clients progress correctly and meet their goals. Outside of work, Suzi enjoys biking, kayaking, running and spending time with family and friends.

Barry C Testimonial
Barry C

Performance Fitness Member

“I am a competitive cyclist and have been in personal training at Performance for 6 years. The best part about the trainers is that they know our medical histories very well.  Leslie is great at modifying a training session specifically to each individual person’s limitations so as to avoid injury.”*

About Suzi Albers, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Health Coach

Suzi Albers, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Health CoachSuzi’s life-long desire to help others led her to her roles in health and fitness. She enjoys helping clients progress correctly and meet their goals. Outside of work, Suzi enjoys biking, kayaking, running and spending time with family and friends.

Pat S

Performance Fitness Member

“I’m retired and enjoy a full, active life. This is due, in no small part, to the time I spend at Performance. The group classes provide a great workout and lots of variety. Plus, a fun way to meet new friends!”*

About Suzi Albers, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Health Coach

Suzi Albers, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Certified Health CoachSuzi’s life-long desire to help others led her to her roles in health and fitness. She enjoys helping clients progress correctly and meet their goals. Outside of work, Suzi enjoys biking, kayaking, running and spending time with family and friends.

*Results may vary