How to build your own workout routine ?

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Published: February 9, 2019

When trying to figure out a workout routine for the first time people usually get enthusiastically motivated. However, trying to plan your own exercising regime can be overwhelming as well. With so many different information online it is difficult to decide where to start. In order to make the whole process much easier, we have created an all-you-need-to-know guide on how to plan your workouts and reach your goals.

Where to start?

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You need to plan your workout routine step-by-step

Long before you get a gym membership or start doing any exercises you need to make sure you have a plan for your workout sessions. This way you will be able to make a clear plan and reach your goals. Here are a few important steps to follow when making an exercise plan:

  • Set your goals. 
  • Plan your exercise sessions.
  • Make a schedule.
  • Adjust your lifestyle according to your workout routine.
  • Ask for help and educate yourself.

Setting your workout goals

Have you ever heard a saying that each goal you set in life needs to be SMART ( Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound)? Therefore, whether you want to lose weight, improve your fitness and endurance or build muscles, we recommend you start by following this rule. This way you will be able to stay focused and create a step-by-step workout plan.

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Start your plan by setting the goals


This may seem like the easiest part or your planning. However, people often misunderstand what a specific goal actually is. Saying than you want to burn fat by working out and lose weight or build muscles are great goals to strive for. However, you should try to be as specific as possible, like setting a goal to lose 10 pounds or prepare for a marathon. Depending on your current fitness level and capabilities, this may not be that easy, so you might have to set a general goal. However, make sure you keep your eyes on the prize by asking yourself What do I want to achieve?


Try to make your goal as measurable as possible. The best way to do so is to ask yourself How will I recognize I have reached my goal? Whether it is the weight you want to lose, or being able to run longer or lift more weight, having a clear idea of what the evidence of an achieved goal is will help you with planning.


Do you have the tools you need to reach your goals? This is pretty simple. You can say that a tool is a gym in your neighborhood. Or professional personal trainers in Dubai that will help you plan your workout and diet? Or it can simply be the workout gear like bicycle, weight, treadmill etc.

Here is important that you recognize all the resources you can use. Therefore, a helpful blog on working out and health improvement can also be a tool to use.

Relevant – Realistic

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It is important not to push yourself over the limit

We prefer to consider the R as Realistic. The most important thing is for you to be safe while exercising. Therefore, you should set a realistic goal that won’t endanger your health. And can also be achieved by implementing the workouts into your daily routine.

Time-bound workout goals

This can be a tricky one. And it is extremely important to stay realistic here. Therefore, make sure you set a goal to lose your weight in a certain period of time. However, stay realistic. Improving your health and fitness is rather a marathon than a race. Your body will need time to recover and adapt to the changes.

How to plan your exercise sessions

Depending on your goal and capabilities you need to plan your workout sessions. Make sure you start with a low-intense workout routine at the beginning. By learning how to advance in your exercise but not push over the limit you will be able to create a sustainable workout routine and stay motivated.

Creating an exercise routine for losing weight?

Keep your routine simple until you gain more knowledge and experience. You can exercise at your home without any gym equipment by following some of the many YouTube channels made by professional trainers.

In order to say safe and make sure you reach your goals we recommend you hire a personal fitness trainer from Dubai. With the help of an expert, you will be able not to only lose weight. But, also, learn all you need to know about proper nutrition and creating a healthy lifestyle.

Create an exercise schedule

It must be that signing up for a gym membership is one of the most common New Years’ resolution people make. However, many of them fail to follow it through. And people either end up quitting the gym or not signing up at all. In order to make sure you reach your goals, you need to create an exercise routine you can follow.

Evaluate your everyday schedule. Make routine you can commit to. Whether it is exercising each day or just 2 x half an hour a week, a regular physical activity will keep you motivated and focus. Keep in mind that the only bad workout is the one you didn’t do!

You might need to adjust your lifestyle

There is more to a great exercising routine than just going to the gym or for a run. In order to improve your health, you might need to adjust your daily habits as well.

Proper nutrition and hydration are a big part of any workout routine. Just as well as good sleeping habits. Therefore, make sure you plan your meals, drink enough water and sleep properly.

Do you need any help?

With so many information online, you have countless opportunities to educate yourself on working out and nutrition. Whether you are searching for the best bodybuilding supplements in Dubai or just need new recipes, the answers are just a web search away. Make sure you do detailed research on each subject you are interested in. This will help you avoid false facts and bad advice.

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Use reliable online sources and apps

Don’t be shy to ask for help. Talk to your trainer, people at the gym and use some of the many great workout apps to help you stay healthy and fit. Keep in mind that as you are improving your workout routine should change and advance as well. Therefore, make sure you revise your exercising plan.

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