Workout Routines

Everybody has heard of, tried, or considered trying a workout routine. Routines consist of a series of exercises performed regularly--daily, ever other day, weekly, etc. Routines can be made up of particular exercise types or they can contain various exercises grouped together by either an individual or that individual's personal trainer.

Some common exercise routines are Pilates, yoga, and weight lifting, the latest fad exercises. Other workout routines consist of tried and true exercises. Simply put, a workout becomes a routine when the same set of exercises are performed on a regular basis.

Those looking to lose weight, tone themselves, or simply improve their health should consider starting a workout routine. Choosing the right routine will depend on your fitness and health needs, your personality, and your schedule. Make sure the routine you choose properly meets all these criteria. No one will stick to a routine, no matter how excellent it is, that he or she finds boring, too hard, or too time-consuming.

Although anyone can come up with their own routine, some people may find hiring a personal trainer more convenient. Trainers have the education and experience necessary to choose a routine that works for you.

Regardless of whether you choose your own exercises or hire a trainer, make sure to get your doctor's okay before starting any routine.

Links - Ask the Trainer gives five tips on workout routines. Tips include keeping a workout journal, warnings against over exercising, putting variety in your routine, conferring with a trainer to come up with a routine specifically for you, and combining your routine with a healthful diet. The article elaborates on each of these hints and gives tips for following through with each suggestion. - helps fitness novices and experts alike by giving a list of five things not to do while exercising. Each of the five tips contains an explanation of why the particular warning is important. The article warns against not taking medical problems or limitations into account when planning a routine and ignoring pain while exercising. - Those interested in Pilates routines will find this article on useful. It gives links to numerous different pages containing free Pilates workouts. Workouts are aimed towards experienced and beginning Pilates enthusiasts alike. Links contain a description of what makes the particular exercises described useful and then continues on to exercise instructions.