Participating in the monthly challenges has been a wonderful experience for me. It helped me stay focused on my health goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy the challenges because it gives me a progressively challenging workout routine to follow and holds me accountable each day of the month. Keeping a gym schedule is half the battle but knowing what to do each day when you get to the gym just takes working out to a totally different level. The workouts were very detailed and I felt like I was working out with a trainer right by my side. The results were incredible! I lost weight, gained more muscle and felt amazing! I felt confident at the gym because I knew what to do. I am looking forward to the next monthly challenge!
- Stacy Stamatelos
I’ve completed three of the Taylored Fitness Health Challenges and can’t wait to do it again. The structure of the program, with a challenge each day, makes you accountable and keeps you moving forward.
I saw real gains in my fitness, both strength and cardiovascular endurance. The strength sessions were fun and definitely increased in difficulty as I went through the programs. The cardio sessions werevaried and kept me engaged; rather zoning out on the elliptical or treadmill, I paid attention to how I felt during the sessions and challenged myself, ultimately getting more out of my time at the gym. The exercise sessions also included warm-up, cool-down, and stretching (areas I have given less attention in the past!) so that you are at less risk for injury and feel better overall. At the end of each challenge, I was able to complete both the cardio programs and the exercises in the strength programs with less effort and faster. I haven’t seen that kind of progress in years and doubted that I ever would again!
The nutrition guidelines and recipes helped me to stay on track so that I really saw results. The emphasis is on life long health and building new eating habits, not dieting. Also, the TFHC doesn’t assume that everyone is the same and that one-size-fits-all. I’m a vegetarian and was able to do the nutrition challenges with ease.
The program shows you how to exercise, eat, and also rest for optimal results at your level. While many people know they need to challenge themselves physically and eat better and relax, it’s impossible to learn how to do that without guidance and accountability. Long term, I think the holistic nature and focus on building new habits are the most important aspects of TFHC. The program also shows you how to set goals, so that you can stay on track within the 30 days, and also beyond.
- Danielle Johnson