BUILDING YOUR EXERCISE LIBRARY
How we build your exercise library:
- Determine your fitness fitness goals and target clients: Understand what you want to achieve through your workouts you’ll be offering. Do you want to build strength, increase flexibility, lose weight, improve cardiovascular health, or a combination of these?
- We research exercises: Look for exercises that align with your fitness business goals. Consider exercises that target different muscle groups, improve specific skills, or cater to your specific interests (e.g., yoga, martial arts, dance).
- Categorize exercises: Organize exercises into categories based on their focus. This could include strength training, cardio, flexibility, balance, core exercises, or sports-specific movements. This categorization will help you easily find exercises when planning your workouts.
- Consider equipment needs: Determine if exercises require any specific equipment such as dumbbells, resistance bands, stability balls, or exercise machines. Categorize exercises as equipment-based or equipment-free to accommodate your available resources.
- Collect resources: Gather a variety of resources to build your exercise library. This can include books, websites, fitness apps, YouTube channels, or fitness trainers. Look for reliable sources that provide clear instructions and demonstrations.
- Create a visual library: Use a combination of text, images, and videos to document each exercise. You can create a digital library using a note-taking app, a spreadsheet, or a dedicated fitness app. Include exercise names, descriptions, step-by-step instructions, and visual references to ensure proper form and technique.
- Add progressions and modifications: Include exercise progressions and modifications to cater to different fitness levels. This allows you to adjust the difficulty and intensity of exercises as you progress or accommodate different individuals who may use your library.
- Test and refine: Try out the exercises yourself to ensure they are effective and suitable for your goals. Make any necessary adjustments or replacements if certain exercises don’t work well for you or don’t align with your clients/members objectives.
- Update regularly: Exercise techniques sometimes evolve, so make it a habit to update your exercise library regularly. Add new exercises, remove outdated ones, and stay up to date with the latest fitness information.
- Personalize and adapt: Customize your exercise library to fit your members preferences, schedule, and available equipment. Make it a reflection of your unique training style and adapt it as your business goals as needs change.
By following these steps, we will be able to build a comprehensive exercise library that suits your fitness business goals, preferences, and resources.