How Long Does It Take to Get in Shape

How Long Does It Take To Get Fit?

The average person needs around 2 years to get into shape. Some people need even longer time. The reason why some people are able to achieve their fitness goals faster than others is because they have better genetics or training methods. There are many factors which influence the amount of time it takes to reach your fitness goal. One of them is your age and another one is your gender. If you are male then you will require less time to get fit. On the other hand if you are female then you will require more time to achieve your fitness goals.

Age: You need to start getting fit when you are between 18 – 25 years old. People tend to lose their fitness levels after they turn 30 years old. However, there are some individuals who continue to train hard even after reaching their 30th birthday.

Gender: Men usually require less time to get fit whereas women require more time. Women tend to be bigger than men so they require more exercise equipment like treadmills and ellipticals. They also need special exercises such as ab work, leg press, etc. Also they need different types of food to maintain their weight loss plan.

What Is Your Fitness Level?

You might have heard about various fitness levels which include:

1. Untrained: You are untrained if you have not performed any physical activity for a long period of time.

You may be a former couch potato who is now motivated to get into shape. If this is your case then you can achieve your fitness goals in 2 years or even less.

2. Beginner: If you have been working out for more than a year and still have not reached your fitness goals then you are at beginner level.

You might be doing 1 hour of cardio and 1 hour of weights per session but you are still not seeing any change in your body composition.

3. Competent: You reach this level if you have been consistently working out for 2 to 3 years without seeing any change in your body composition.

If you have been following a healthy diet plan without any changes in your body composition then you are at this level. You can achieve your fitness goals in 1 to 2 years.

4. Advanced: If you have been working out for more than 3 years without achieving your goal then you are at advanced level.

You may also be at this level if you have been following an unhealthy diet plan without seeing any changes in your body composition. If you have been training harder with supplements and drugs but still not seeing any changes in your body composition then you are at this level. You will need around 1 year to achieve your fitness goals.

5. Elite: If you have been working out for more than 5 years without achieving your goal then you are at elite level.

You may also be at this level if you have been competing in professional sports or training for more than 10 years. If you have been following an unhealthy diet plan without seeing any changes in your body composition then you are also at this level. You will need around 2 years to achieve your fitness goals.

Why Do You Want To Get Fit?

There are many reasons as to why you would want to get fit. You may want to look good for the summer, get a promotion at your job, or even meet that special someone. Setting goals is an important step in achieving success. You need to write down all of your reasons or goals in a notebook. Having a visual image of your reasons for getting fit will keep you motivated when the going gets tough.

Celebrity Fit Club:

Maybe you have a celebrity that you would like to emulate. For example, if you are a woman then you might like the actress Sarah Jean Parker and want to look just like her. If you are a man then you might be inspired by the movie star Vin Diesel. You should take before and after photos of your chosen celebrity to keep as motivation.

Get A Workout Buddy:

Research has shown that people who have a workout partner or a support team are more likely to achieve their goals. You may have someone in your family or a friend that wants to achieve the same fitness goals as you do. Having a partner or support team will keep you motivated when the going gets tough.

A healthy body leads to a healthy mind. Don’t wait any longer to take control of your life and achieve your fitness goals. I guarantee that if you follow the advice in this article then you will be able to see a difference in your body within a matter of weeks. Go out and achieve whatever personal goals you may have.

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