“I’ll start tomorrow”. Yeah, yeah, we’ve all heard that excuse, and to be honest, we’ve all made that excuse! Even the home-gym bunnies on the Trojan team have found ourselves procrastinating a workout. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to become side tracked and delay our health and fitness goals. However, with a well-structured fitness plan, achieving those goals becomes much more attainable.

In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of writing an achievable fitness plan that aligns with your objectives, allows for gradual adjustments as your fitness level improves, and ensures consistency even during busy periods.

We’ll even provide a downloadable template to help you get started. Don’t forget to share your progress on our social media platforms!

The Importance of a Fitness Plan

A fitness plan serves as a roadmap towards your desired health and fitness outcomes. It provides structure, organisation, and direction, increasing the likelihood of success. Without a plan, it’s easy to lose focus, become overwhelmed, and eventually give up on your goals. By taking the time to develop a fitness plan, you lay the foundation for a journey towards a healthier lifestyle. So, even if you start with baby steps and a few minutes a day, the key is to just start. Remember, a goal without a plan is just a wish!

Setting Your Fitness Goals

Before diving into creating a fitness plan, it’s crucial to set clear and achievable fitness goals. Start by assessing where you currently stand in terms of fitness and identify areas you’d like to improve.

Whether your objectives are related to weight loss, muscle gain, endurance, or overall well-being, it’s important to make them Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound (SMART). Setting realistic goals sets you up for success and prevents disappointment along the way.

A great source of motivation and information to change your routine and daily habits is John Clear’s Atomic Habits. This breakthrough book is the most comprehensive guide on how to change your habits and get 1% better every day. You’ll thank us later.

Creating Your Fitness Plan

  • The Process of Writing a Fitness Plan: Begin by outlining the various components of your fitness plan. Consider including sections such as warm-up exercises, cardiovascular workouts, strength training routines, flexibility exercises, and cooldown activities. Be sure to allocate time for each activity and establish a training schedule that suits your lifestyle.
  • Personalisation and Achievability: Tailor your fitness plan to your preferences, strengths, and limitations. Consider activities that you enjoy and incorporate them into your routine. Gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts to avoid burnout.

Remember, your plan should challenge you but also be realistic and sustainable.

Staying Motivated: Tips and Tricks

  • Find Your Workout Motivation: Discover what drives you to stay committed to your fitness plan. Whether it’s the desire to improve your health, enhance your physical appearance, or boost your energy levels, identify your sources of motivation and remind yourself of them regularly. Stick a few inspirational sticky notes on the inside of your bathroom cabinet or open a vision board on Pinterest to visit once a day and get you pumped up about your future body. Manifest those muscles!
  • Consistency is Key: Establish a routine and prioritise your workouts. Schedule your exercise sessions at a time that works best for you and treat them as non-negotiable appointments. Consistency is crucial for making fitness a habit.

Tracking Your Progress and Adapting Your Plan

Importance of Tracking: Keep a record of your fitness progress to stay motivated and monitor your achievements. Track factors such as weight, body measurements, strength gains, endurance improvements, and overall well-being.

Check out our Trojan Evolve Fitness tracker that allows you to monitor your activity, track calories and measure steps throughout your day. The Evolve Fitness tracker can also be used to track your heart rate and sleep quality, allowing you to better take care of your body.

Adapting Your Fitness Plan: As your fitness level improves, it’s essential to periodically assess and adjust your fitness plan. Gradually increase the intensity, duration, or frequency of your workouts to continue challenging yourself. Listen to your body, make modifications when necessary, and seek professional guidance if needed.

Integrating Fitness into a Busy Lifestyle

Incorporating fitness into a busy schedule may seem daunting, but it’s entirely possible with a few simple strategies:

  • Prioritise and Plan: Treat your workout sessions as important appointments and schedule them in advance. Make them non-negotiable commitments to yourself. You deserve it!
  • Shorten Workout Duration: If time is limited, focus on high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or quick, effective workouts that can be done in a shorter period. Remember, consistency matters more than lengthy workouts. Check out our guide to HIIT to get started.
  • Sharing Your Fitness Goals on Social Media: Utilising social media can provide an additional layer of motivation and accountability. By keeping everyone around you up to date on your fitness goals, progress, and achievements, can help foster a supportive community and inspire others. It allows you to connect with like-minded individuals who can offer encouragement and advice. Check out our guide to starting and running your own ‘Fitstagram’. Use the hashtag #FitnessPlanJourney and tag in @trojanhealth to join the community and motivate others!

Now that you have the motivation to get started, create a space that you will want to spend time in with a selection of Trojan equipment suitable for your goals. You can even plan it out using our nifty Gym Builder.

Embrace the process, stay consistent, and remember that every small step counts. We’re rooting for you!


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