After class yesterday I was talking to a few of the ladies and I realized that many people aren’t sure of the guidelines for an exercise program. Many were only doing 15 minutes of cardio and a a class or two of Pilates per week but wanted to lose between 5-10 pounds.
Here are the guidelines based on the American Heart Association and American College of Sports Medicine:
*Please remember to talk to your doctor before begining any exercise program.
1. Adults over 18 should do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity five days a week or at least 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity three days a week.
2. Adults should also do both strength-training exercises and flexibility exercises at least twice a week as well as balance exercises.
The more exercise you do on a weekly basis the more health benefits you will achieve.
I hope this helps! Send me an email if you are interested in a more specific program for your goals or talk to a trainer at your gym!