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Fit 4 Life | Face The Challenge The Right Way

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarvin Gordon

The workouts we prescribe for The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 12-week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge are designed to be flexible.

They are easy enough for beginners to follow, but can be challenging enough to make even those with years of training feel the burn. The training schedule is simple - four to five days of work followed by two to three days of rest.

Keep the following in mind and you will be sure to get results.


The key to getting the most out of these workouts is intensity. So push yourself to do more than just count of reps. Give each workout all you can and it will give back.


Focus on doing each workout with the best possible form. Each workout should be performed with smooth, controlled movements from start to finish, even if it means you can't make the rep goal we prescribe. Do not sacrifice form in order to get more reps.


The importance of rest cannot be overstated. Be sure to ensure that you are getting the amount of sleep you need and give your muscles enough time to recuperate.


In order to get results, it is important to stay motivated and persistent even when you aren't seeing the results you want.