The FITT principle provides a great way to structure your workout and track your progress. FITT stands for Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type. The FITT principle can help you customize your exercise routine to achieve your specific fitness goals.
What is the FITT Principle?
To learn how FITT can improve the quality of our fitness routine, let’s take a look at the individual components of the FITT principle:
Frequency. Frequency describes how often you engage in exercise or physical activity. Frequency is usually expressed in terms of the number of sessions or workouts an individual engages in per week.
Recommended frequency of exercise varies depending on several factors, such as an individual’s fitness level, goals, etc. If the rate of frequency is too low, you may not see the results you desire. However, if you work out too frequently, you increase your risk of injury. Most fitness trainers recommend 3-5 exercise sessions per week.
Intensity. Intensity refers to the amount of effort or difficulty required of physical activity. Intensity is measured using different means, such as heart rate, percentage of maximum effort, perceived exertion, etc. Intensity is divided into three levels: low, moderate, and high. The level of intensity is determined by an individual’s health, fitness level, and fitness goals and has a great impact on weight loss and athletic conditioning.
Time. In the FITT principle, time is defined as the duration or length of each exercise session. How much time is required depends on the type of activity, the individual’s fitness level, and their goals.
Type. Type refers to a specific type of exercise or physical activity. The type of exercise you choose should reflect your interests, goals, and physical abilities. Some of the types of exercise include aerobic exercises (jogging, walking, swimming, cycling), strength training (such as weightlifting), flexibility exercises (yoga), and other activities that promote health and physical fitness.
How to Use FITT to Get the Most Out of Your Workout
By factoring in the various components of the FITT principle, you can adjust and expand your fitness program to achieve a wide range of fitness goals. The FITT principle can also help you stay motivated, avoid injury and break through plateaus. A fitness trainer can help you apply the FITT principle to your workout routine through fitness assessments, goal setting, personalized fitness programs, motivation, and nutritional guidance.
Top Tyr Training: South Bay Personal Fitness Trainers
If you live in Torrance and surrounding communities, you’ve probably heard of Top Tyr Training, one of the South Bay’s favorite personal training and biohacking studios. We offer members the latest in fitness technology (such as ARX resistance training and CAROL cardio training) and physical training. We’re here to help you work out smarter, enabling you to get the most efficient workout in the shortest amount of time.
Our team of personal trainers is here to help you use the FITT principle and other methods to achieve your health and fitness objectives. Contact us through our website or call us at (424) 398-0041 to learn how you can get fit in just minutes a week with Top Tyr Training.