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How Fast Can You Gain or Lose Health?

Many people who are thinking about starting an exercising routine want to know how fast you can gain fitness, lose weight, or feel better.  

And current exercisers often want to know how fast you lose fitness if you stop training. 

Here are your answers! 

Gaining Fitness: It Only Takes Weeks 

We have great news for you: If you haven’t been working out, you can measurably improve fitness in weeks.  

If you’re currently working out, the answer will be different because progress slows over time. 

Think of a world-champion sprinter: It will take a lot of work to make that runner even a little faster. 

It will take less work for a newer runner to increase speed. 

It’s the same with general fitness. 

For less-experienced people, it doesn’t take long to see results from working out.  

How long? 

In general, you can expect to see measurable results in about six weeks of training if you work out properly. 

Many factors will affect this timeframe: the workouts you do, the frequency of training, the intensity of the workouts, your diet and sleep, your stress levels, and so on. This is why all clients start working with us on a Six Week Programme.  

It is not just an exercise class. 

It incorporates full nutritional guidelines, and covers sleep (recovery), mindset and mindfulness (stress management) and an area we call ‘Happy Hormones'. 

This is the secret sauce. 

Here’s amazing news: Great results are common with people of any age!

No matter how old you are, you can get real results in a relatively short time. 

Will you experience rapid changes forever? 

No, the fitness improvements slow down a little as you gain experience. 

But that’s OK.

You can make steady progress for decades, and a coach can tell you exactly what to do to keep moving forward. 

Chasing milestones becomes a lot of fun. 

The best part?

You’ll be healthier long term!  

No Work, No Reward. 

Here’s the truth about fitness: Use it or lose it. 

If you stop training, you can expect to slide backward. 

This doesn’t happen instantly, so don’t stress if you miss a workout or two. 

And a holiday once in a while won’t derail you completely. In general, you can expect to start moving backward in about two to four weeks without activity. 

If you’re inactive for longer periods, such as two to six months, your fitness levels will be significantly reduced.  

Again, these declines will be influenced by several factors. 

The bottom line:

You shouldn’t feel panicked if you miss a few workouts. 

But if you want to preserve your fitness level, it would be a mistake to pass on training and activity for two to four weeks. 

The best plan of all… 

Stay active for life and constantly work to improve your health and fitness. 

Talk to a Coach! 

Many factors determine how quickly you gain or lose fitness, but we’ve given you some general timelines.  

If you’d like to learn more about how fast you can move toward your specific weight loss or inch loss goals, we can help! 

We’ll find out what you want to accomplish, put together a clear plan and lay out some milestones for you. 

Book a free consultation with us here: 

https://planbfitness.co.uk/letschat  

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