“The classes offer tips and tactics for keeping on target, and you can learn how your habits can make or break your success of reaching your goals,” said Carpenter.
At many locations, health promotions offer metabolic assessments through the bod pod, which provides information such as an individual’s body fat and lean mass percentages, making it an excellent tool to use before starting a new program, said Carpenter.
“The assessment is able to determine the exact number of calories your body needs during a day of rest, through a normal day of work and even while exercising,” he said. “It gives an accurate range for weight loss and maintenance.”
No matter what resource personnel choose to utilize, Carpenter says the key is to listen to your body. Jumping straight to the most intense workout may not be the way to go.
“Slowly working your way into more strenuous activity will make it easier to continue the program,” he said. “This is not a process that can be rushed, and consistency is the main factor for success.”