FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will I need equipment?
This is a complete home workout plan. The only equipment you will need is a chair for some of the exercises.
You can choose to use a mat if you want to but it is completely optional and a timer is helpful if you choose to do the circuits without watching the videos.
I’m pregnant. Can I do it?
No sorry. This is a high intensity workout plan and I would not recommend that you follow it if you’re pregnant.
I have a previous injury. Can I do it?
Depending on the injury you have I would recommend that you seek a health professional such as an osteopath/physiotherapist for advice.
In general, if your injury gives you pain or discomfort from movement, I would not recommend that you follow this plan.
I’m a complete beginner. Is this plan suitable for me?
Yes. The workout plan is meant as a guide only. This means that you essentially decide how hard you push yourself.
As a beginner you can choose to modify some of the exercises to suit your level by either going slower or breaking the exercise down and only doing part of it until you get stronger and can do more.
What do I do if an exercise is too difficult for me to complete?
The workout plan is meant as a guide only. If there’s an exercise that feels too difficult for you to do, you can make it easier for yourself by slowing the movements down or even only doing a part of the exercise that doesn’t feel difficult.
For instance; if a squat jump feels too difficult to do, you can choose to remove the jumping part and only do the squat until you get stronger.
Or if the burpees are too difficult, how about you remove all the jumps and just lie down and stand up until you feel like you can complete it with the jumps.
Should I do a warm up and cool down?
Yes I would recommend that you do some type of warm up before you begin any exercising to prevent injury and a cool down may help prevent some muscle soreness following a workout.
A warm up can be anything from simply doing a few dynamic stretches targeting all the major muscle groups or even a small jog on the spot until you feel warm.
And a cool down can be something as simple as completing some basic stretches.
How do I get the best weight loss result?
If you’re looking to achieve the best weight loss results, I highly recommend that you follow a healthy diet alongside the workouts. You don't have to be fanatic about any of it - all you need to do is all the basic stuff you already know; cut out sugars, eat more colourful vegetables, drink lots of water and of course, make sure a treat is JUST THAT, at treat. So don't have one every night or every time you've done the dishes. Enjoy a treat once a week or at special occasions.
If you've been with me for a while, you'll know my saying: CHOOSE YOUR SUGAR BATTLES!
Are there any risks for me by following this plan?
With all exercise and activity comes a risk of injury. As this is a home workout plan, you are in charge of your own safety while you follow it.
This means that you have to do your best to maintain proper form and technique while you perform the exercises to avoid injuries.
It also means that you have to make sure you have enough space around you to avoid bumping into things or making sure there’s nothing on the floor you can potentially slip on and hurt yourself.
In general, if you’re doing any of the exercises and you feel undue pain anywhere in your body; stop what you’re doing! Check your form in a mirror, correct where needed and then continue. If the pain continues stop doing that particular exercise and replace it with something else that doesn’t bring pain.
What if I miss a workout in the plan?
Don’t worry. Life happens and that means that you’re likely to miss one of the workouts because you had to work late one day or you may even have been ill. It’s totally fine.
Just make sure you get back on the plan when you’re ready to do so and continue where you left off or just on the next day/workout in the plan, No harm done!
I did one of the workouts and now I’m really sore. HELP!
I’m not going to lie; you will most likely deal with some muscle soreness from some of the workouts.
If you’re a complete beginner, it can feel quite overwhelming and it may make you feel like giving up on the plan. I wouldn’t recommend this. Your body and muscles are just adjusting to your new lifestyle and after the first week or so the amount of soreness you get should subside as your body gets used to the exercise.
You can help your body along by doing these things:
- Stretch after the workouts
- Take magnesium tablets before you go to sleep to help the muscles relax
- Keep moving your body when you’re sore so they stay warm – cold muscles usually feel more achy
- Get enough sleep – our bodies recover best during sleep so make sure you get enough
- Eat enough protein – this is the nutrient that helps repair and rebuild the muscles after working out
Is there anything else I need to know?
Yes! Have fun with it babe! Exercise should be fun and exciting. You should be able to look forward to moving your body and getting in shape and that won’t happen if you take it all too seriously.
So what if you’re messing up some of the moves? It’s ok as long as you have fun and stay safe. No one expects you to be perfect with the plan. The only expectation I have for you is that you give it your best try.
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