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Why Most Fitness Programs Fail
7 common mistakes when beginning a fitness program

Each year millions of people make a decision to improve their health and fitness and begin an exercise program. Yet after investing time, energy and money in health club memberships, new treadmills, or the latest exercise “gizmo”, most fail to achieve significant long-term results.

Common mistakes  

Awareness of common mistakes can prevent wasted time, energy, and money. Listed below are the seven most common mistakes that lead to fitness failure.

1. Incomplete Programs

To be successful, a program must be complete. A complete program includes a attention to nutrition, supplementation, resistance training, and cardiovascular exercise– all leading to a “synergy” effect for maximum results.

2. Failure to Address Nutrition First

Beginners often make the mistake of joining a gym before they’ve cleaned up their diet. By starting with a nutrition plan to eat healthier, energy will naturally increase. This prepares the body for more intense exercise.

3. Incomplete Nutrition

A nutrition plan is essential to success and achieving fitness results. Eating “healthy” is not enough. Complete nutrition goes beyond cutting out junk food. Meals must be balanced with healthy carbohydrates, proteins, and essential fats. Vitamin and mineral supplementation is also essential to ensure required amounts of essential micronutrients and anti-oxidants.

4. Crazy on Cardio

Cardio is good but it should be complemented by a moderate resistance training program designed for your unique metabolism, body type and personal goals.  Adding this element to your program is a great way to boost your metabolism, burn unwanted fat and reshape the contours of your physique to give you the desired results.

5. Pushing Too Hard, Too Soon

The body must be given time to respond to a new exercise program. A gradual build up in intensity and duration of exercise is essential to avoid unnecessary soreness, injury, and discomfort. Slowly progressing into a program will not only protect the body, but will make the process much more enjoyable.

6. No Post-Workout Nutrition

Many begin a weight training program full of enthusiasm...until they wake up and can’t move for 3 days. Post-workout nutrition is essential to accelerate the recovery process. Consuming a post workout shake transfers the body to a recovery and anabolic “muscle re-building” state immediately following exercise.

7. No professional guidance

Many begin a fitness program without defined goals or a plan to achieve them. To achieve significant, long term results, the guidance of an expert puts one on the right track. Often well meaning friends or neighbors share incomplete knowledge that leads many in a negative direction – causing further frustration, little or no progress, and even injury.


Knowing common mistakes and pitfalls beforehand can prevent frustration, injury, and loss of motivation. Taking steps to prevent them from occurring will guarantee a happier and more successful fitness program.

For More Information:

Contact Dan Cardoza today for a custom fitness, nutrition and supplement plan to help you get the results you want! 

To get a FREE copy of Dan Cardoza’s Body Balance Magazine please visit www.BodyBalanceMakeover.com

Email: Dan@BodyBalanceMakeover.com 
Phone: 800-598-4640

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