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However, in order to improve my physical fitness as a whole I need to improve my muscular endurance and strength components and I also need to improve even more my flexibility. In order to maintain my strengths I need to keep working on my cardiovascular component as I have been doing so far. I need to keep running long distances, keep working out on the cross-trainer and doing aerobics. To keep my body composition I need to keep eating healthy. I eat salads, and I avoid junk (pizza, hamburgers, fried chicken, etc) food and sweets. On the other hand, I really need to improve my flexibility, which is low. In order to accomplish my goal, which is to be on the "good" rating, I plan to stretch every part of my body, especially the upper part. I think working with a partner will help me improve my flexibility instead of just working by myself. Even though my muscular strength and endurance is rated as "good," I would like to have improve it to "excellent." In order to achieve this goal, I plan to lift weights more often than usual and have a program that helps me during this accomplishment.
I plan to accomplish these goals by the end of the semester since I work out everyday and I have time to do that since I am on the tennis team. Therefore, working out is part of my daily routine.
In order to accomplish my long-term goals in a period of two months, I need to keep track of what I am doing to accomplish short-term goals. Every two weeks I plan to test myself. First of all, I have to record my current physical fitness, which we have done during our Lifetime Wellness lab class. Every two weeks I plan to do all the tests that we have done during the labs that are relevant to test my new physical fitness. After that, I plan to record the new information. Consequently, I will know whether or not I am improving and reaching my goals. If I were not, I would have to adjust the date my final goals and work harder to reach it.
The activities that I like to do are the following: playing tennis, running outside, doing aerobics, and lifting weights. Running and aerobics can help me maintain my superior cardiovascular fitness since I usually do them everyday. My flexibility can be improved because of tennis. It is really important for a tennis player to be flexible; moreover, the tennis team is trying to improve flexibility on our daily practice.
I am used to working out everyday. Doing exercises is a very important part of my daily routine, and I always try to make some time in order to work out. Therefore, I would have to say that I am available every day after I finish with my classes, which is around 2pm. I can also exercise during the weekends; however, from Monday to Friday is the best time for me to work out.
I think I have access to the equipment and facilities in order to work out. If I want to lift weights I can go to the weight room on campus since I am on the tennis team. In order to do aerobics I can go to the classes given by the Fitness Center. I am already a member on the Fitness Center, but I had to pay $90 for the academic year (8 months). There is a time limit in the Fitness Center for each cardiovascular machine (20 minutes), and a person is required to sign up before working out. If I want to run I can go to the Recreation Center or run in the Fitness Center. Northwest students don't need to pay to use the installations on the Rec Center. On the other hand, playing tennis depends mostly on the weather. If the weather is not appropriate, I cannot play because we don't have indoor courts. Sometimes we play in the Bearcat Arena, but it depends on the availability of the courts.
All the facilities that I need to work out are available from Monday to Friday at the times I can exercise. However, during the weekends the entrance is restricted for the Fitness Center, making it difficult to go sometimes. I cannot play tennis during the weekends unless the weather is nice because the Bearcat Arena is closed; consequently, playing tennis has always more restriction than any othe
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