Workout Programs for Women

Workout Programs for Women
Women sometimes struggle with their weight more than men, which is why there are many workout routines and programs specifically designed for the female body. The weight tends to settle more around the stomach, thighs and hips on women than it does on men. If you're a woman and trying to lose weight, then you should focus on these specifically designed workout programs for women.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Step 1
Visit a gym specifically designed for women. You don't have to worry about wearing the right clothes or how to work the machines and there's no reason to feel self-conscious because everyone there is a woman trying to lose weight.
Step 2
Invest in a few workout DVDs specifically designed for women. The Carmen Electra Strip Aerobic DVDs are popular because the set teaches you fun routines, but also burns calories quickly. The Walk Away the Pounds and Dance off the Inches are also popular with women because the routines target the lower body and abs.
Step 3
Check with your local gym about women's classes. More coed gyms are now offering classes specifically designed for women to target their problem spots and led by women.
Step 4
Enter into your own workout program by targeting your problem areas. If you don't have the money to join a gym, focus on working out at home and creating your own program.

Tips & Warnings

 
Don't forget to change your diet when you enter into a new workout program. You need to eat enough calories to sustain your activity level, without eating the wrong foods.
 
Take classes that are fun or let you learn something in the process. For example, you might find it worthwhile to take a tae kwan do class, or a self defense class that teaches you about protecting yourself, but burns calories at the same time. Another option is a dance class, which motivates you to learn the routine, but won't bore you.
 
Always consult a physician before changing your activity level, especially if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure. Your doctor may recommend some simple exercises to do first.

Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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