Free Pilates Exercise Log

Free Tips for Creating a Meaningful Excercise Journal

Pilates Teachers Need a New Learning Solution.

Accountability is the single biggest motivator across all people and all pursuits. If you are largely on your own in your fitness activities, a tracker can be the missing link. The visual record of your efforts and progress are uniquely effective at propelling you right to your next workout. The simple act of creating your own exercise journal is a big step toward commitment.

Keeping an exercise log, even for a little while, can go a long way toward strengthening your fitness practice.

Exercise journals help you set goals, measure progress, stick to a fitness program, and plan improvements. Pilates logs in particular can keep you on target to specific measurable results. Here are my best guidelines for creating your own Pilates Fitness Tracker.

If you use pages in a folder or a notebook to make your journal, there is no reason why you can't add pictures and other inspirational materials. Keeping an exercise log is all about engaging with your process. The more you focus on it and put into it, the more it will grow.

Below are some elements to consider including in your Pilates Fitness Tracker.  Of course, our focus is Pilates, but you can use these ideas to create an exercise log for any kind of workout you do.

What To Record in Your Exercise Log:

  • Date and Time
  • Time
  • Location: home, studio or gym
  • Type of Workout: matequipment (what kind)
  • Workout Theme or Focus: Upper body, Core, Lower body, Strength or Flexibility
  • Instructor: self, DVD
  • Intensity and Duration: Easy, moderate or hard? How long?
  • Focus: Did you have a specific goal or something you were working on?
  • How you felt before: Pay attention to things like your energy level, breathing, sense of being awake and aware, posture, and mood.
  • How you felt after: Did any of the things you noted before the workout change? How?
  • Workout Notes: Insights, preferences, what worked and what didn't, notes on particular exercises you did
  • Goals for the next workout

Keep your list simple so that you don’t come to find this a chore. Tracking is a useful and legitimate tool when done consistently. I strongly recommend sharing your journal entries with someone you trust to keep you on track or even on social media if you are comfortable with that. There is tremendous encouragement from your community that will be hard to ignore. See the sample exercise log on page 2.

Are you wondering what a workout schedule is like for other people? Read about and share workout schedule information: Readers on Pilates Workout Schedules

An exercise log is a valuable way to track you workout progress and keep yourself inspired. To make an exercise log, print (see print page icon upper right) or copy and paste the template below, or just use it to spark your own workout journal ideas.

Edited by Alycea Ungaro 

An exercise log is a valuable way to track you workout progress and keep yourself inspired. To make an exercise log, print (see print page icon upper right) or copy and paste the template below, or just use it to spark your own workout journal ideas.

Exercise Log

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Date:
Time:
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Focus:
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How I Felt Before:
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How I Felt After:
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My Workout Notes:
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My Future Goals:
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