This website is about finding solutions to fitting exercise into a busy lifestyle.  All the My Fitness Planner workouts are short but effective, so that you can fit them in when you have a few minutes to spare. Each workout post has a printable workout schedule. There are also posts on general well being and healthy living. There are 3 types of exercise plan on the site – quick workouts, challenges and fitness programs.

Quick workouts

The workouts are between 5 minutes and 20 minutes long.  Some are full body, or others focus on one area, such as abs or legs.


The idea of fitness challenges is that the intensity increases a little each day.  In this way, by the end of the 30 days you will have progressed quite a lot from day 1. They’re a good way to kick start your fitness, or add a bit of variety.

Fitness programs

These are 4 or 6 week programs, in which the workouts become more challenging each week, so that your fitness improves.

As well as these 3 workout categories, there are 3 further categories on the site.

General fitness planning

Resources for general planning, such as:

  • Assessing time available
  • Setting goals
  • Scheduling
  • Tracking
  • Reflecting
  • Recording progress
  • Diet planning

Healthy lifestyle

A collection of tips and information on all aspects of healthy living.

Exercise over 50

Being over 50 doesn’t necessarily mean you need to slow down or adapt your exercise program.  Plenty of people maintain strenuous exercise programs well past their 50s.  On the other hand, there are some aspects that might need to be given more consideration, especially by menopausal women.  It’s also harder to get started with exercise over 50, if you’ve been inactive for many years.  This new section focuses on womens’ fitness over 50.

Workout collections

These roundup pages contain collections of workouts with a brief summary of each one:

Glutes workouts
Fitness challenges
Walking programs
Core strengthening
Equipment free workouts

Links to Amazon website

Some of the posts have links to suggested items for purchase from Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This does not affect the price that you pay for any items and helps to finance the free resources on this site.

A note on safety

Although exercise is good for health, it’s important to exercise safely.  The programs on this site should be appropriate for anyone in good health, as long as the instructions are followed properly.  If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, then you should consult your GP or other relevant health professional (eg physiotherapist, midwife)  before exercising:

  • Have you been inactive for several months or more?
  • Are you over 40 and not currently active?
  • Have you had any recent injuries or joint pain?
  • Are you very overweight or underweight?
  • Do you have a medical condition?
  • Are you pregnant or have you recently given birth?

About me

I’ve been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for over 20 years and am also qualified as a sports massage therapist.  My qualifications are:

Level 2 
YMCA/RSA Exercise to Music Instructor
YMCA Gym Instructor

Level 3
Central YMCA Qualification (CYQ) Pilates Matwork Instructor
VCTC Sports Massage Therapist

Level 4
Cert Higher Ed (University of Bedfordshire) Health, Fitness & Personal Training
Cert Higher Ed (Open University) in Sport and Fitness

FitPro Speciality module
Ante and Post natal program design

UK Coaching/1st 4 Sport certificate
Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity

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