YMCA of Greater Louisville

Southeast Family YMCA

5930 Six Mile Lane, Louisville, KY 40218 502 491 9622 Se habla español: 502 813 7950
  • Monday — Friday 5:00AM - 10:00PM
  • Saturday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Sunday 10:00AM - 7:00PM

FITNESS RECOMMENDATIONS

New to exercise or just looking for some guidelines to help you reach your goals? Well, we've got the information you need!

Feel free to let us know how we can help you reach your goals so that you can live healthier. Please ask any of our wellness staff your questions and we will be happy to help!

CARDIOVASCULAR TRAINING RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Frequency: 3-5 days a week
  • Intensity of exercise: 65%-90% of your Maximum Heart Rate (MHR)
  • Type of Exercise (Mode): Large muscle groups, rhythmic activity

STRENGTH TRAINING RECOMMENDATIONS

  • One set (usually 6-10 repetitions of strength or 12-20 repetitions of endurance)
  • Minimum of 2-3 days per week for at least 10 minutes

HEART RATE MONITORING

  • Want to find your target heart rate? Here's how: (220-age) x desired percentage
Example: 45 year old person. (220-45=175) so 175x.65=114 beats per minute (bpm)
and 175x.90=158 beats per minute (bpm). Your target heart rate should be between 114 bpm and 158 bpm.

And don't forget, our cardio machines are also capable of taking your heart rate for you.

We put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.