Here is a useful tool to help you to work towards and achieve your fitness goals: it is a fitness test called Bleep Test, a file in .mp3 format that you can download and play on your computer or put on CD to play elsewhere.
You will need a 20-meter long area that you can run up and down. The idea is that you touch each end of the 20-meter track at the sound of each beep. As time goes on the intervals between the beeps get shorter making you run faster.
Not only is this a challenging fitness test, but using this regular could also increase your fitness and cardiovascular capacity.
To download: right click on 'Bleep Test' and select "Save target as" to save the mp3 file on your computer:
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