Jul 4, 2018

Here’s how to build your endurance (fast!)

Got a long-distance fitness challenge coming up and your training’s been – well – non-existent?

First of all – don’t panic! Sometimes there’s nothing better than a little last-minute pressure to kick your motivation into gear.

But with only a few weeks left up your sleave to boost your fitness and increase your mileage, your focus should be on improving your endurance.

What do I mean by endurance?

Your aerobic capacity, or VO2 max, is a measure of your lung capacity and therefore, your endurance potential. The more litres of oxygen you take in during a one-minute time period, the better your endurance and the longer you’ll be able to exert yourself physically.

So how do you go about improving your endurance?

Improving your endurance quickly is best done with a combination of steady state training, high-intensity training, and adequate rest.

Here’s exactly what you should be incorporating into your training to improve your endurance – stat!

National Fitness Manager, Anytime Fitness – Kate Allott 


With a career spanning 10 years as a dancer, Kate has always been fascinated by human body movement. This active background launched her into a new career in personal training, before moving into the position of National Fitness Manager at Anytime Fitness Australia. Kate’s holistic view of health and fitness is driven by her passion to educate Australians about the link between physical fitness and mental health. For Kate, it’s all about wellness, movement, and doing what you love.