“Except at a military boot camp, it is very difficult to force anyone to train.” (Plowman & Smith, 2011, p.15)
An important element beyond physiological training principles is motivation, and I am sure most if not all readers will have experienced the ‘body is able but the heart is not in it’ scenario.
Therefore, any training programme should also have elements of fun and interspersing normal training sessions with games, variations and special events can help make sessions as enjoyable as possible.
Plowman, S.A. & Smith, D.L. (2011) Exercise Physiology for Health, Fitness, and Performance. 3rd ed. London: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.