Informative Speech on Fitness

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Knowledge: Many listeners have 1st hand knowledge on what it’s like being a college kid, specifically the problem of being broke and busy in college and how hard it is to prioritize personal fitness, however, this knowledge probably goes without the knowledge of the techniques of staying fit even with a hectic lifestyle.

Attitudes: The audience more than likely feels some disdain for the topic of fitness. No one likes to be reminded that they’re unfit and need to get active. With this in mind, I will create a positive attitude about fitness by taking the “work” out of workout and showing how easily attainable it is for everyone.

Expectations: My audience will be present for my speech because it is a requirement of the course they are enrolled in. The are expecting to hear an informative speech.

Demographics: The demographics are college students, mostly traditional but some non-traditional students. This means that most people in the audience will share the similarity of having a a hectic and unpredictable lifestyle, and possibly sharing similar financial circumstances. This will prompt me to highlight business and financial conditions in my speech as a way to relate to my audience.

Setting: My speech setting will be a college classroom.

Speech Purpose: I hope to inform my audience of the importance of healthy living on campus and how they can attain their personal fitness goals by employing certain techniques that make being fit while attending college as hassle free as possible. Also how to be fit inexpensively and how to be fit consistently.

Thesis Statement: Tonight I will tell you how to get and stay fit in college by first teaching you how to prioritize your fitness among your many other priorities, second, by teaching you how to eat healthy on a tight budget, and thirdly, how to take the “work” out of workout.


Getting Attention: Ladies and Gentlemen I have bad news. 10 people in this room have high blood pressure.

5 people in this room are at an elevated risk of diabetes.

2 people in this room will have diabetes before they graduate.

And by the time we all graduate someone in this room, sitting with us today, will suffer from some form of a catastrophic heart-attack.

Topic and Purpose: In tonight’s speech, I will present to you your very own how to guide on getting and staying fit in college.

Main Points: Included in this speech will be a step by step guide on how to prioritize fitness among a world of other things in our lives that may seem vastly more important, on how to eat healthy even on a college kids budget, and how to take the work out of workout by making exercise more convenient and fun.

Relevance: Unfortunately, the statistical possibilities I gave you are very possible and affect all of us as college students because heart attack and stroke among adults in their twenties have risen by almost a third in just the past 20 years and almost all cases are preventable by employing healthy choices that begin during the college years.

Credibility: I am a licensed personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and have helped more than 100 clients lose weight and keep it off.

I. Learn to prioritize personal fitness and health among a world of priorities that may seem vastly more important.

A. Establish a routine for your daily life

  1. Establish patterns
  2. Organize your stuff
  3. Establish regular Sleep habits
  4. Equate a career with a healthy body

Transition: So you’ve prioritzed fitness in your lives but you’re broke, hungry after a long day of classes and that chicken flavored ramen noodles is only a buck 50, life’s good right? Slow down, because the second step in becoming a fit college kid is learning to eat healthy even on a tight budget.

II. Learn to enjoy and eat healthy while on a tight budget.

A. Increase protein intake, lower carb intake

B. replace noodles with haburger helper

C. Eat out less, cook more

D. Don’t skip morning meal, less likely to buy fast food

E. Apply for food stamps

F. Invest in sugar free alternatives (Splenda) (Crystal Light)

Transition: Now that you’re eating like a champion without breaking the bank, you may think the third step is going to involve tons of excercise… wrong… the third step is to take the “work” out of workout by making working out easy and fun.

III. Take the “work” out of workout by employing techniques to burn more calories throughout the day as quick and easily as possible.

A. Make a list of ten little things that make you move

  1. Park far away
  2. Take the stairs EVERYWHERE
  3. Run between Classes

B. Make a playlist of music that makes you want to move

C. Go to the gym at least 30min a day

D. Play a sport

E. Join a dance or fitness class

F. Study while you do cardio


Closing Signal: In conclusion…

Main Points: You know have your very own step by step guide on how to prioritize fitness among a world of other things in our lives that may seem vastly more important, on how to eat healthy even on a college kids budget, and how to take the work out of workout by making exercise more convenient and fun.

Topic and Purpose: Staying fit in college is not only the topic of tonight it should be a topic of your everyday lives. By know you should know the step by step guide on exactly how to do that.

Audience Response: I challenge you actually follow these three easy steps to some degree and see what it does for you. You will be surprised as to how easy it is to be fit, even in college.

Memorable Statement: Don’t let this class be a statistic. Let’s beat the odds. In 100 years from now, let them say that in this group of students: 1 person in this class swam across the English channel. 5 People in this class broke an Olympic world record. Let them say 10 people in this room lived to be more than 100 years old, and it all started when everyone learned to be fit in college.


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