Not all bodies or workouts are created equal. That’s why you shouldn’t waste your time copying your friend’s exercise routine, even if she and you have similar body types. A workout should be built around a person’s age, goals, general health, diet, and their time available for working out. The best workout plans are those that allow you to combine cardiovascular activity and strength training to burn fat and build muscle for a faster metabolism. Every woman is familiar with their pesky trouble zones (that Michelin tire around your middle?) that take extra work to tighten and tone. While there are workouts created for specific body types, just how often and how intensely you apply these routines is up to you. If you’re just starting out, start out slow and begin to slowly build repetitions for each routine.