For some fitness is an end in itself. For others being in peak condition is just the start – a base-line of their competitive effort. We’re all different and we all have our own goals and objectives. Where we get to and how we get there is what makes us all different.

For professional athletes – the likes of Wimbledon favourites Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic  – every calorie, every split second of each and every workout and every second of sleep is calculated down to the last degree. Perfect preparation paves the way to the top of the podium.

Not many of us have the raw materials to take it as far as those two big hitters.  Talent, temperament and technical mastery are big parts of their success. But there is no getting away from the fact that physical conditioning is not something anyone can make up on the spot.

The pros leave nothing to chance. For them fitness is a 24/7 fundamental. For the rest of us, it’s a matter of choice. How far you want to push it how fit you really want to be is up to you. All you need is an idea of where you want to get to. Once you’ve established that goal everything else is just about the journey.