How To Start An Exercise Program for Beginners

We’ve all been there, we have a goal to either lose fat, gain muscle or improve our athletic performance, except no clue where to start, what to do or how to do it. Those are some of the points this article will help cover for you without wandering aimlessly in the overwhelming sphere of fitness.

Here are 4 tips for those just embarking on their fitness journey:

Exercise For Beginners

1. Start small

It’s human nature to commit our everything to a new goal or challenge. However for many of us, this leads to burnout and we end up giving up on the journey entirely. So quieten that inner voice urging you to be a complete beast in the gym right from the get go, just for now. You want to make sure you make regular exercise a habit before you decide to set new personal records every time you walk into the gym.

2. Try many different activities

This is one that not many people explore in the beginning but it is vital for finding a form exercise that you find fun. You want to find a form of exercise that you find more like play than work, this will ensure you’re always motivated to do it.

Here a list of different things you could try:

  • Lifting weights
  • Rowing
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Martial arts
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Jogging
  • Golf

Basically anything that gets you moving on a regular basis is goign to be beneficial!

3. Get a workout partner

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Preferably let this workout partner be a person you know well and enjoy hanging out with, because this will help keep you accountable and will make workouts far more fun and enjoyable. You are also able to spot each for if you’re trying a new activity or lifting a heavier weight than normal.

4. Hire A Trainer:

Now this doesn’t have to be a permanent solution, it could just be for a few weeks in order to have someone to show you the ropes about how to do different exercises and which ones you should be doing. Personalised trainers are also great for accountability and motivation – someone to keep you on track whilst you form the habit. Now, once you feel competent enough to chuck the training wheels off then you can of course fly solo if that’s what you’d prefer.

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Starting to exercise for the first time can be a little overwhelming, so just remember – slow and steady steps are better than nothing at all!