More often than not, the hardest part about starting to go to the gym again is just going!
Whether you’re a first-time gym goer or just starting to get back into a fitness routine, it can definitely feel intimidating stepping foot into a gym. Read on for our favorite beginner workout tips that will help kick off your healthy lifestyle.
5 Beginner Workout Tips
Don’t know where to start at the gym? Don’t worry - you’re not alone! Follow these beginner workout tips to feel a little less intimidated during your workout and have an effective exercise session:
1. Set realistic goals
When you start going to the gym, you can’t expect to spend hours every day working out. It’s best to begin to ease your body into a fitness routine by setting realistic goals based on your health and abilities. For instance, starting with 3, 30-minute workouts a week is a great way to get your body moving without overtraining (which can set your fitness goals back by a lot).
2. Find workouts you like
Working out should be enjoyable! With so many different kinds of workouts available (aerobic, cardio, weight training, etc.), there’s sure to be something that you genuinely like to do. Finding workouts that you enjoy may require some trial and error, but it’s ultimately what helps you create a workout routine you will keep up with in the long term.
3. Be consistent
For beginners and experts alike, the consistency of your workouts is far more important than the intensity of them. Consistent workouts help to avoid burnout and allow you to ease into more difficult or strenuous workouts over time depending on what your body can handle.
4. Incorporate warm-ups and cool-downs
It’s equally essential to warm your body up before a workout and help it cool down after. This often means a combination of stretches and pre- and post-workout snacks. The former helps ensure you don’t overwork your muscles and can help prevent sprains and sores, while snacks can help fuel your workout and make sure your body is building muscle (more on that next).
5. Optimize your nutrition
Finally, we can’t overlook the importance of healthy nutrition for gym newbies. A balanced diet with enough protein, carbs, and nutrients is vital for fueling your muscles before you exercise and helping them recover after.
Fuel For Fire: Healthy Workout Snacks
Sticking to healthy habits is easier when you start small. Fuel for Fire offers a variety of delicious and healthy, on-the-go, portable smoothie pouches, perfect for gym-goers of all experience levels.
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