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If you want to make movement a regular part of your day, you have many exercise options. But you may be unsure about how to start working out if you’ve never really exercised regularly before.
Whether you’re looking to run, ride a bike, lift weights, or do yoga, just thinking about how to s...
Identify why you're ready to incorporate a regular workout program into your life and reach your goals.
This might take some digging, but it’s important you hone in on a reason that’s meaningful enough to you that it’ll push you forward. Maybe it's being able to keep up with your kids, feel...
Exactly what kind of gear you need will depend on what kind of exercise program you want to try, but there are few staples that tend to be universal.
You should ideally be working out three to four days a week, but that doesn't mean you have to start there.
Begin by scheduling just two workouts a week!
These can be as short as a 30-minute resistance training workout. Setting a realistic goal is key to sticking with it, and since y...
There really are endless types of workouts out there, and the truth is that the best workout for you is the one you'll actually do and enjoy. The number one way to find the best fit for you is through trial and error, even though it may feel daunting at first.
Start with one you're initiall...
Once you find a type of workout that works for you, you don’t want to go all-in right away. Take the time first to learn the basics, which will allow you to safely progress with your exercise of choice.
Many fitness apps or virtual classes offer beginner lessons, where they’ll take you thro...
Whatever your version of too much, too soon may be, the outcome is often the same: It can burn you out, and you might find yourself dreading your workouts, or even skipping them. So take it gradually. Learn how to master the movements, and see how you feel when you make working out part of your r...
Another option, if you feel you do need more one-on-one guidance to feel comfortable with certain moves and you can afford it, is to hire a virtual personal trainer.
Many gyms work with personal trainers, and should be able to connect you with one who is offering virtual appointmen...
You’ll likely need to invest in some equipment, especially if you’re looking to strength train. While you can—and should—start with bodyweight moves, once you get your form down, you’ll be looking to add resistance.
Apart from dumbbell sets and jump ropes, You probably want an
Even if you're super-dedicated to your new fitness goals, some days, motivation alone just doesn't cut it (and that's totally okay). That's where an "insurance policy" comes in. If you need a little help staying on track, asking a friend who also works out to be a check-in partner.
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Newcomers to fitness can find it overwhelming and often times find it hard to remain consistent. This 2 minute read is a great help to learn tools to enjoy fitness and develop a schedule and consistency.
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