Hi, happy #WellnessWednesday! I am super excited to bring you my top tips for fitness beginners. I was a little shocked to learn that a majority of my audience would classify themselves as “beginners” in fitness, or people who weren’t quite sure what to do when they got to the gym.
Today, I wanted to bring you some of my tips if you’re just getting started or just getting back on track in your fitness journey!
1.) Drink Water!
This is one of the biggest things you can do to get healthy, and it’s something a lot of people miss. There are so many suggestions about how much water you should be drinking daily, but a good rule of thumb is to drink at least 60-120 oz of water a day. One gallon is 128 oz of water, which is what most bodybuilders/trained athletes aim to drink a day.
If you find yourself not getting enough water, carry a reusable water bottle around with you! If it’s sitting on your desk at work, you’re more likely to reach for it. It’s also a great way to track how much water you’re getting. If your water bottle holds 21 oz of water, and you drink 6 bottles throughout the day, you know you drank 126 oz of water!
Why should you drink more water? Well, our body is around 60% water, so you need water to survive. It can also help with circulation, and it helps your body with its natural detox process! There are so many reasons why you need water, so drink it!
2.) Get Moving
Every day, get in some movement! Even if you can’t work out per se, then go for a walk! Seriously, 5-10 minutes is all it takes. One of my personal goals is to get 10,000 steps in a day. This number itself is relatively arbitrary, but it is a good reminder to keep your body moving, especially if you have a desk job, like me.
On days when I don’t have that much time to work out, I will go for a run. Seriously, a mile takes less than 10 minutes, but you’re getting your cardio and your movement in.
Whatever you do, move every day!
3.) Personal Training – FOR FREE
If you’re like “okay, I got the basics down, and I want to start lifting weights/doing pilates/do more than just walk”, but you aren’t sure what to do when you get to the gym, YouTube is your best resource! I do all my yoga from YouTube, and there are great content creators out there that will film their workout so that you can follow and learn from them. Here are some of my favorites:
You can seriously get such great personal training for free on the internet! Now, you have no excuses!
4.) Challenge Yourself
Finally, once you’ve been going to the gym a while and working with plans you have seen others create, I challenge you to start creating your own plans for yourself! Once you do it long enough, you will get a sense of the moves you like to do in the gym, what you like to do for active rest days, etc.
This is a great way to further your knowledge and trust yourself!
I hope this helped! What do you struggle with most when you go to the gym? Let me know in the comments below!