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Easy Tips For Starting A Gym Routine

Tips For Starting A Gym Routine

Starting a gym routine can be daunting, especially when surrounded by super confident and strong-bodied individuals. However, it’s important to remember that these individuals were once beginners too. Embarking on your own fitness journey might seem like a mammoth task, but it’s simpler than you might think.

Take a Tour Of The Gym

The first step to initiating your gym routine is understanding the gym layout. You can request a tour from the staff at the front desk. This would provide a general idea about where each type of equipment is located, the locations of water stations, group exercise studios, the weight room, and other essential facilities.

Grab The Right Gear

Next, invest in proper workout clothes. When I first started, workout attire was costly, but these days, you can find affordable options at any major department store. Always try them on to ensure comfort, as nothing can derail a workout faster than feeling uncomfortable in your clothes.

Grab A Bite

Eating is also vital before a workout, but it should be light to avoid discomfort. A simple snack, like an apple, banana, or yogurt, can provide the necessary fuel without weighing you down.

Start Easy

If you are completely new to the gym, start your routine on the treadmill. Walking at a comfortable speed with a slight incline can be a great way to get your body moving. As you gain confidence and stamina, you can gradually increase the speed and incline.

Use Great Apps

Your smartphone can also be a valuable tool for your gym routine. Numerous fitness apps can guide you through everything from a quick workout to a more advanced routine. These apps often allow you to listen to your music while directing you through various exercises.

Gather Your Things

Preparing the perfect gym bag can also make your gym experience smoother. It should contain all the necessities you might need during your workout.

While striving for progress, remember to know your limitations. It’s essential to push yourself, but not to the extent of causing harm. Don’t compare yourself to someone who has been working out longer than you; instead, focus on your own progress.


Lastly, enjoy the process. Whether you prefer walking on the treadmill or gliding on the elliptical, do what you love. As you get more comfortable, you can gradually challenge yourself with more advanced machines and classes. Fun should always be a key component of your gym routine.


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Tuesday 9th of February 2016

The only gym I really know about here has a rock climbing wall, a place for kids, and a bagel place! Counterproductive with the bagels, maybe, but I like its style!


Monday 8th of February 2016

I need a more personal gym where there aren't a lot of people the big gyms scare me just a bit.


Monday 8th of February 2016

I definitely agree with getting suitable workout clothes. And I found the nicer the workout clothes, the more likely I am to workout. I always look forward to putting on my favorite nice workout clothes. It's always great motivation for the gym.


Monday 8th of February 2016

Great tips! I always say pick something you really like to do! Otherwise, you will not go back!

Janine Huldie

Monday 8th of February 2016

What great tips and honestly just couldn't agree more, Nellie with all of the above here! ;)