How To Grow As A Newbie Fitness Enthusiast

If working out is something relatively new to you, but you still want to get the hang of it, you’ve already made the first big step towards improving your physical health and looks. Working out is a lot tougher than it seems. Not everyone can just jump right into a gym or yoga session and just start exercising, beginners need to get a good grip of what they’re getting themselves into. Figuring out what kind of exercises to do is only half the battle, here are some tips that beginner fitness enthusiasts should take to heart.

How To Grow As A Newbie Fitness Enthusiast

Focus on your goals

Everyone knows that being fit is something you should strive for. There are lots of reasons you might want to get into fitness. Perhaps you want to lose some weight before the summer season starts, or you might enjoy the idea of having a rockin’ body. Health is a factor that should be considered as well. Some studies even show that exercising can lead to improvements in mental health and stability. 

You have to decide what your main priority is. All of these benefits are great, but you probably have a specific reason for why you want to work out.  There are different types of exercises for different goals, which means you have to pick a type in order to stay focused on your goals. 

Find fitness buddies

When you’re just starting your own fitness adventure, you probably don’t have a regular routine. Everything else in your schedule can get in the way of your special exercise time and you probably end up missing out on most of it. On the other hand, this new part of your schedule might make it more difficult to hang out with friends. The solution to both of these problems is right under your nose.

Organizing workout sessions with your fitness-oriented friends would be a great way to get yourself into the habit of exercising. It’s a lot more difficult to cancel a fitness appointment when your friends are in the mix. It adds a social element that would greatly affect how you feel about exercising.

Learn how to warm up and stretch

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A lot of beginners forego stretching because they don’t see their exercises as being particularly demanding, but this is the wrong way to look at it. Stretching does a lot of good for your joints and muscles, no matter how harsh or easy the lesson is. It also allows the muscle strands that have grown weak to break, making way for new muscle cells that will grow even bigger.

A lot of people advocate for warming up before a workout, simply because it makes the sudden transition into working out seem a lot more manageable. However, there are lots of unknown benefits as well. The warm-up will give you lots of energy, it will already put you in an adrenaline-filled mood right before you start your workout. 

Embrace fitness diversity

It’s no secret that a lot of fitness regimes eventually get monotonous and boring. This is especially true for beginners.  You don’t have the perfect mastery of your body that is necessary for some complex and compound workouts, which is why you have to stick to the beginner exercises. This can become boring and you might end up not making any progress at all. In the gym, this is known as hitting the plateau. 

Getting the hang of complex experiences will come with practice and learning. To give yourself an interesting and variable workout, you need to try different things to keep your blood pumping. Swimming, yoga, or specialized rehabilitation pilates are just some fitness regimes that have enough variety to give you something interesting, even if you’re only starting out. Instead of spending a lot of time at the gym, you should branch out and try new workouts in order to keep it fresh. 

Be prepared

Whichever activity you choose to keep you fit; it’s going to require some preparation. Sometimes you’re going to need adequate sneakers and gear, while other times you need to do a bit of research beforehand. Before you even step into the gym, you’ll first need to find yourself some adequate clothing. Clothes that are made to help you get fit are often comfortable, but still close to the skin. 

Some activities need a bit of physical preparation. If you plan on going for a run or long bike ride, you might want to warm up and stretch first. Otherwise, you risk pulling a muscle or getting cramps pretty quickly.


Fitness and its many ideas have become a near-ubiquitous part of modern culture. Millennials absolutely love to work out and their philosophy is influencing everyone else. Whether you’re a newbie or an expert, you can be sure that there are ways to get into fitness without breaking the bank or getting too far out of your own comfort zone. Take advantage of some of these ideas and your beginner days of fitness will be over and your intermediate stage will begin. 

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Mianna Korben