(Closed) Fitness advice for a newbie?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
5479 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you’re completely unfamiliar with exercising in general, it’s a worthwhile investment to set up a training session or buy a personal training package.  You’ll need to start slow, set some small goals, and get comfortable using proper form.  If you just jump into something you risk burning out or getting injured.


Post # 4
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The best thing you can do is keep moving, in any way, shape, or form, and don’t let yourself get lazy. As you start to see results it will become addicting. Don’t forget to add some weight training in so that you can tone up at the same time! It can be easy stuff like crunches, pushups, and using household items to do curls, etc. As you get more comfortable with it, you can start to make it more advanced. You’ve got this!!!

Post # 6
8279 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You could try the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred video.

Post # 7
3133 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would try yoga! There are plenty of yoga DVDS out there and they will help tone you and relax you.


I also find that smaller yoga studios (if you feel comfy going) can be really empowering and they tend to have an over all nice community feel..at least mine does. Especially beginner classes


Other than that I would take it slow, maybe download some training programs online (ie couch to 5k can be a good one if you want to get into running and  it starts really slow)




Good Luck!




Post # 8
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You can do alot outside.  Go for a quick run, map out a route online and do a quick mile.  You can always make it longer or try and go faster each time.

Post # 9
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

If you live in an apartment, they might have an exercise room. If you go late at night (11pm around here) or in the middle of the day, there probably won’t be many people there. Also, get an exercise buddy. Have a friend that you work out with, especially if you do something like walking or jogging outside. It makes doing it easier and more fun.

Some exercise classes are in the dark, too, so if you are interested in class-type-things and social anxiety comes from having people see you (I get it a bit, too) you could look for that kind of thing.

Post # 10
2360 posts
Buzzing bee

@pixiecat:  I NEVER exercised other than dance.

I decided to do c25k. I actually really liked it and I am trying to keep up running (after completing a 5k!!) but now I am more focusing on 30 day shred.

Both are free and 30 mins. c25k is an app and the work out video is available on youtube. Work out video is harder for me because I have to be in the mindset. Running now seems easier mentally.

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