Starting your fitness journey can be an overwhelming process. From making sure you know what you are doing to finding a gym that is right for you. In all honesty, finding a gym will be the easy part. As long as it matches your personality, you'll feel more confident showing up every day. Figuring out what type of exercises you want to do while at the gym is a little harder. There is SO much to choose from. It might be worth trying out a few things before deciding what you want to focus on.
Cardio can be done in many ways including, stationary bike, treadmill, stair-climber, and elliptical. When you perform cardio workouts make sure to change things up from time to time. If you are on the treadmill or elliptical make sure to change the intensity levels during the workout, going from high intensity to low and back to high. It is recommended that you perform moderate intensity for 30 minutes 5 times a week.
For many, strength training can seem like a daunting task. If you are worried about form, making sure you’re safe and doing it right, don’t be afraid to ask the trainer to show you some things. They are there to help you and will show you free weights as well as machines for you to use. If you are going to strength train on your own, work out the major muscle groups such as the chest, back, legs, and arms.