If you have been thinking about getting fit, now is a good time to start. Join a gym or sign up with a personal trainer to get motivated. It is best to start with short but regular sessions and to build up gradually as your fitness levels increase.
How To Start
Start with several 30-minute sessions a week. Try to complete 4-5 sessions a week or start with 3 sessions and work up to 4-5 times of 30 minutes every week. Your body needs to rest between weight training sessions, and when you first start it is a good idea to leave 48 hours between resistance or weight training workouts. When you start to build up more stamina and strength, you can increase your workout sessions.
Join a Gym
If you are new to weights and working out, join a gym. It is a lot easier to work out with others than to try alone. Most gyms also have trainers to help you with your goals. A personal trainer or a coach can be very helpful when you are first starting, especially if you are new to working out. A coach can create a personal plan for you to make sure you are getting maximum benefits from your workout sessions. A personal trainer can also motivate you to work towards your goals and give other tips, such as diet and lifestyle advice. It is a lot easier to stick to your workout plan if you have professional support and if you have someone who can motivate you to keep going.
Stick to Your Plan
You might feel very enthusiastic for the first few weeks, but you might also feel like going to the gym is hard work. If you stick to your plan even when you do not feel like working out, you will get used to regular workouts and soon you will not want to miss a session at all. It takes a few weeks to build up any healthy habit but if you commit to a plan, you will start to see the results.
It is important to train regularly but it is also important not to overload the body. It is too easy to get enthusiastic and excited and overdo it or get injured. Instead of aiming for long sessions from the beginning, start with shorter sessions but make sure you work out regularly, and increase the length and intensity of the sessions over several months.