If you’ve decided that 2019 is going to be the year you start exercising (or start again) then excellent! That is a great decision. Exercising regularly will help to improve every area of your life, and its never too late to start.
But I know a lot of people feel that it can be intimidating to turn up to a busy gym or a big fitness class. This can be especially true if you’re worried you will hold people back, get in the way, or look like you don’t know what you’re doing.
To help your confidence, here are a few tips to get you started:
- Practice a few of the basic exercise movements at home first. These are the sorts of movements that a lot of fitness classes, and personal training programs, are developed on. To help, I’ve included a quick guide to Squats, Push-Ups and Rows here.
- Visit your local gym / fitness centre and ask for a tour or an introductory session with a PT. It will help you feel more comfortable in the space, and let you start slowly. Most gyms will offer this to get you to sign you up as a member.
- Try finding a beginners fitness class that will focus on how to exercise, rather than just making you sweat a lot. Or, if you’re local to Sunshine Coast, Australia, come along to my Fitness Foundations – Introduction to Fitness course.
Introduction to Fitness – beginner fitness classes in Maroochydore
Most people realise that exercise is important to overall health and wellbeing, but what people may not realise is that exercise is not always intuitive. How to perform each exercise with proper form so that you get the most out of it (and avoid injury) is not always obvious.
And it’s okay to not know what you’re doing the first few times.
My Fitness Foundations course will guide you through each common exercise, while working on your mobility, balance and coordination. These are the essential tools you need to exercise safely in your home, without a gym. You can use these classes to give you the confidence to attend one of the bigger classes and really start your fitness journey.
The Course is open to anyone on the Sunshine Coast who is keen to get moving again, but is not sure how to start.