As a beginner it is intimidating to think of a fitness routine and to find the right one for you. Just starting a routine in general is a great way to help promote a healthier lifestyle. The achievements that can come from starting a fitness routine could be endless dependent on your dedication to stick with it regularly. These simple steps are meant to help you figure out what is best for you and just a guideline to help our beginners get started. 1. Check with our physician before starting any activity · This is an important step. Unfortunately, a fitness routine isn’t for everyone due to unforeseen circumstances. There could be things we do not know about our health that our physicians can tell us about through testing. A physician can also explain to you the activities you can proceed with and what to avoid 2. Pick an activity you enjoy · Some people feel more comfortable choosing an activity such as jogging or bike riding as more enjoyable than lifting weights. While some enjoy doing all of these activities. 3. Pick you location · After picking your activity pick you location(s) · Home · Outdoors · Gym · It is important to pick a place to perform your fitness routine that you are comfortable with. · Gyms are not meant to be intimidating. Best practice is to be aware of your surroundings but don’t think about what the other people at the gym. 4. Make a fitness routine · It is best to have a routine planned out rather than just “winging it”. Knowing what you are going to do will help keep your mind clearer since you’re not worrying about what you’re going to be doing but rather just doing it (i.e. back and biceps day). Pick specific body parts to workout each day and make sure you include cardiovascular workouts as this helps elevate your heart rate which helps get oxygen and blood to your muscles. Also, well improve your cardio vascular health. · This will help keep you on track and motivated because you aware of what your goal is before you even start. · Know your workouts and what you are trying to achieve. Best practice is to study how to use equipment or how to perform a specific task before continuing with it. Do not perform any tasks that you are not aware of. If you are at a gym, ask employees how to use equipment you do not know how to use. An example of a day at the gym for me doing a back and biceps routine: · 20 minutes elliptical · Wide Grip Pull-Down (3 sets of 10 reps) · Barbell Deadlift (3 sets of 10 reps) · Close Grip Seated Cable Rows (3 sets of 10 reps) · Dumbbell Biceps Curl (3 sets of 10 reps and 1 set with lighter weights until failure) · Standing Biceps Cable Curl (3 sets of 15 reps) · Concentration Curl (3 sets of 20 reps alternating each arm per set) · 20 minutes on treadmill 5. Well balanced meals · Food is our energy. A well balanced meal high in proteins and slow digestive carbs helps burn more fat and muscle regeneration 6. Hydrate · Keeping hydrated throughout the day before, during and after workouts is important to help keep you body performing. 7. Get going and start your routine We are not experts and are just regular everyday people who enjoys workout and sharing our experiences with our customers/followers. FITANYSOUL welcomes everyone to comment and share their ideas or experiences for all of us to help each other achieve a healthier stress free life.