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  • Writer's pictureJo Anastasia

So, You Want To Start Working Out?

Deciding to start working out is a huge deal. Not only are you putting your own health and wellness first, you’re making steps to get into a new world that you may not have been a part of before! It’s an exciting moment and it’s one that will make you feel thankful for at least trying once in life. Working out is not always difficult, but you do need to know how to handle yourself and where to start.

There are hundreds and hundreds of ways you can work out. You do not need to go to the gym and start lifting weights and running on the treadmill if you don't want to. Some people are bored to tears by the gym and simply use working out as an excellent excuse to invest in workout wear. The thing is, you can still buy the gorgeous workout wear even just to walk. Walking long distances is a nice idea if you want to get fit, but if you want something easier, then you’re in luck. Below, I have a few pointers that you may not have known you needed to get your workout on, and enjoy every single second of it.

  1. Figure out the type of working out you want to do. Do you want to focus on walking or running? Great, there’s a pavement outside that’s free to use. If you want to do something with more movement, then consider Zumba or pole fitness. If you hate getting sweaty, jump in a pool and swim some lengths. You can even try aqua Zumba, where you combine the fun dancing with the water and have a lot of fun while you do it.

  2. Get equipped for the workout you have chosen. If you have decided to start yoga, then you may need a yoga block or a mat to get prepared. You need to invest in the right workout gear, too, from proper running shoes that will be comfortable for your feet, to leggings that help you to feel cool. The right equipment is a good place to begin and you can get ready to go.

  3. Allow yourself the time to do it. You have to work out, right? Well, you need to carve out that time to dedicate to it. You will easily put it on the back burner in favor of family time or work, but you really need to choose to make your workouts work for you if you want to get fit!

  4. Sometimes, you can get some great discounts for workout classes when you use Groupon. This will give you the chance to get to know whether a workout is right for you before you completely commit and find a regular class. Try before you commit and you can be sure that it’s what you want to do!

Working out does require motivation. There will be days you want to give it up - don't. Just keep going. Over time, it’ll become the habit you need!

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