Starting fitness, how do you do it?

Do you want to start fitness for the first time? Or haven't worked out in a while? We'll tell you how to get started (again) with fitness.


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Do you want to start working out but aren't sure how? It can sometimes be difficult to start exercising again, and maybe you don't really know where to start or what to actually do. In this article we will tell you how to start working out (again).

Reasons to start fitness

There are numerous reasons to start fitness. First of all, it improves your physical health by strengthening muscles, bones and joints, which in turn improves the overall functionality of your body. It makes you stronger and fitter, making it easier to do things in everyday life as well. It also reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Fitness can also help reduce stress and anxiety because it releases endorphins that have a positive effect on your mood.

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How do you start fitness?

But how do you get started with fitness? Going to the gym for the first time is often exciting and can sometimes be intimidating. Fortunately, there are several ways you can start working out. To start working out, you don't have to go directly to a gym. You can also start exercising at home first to gain confidence and become familiar with exercises.

Starting fitness at home

Do you want to start working out at home first? To start fitness at home you don't need much at all. For example, you can buy some weights that you can already do different exercises with, but you can also just do it completely without. For example, do squats or lunges with or without weights or sit-ups and push ups. When you think you have enough self-confidence you can maybe do a trial class after this and go to the gym for the first time.

Starting strength training

Do you want to start fitness for strength? When you want to start strength training, you can choose to hire a personal trainer. A personal trainer can help you perform exercises the right way so you can then practice them confidently. Do you think a personal trainer is just a step too far? Then maybe you can start exercising at the gym with a friend. Beforehand, watch some videos about different exercises and look up a workout schedule so you know exactly what you want to do.

Starting fitness for women

Fitness and strength training is not just for men. Strength training is a good way to lose weight, but also to create more curves. It is often thought that women become too muscular, but this is anything but true. Fitness actually helps you get a tighter body. In our other article we tell you more about the benefits of strength training for women.

Starting to exercise and lose weight

Starting fitness and losing weight go hand in hand. If you want to lose weight, fitness can help. When you do strength training, you burn even more calories during times of rest. By combining cardio and strength training you can get the most out of your workouts and work on a toned and muscular body as well as lose weight. Note that you must also adopt a healthy diet if you want to lose weight.

Starting fitness and nutrition

When you start fitness, nutrition is also an important part. This is because when you start exercising more, your body needs energy. You can get this energy from food. Many people are afraid to eat more when they start working out, but your body needs it to recharge. If you want to become more muscular, it is also important that you eat enough protein. Protein helps to repair and build muscle. In our other article we will tell you more about proteins and what they are good for.

Starting fitness for fitness

Do you want to start working out for fitness? Or do you want to start exercising without fitness? By regularly adding cardio to your workouts, you can build your fitness. To start with fitness you do not have to be in any condition. Step by step you can work on this and improve your condition. Try to alternate long workouts with shorter and more intense workouts to build up your condition.

Starting fitness schedule

A workout schedule helps you stay on track and that way you always know where you stand. When you go into the gym without thinking about exactly what you want to do, it can be difficult to do an effective workout. Without a workout schedule, you may end up wandering around aimlessly and not really remembering what you actually need to do. Set a schedule ahead of time so you can go to the gym with a goal and know exactly what is expected of yourself.

Starting fitness without muscle pain

When you are just starting to exercise again, you may well experience muscle soreness. Muscle soreness does not have to be a bad thing, but it is important to build up slowly and not overdo it. It is also important to always do a good warm up so your muscles are warm before you start. This is because if you train too intensively too often in a row, you can suffer from overtraining or injuries. In our other articles we will tell you more about overtraining and how to reduce muscle soreness.

Starting fitness tips

Finally, we give you some tips so you can start exercising safely and effectively

  • Start slowly and build up the intensity little by little
  • Watch videos of how to perform exercises properly
  • Ask for help when you can't remember something
  • Eat enough protein
  • Set achievable goals that you work toward
  • Stay consistent and be patient
  • Listen to your body

Starting fitness at Beyondfit

Do you find it difficult to start fitness on your own? Or do you struggle with having to keep getting yourself to the gym. At Beyondfit, our coaches serve as a real stick and help you achieve real results. All of our trainers have a medical background so you can always train safely without injury. Schedule a free intake with one of our coaches and together we will discuss how we can help you.

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