When it comes to establishing an exercise program, getting started is the hardest part. And since most people dread the idea of “exercising”, ranking it right up there with a dentist appointment, it’s important that beginners start a routine that doesn’t knock them out of the game after one workout.
Often, when a couch potatoe decides to start a get-in-shape program, they will tackle an advanced workout with gusto, using rusty joints and surprised muscles. The result? They can barely get out of bed the next morning and don’t do it again. A better approach is to incorporate thirty minutes of exercise into their day, choosing a workout that will get their heart pumping and work their muscles, but at a level their body can handle.
The right strategy is to incorporate a daily exercise routine into an already busy schedule in such a way that it will become a habit. As their level of fitness increases, they can intensify their workouts by adding in more difficult moves or hand weights, or tackling a longer workout.
Workouts for Beginners
Here are four exercise routines that beginners can use to begin their journey toward a lifetime of fitness. They’ll be energized after each of these workouts and feel it in their muscles the next day, but not enough to dread doing it again. No equipment is needed with any of these routines, and for a complete review of each workout, click on the titles below.
Start Walking at Home Workout – This workout is a good starter routine with Leslie Sansone as the instructor. With this workout, you’ll finish a one-mile power walk in less than 30 minutes. After a few workouts, you can add more arms, hand weights or move up to the 2 or 3 mile routine. This will become a staple exercise routine that you can do even on those days that you’ve hit the wall!
Cardioke Workout – Mixing up your daily 30-minute exercise routines will keep getting in shape interesting, and this workout will add a fun change of pace. “Cardioke” is an infusion of dance, exercise and karaoke that can be enjoyed by all ages! You’ll enjoy working out with Billy Blanks Jr. as the Cardioke instructor.
Cheryl Burke’s Disco Abs – After watching Cheryl Burke on Dancing with the Stars aren’t you already motivated to work out? I was! Cheryl leads you through a 30-minute routine filled with fast paced, low to mid impact, heart pumping cardio exercise, blended effectively into those funky Disco moves of the seventies and eighties! This is a great workout that is fun and not too complicated.
Slim Down Calorie Burn – Once you’ve firmly planted the habit of a 30-minute workout into your day, you’ll be ready to kick it up a notch. With this exercise routine and Kendall Hogan at the helm you’ll work your way through an aerobic routine that delivers a full-body cardio workout that is fun and challenging, but simple enough for beginners.
If you have an exercise channel on your TV, you might be able to find some of these routines available under their 30-minute workouts. If not, you can find many of the DVDs for sale online at a very reasonable price.
Getting started on a healthier you is important, and just by investing a little money on a workout DVD and 30 minutes of your day, you’ll feel better and more alive!. Come on, you can find the time. You are worth it!