5 Training Tips When Starting Your Fitness Routine

5 Training Tips When Starting Your Fitness Routine

It’s another year and another opportunity to make a desired change in your life. For many (and luckily for us) it is getting back in shape or starting a more strict fitness routine. There is nothing better than starting with new and eager clientsdedicated to crushing their goals. Training is a crucial part of achieving any fitness goal. Whether you want to build muscle, lose weight or improve your overall health, an effective training plan is key to your success. Here are some tips to reach your fitness goals.

  1. Set specific, measureable, attainable, relevant and time-bound (SMART) goals. This will help you stay accountable and motivated to train towards your goals.
  2. We cannot preach this one enough- find something you enjoy doing! Exercise is supposed to be tough but you shouldn’t dread every workout. At the very least you should leave the gym feeling proud and endorphin filled for what you just accomplished.
  3. If you are new to a fitness routine, slowly increase your intensity and duration. Just because you benched 300lbs twenty years ago in high school, does not mean you can do it today. Start with shorter workouts and lighter weights. The last thing you want to do is injure yourself and really set yourself back.
  4. Find a workout buddy or buddies. If you turn training into a social event you, youwill a lot more likely show up. You and your friends holding each other accountable will only increase your odds of success.
  5. Get enough rest and recovery. When starting a new routine you are going to be sore and that’s normal! Just make sure to drink lots of water, eat your protein and get some sleep. Those first few workouts are always the toughest, but I promise it will get better.

If you follow these tips and stay consistent with your training, you can successfully reach your fitness goals. It’s not going to be easy but hopefully you can find joy, pride and fulfillment knowing that you are only bettering yourself each workout.

By Brett Kirkland


We certainly do! You can either purchase programs or book personal training sessions and be given your workout at the end of the session.