Welcome to my blog,
If you here, I’m guessing you are new to exercise and want to know how to get started on your fitness journey?
You are in the right place!
I have written out some steps you will want to take to start creating your new plan of action.
First off, if you don’t know me personally, I am Hannah Dawson certified personal trainer & nutrition coach/ transformation coach.
I’ve been a trainer for 12 years now, nutrition coach for the past six years, and I specialize in working with women.
Your beginners guide to creating your workout routine.
These are some steps and questions you’ll need to know before starting.
1. What is your goal?
Strength, building muscle or endurance? Or maybe a bit of all of those?
A clear goal will help guide and focus on the type of training program you will need.
2. How many times a week should you workout?
I recommend beginners 2-3 x week to start.
If you are new to exercise commit to working out 2-3 times a week, three times if your goal is to see some weight loss or improvement in your strength.
For just general health purposes, two full-body training days a week to start is great too. The most important thing is to not overcommit in the beginning, you want to build up slowly if you have never exercised before or in a long time saying you’re going to train 5-7 days a week is setting yourself up for failure or extreme burn out.
May look like this:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays
It needs to be days that you can commit to no matter what, Schedule it in like an appointment with yourself.
If you are a Fit Club Babe already, then start with 3 full-body beginner workouts a week.
3. What do I workout on those days?
To see results, you need to have a well-balanced training program that targets your whole body. If your goal is to tone your arms, you cant only do arm workouts. You need to have a program that trains all your muscles as your body workouts synergistically as a whole, and if you only train 1-2 body parts well, you probably won’t get the results your wanting.
I suggest for beginners to start with 2-3 full-body workouts a week. This could be a mixture of muscular strength, or muscle hypertrophy, muscle endurance or one or the other depending on your goal.
In my Fit Club programs, I have specific workouts for beginners with options for all goals. Remember, when you start working out, it is crucial to master the basic movements by improving your form and muscle mind connection.
My Fit Club programs do just that they help you build up your strength, endurance, muscle, balance & coordination.
My programs have a good mixture of rep ranges timed exercise to help you not only master the basics but, most importantly, see results in your body.
4. How long do I follow a program?
For best results, I always say 4-6 weeks of doing a program before you switch things up. This gives you a chance to master the exercise, increase your strength and building healthy habits and a consistent routine.
Remember, your results will come from consistency, showing up for every workout and consistently progressing in your workouts. Just like repetition in your exercise builds strength, muscle, and endurance. Consistency in your workouts builds a strong mindset, healthy habits and results both in your appearance and your internal health.
If you are a Fit Club Babe already, then start with 3 full-body beginner workouts a week and do this for 4- 6 weeks.
There you have it! Your guide to getting started in your new workout routine.
- What’s your goal? strength, muscle, endurance
- How many days a week should you train? 2-3 x week
- What should you workout? start with full body
- How long should you follow a program? 4-6 weeks
Start with 2-3 days a week and after 4-6 weeks add a day, remember it’s not a race you can’t force your body to change overnight, so do it right the first time, and you will set yourself up for success.