When you’ve just decided to start working out, finishing even JUST ONE TINY beginner workout might seem impossible. Everything is so tough and you find yourself giving up 5min into the workout every time.
It’s frustrating and discouraging.
Well, it’s not your fault and before you give up exercise all together, try the workouts here.
A lot of the beginner workouts online are just not for REAL beginners – the ones who haven’t worked out for a while (or never) and start from scratch.
The reason why it’s so hard to find a good complete beginner workout is that the trainers themselves are not complete beginners and there are many more levels of fitness than just beginner, intermediate or advanced.
After all, there are
- the beginners who aren’t overweight, but are just starting to exercise;
- the beginners who have been doing different kinds of exercises and are new to a type of sport;
- and then there are beginners who struggle with overweight and need to start from scratch.
That’s why in the spirit of my 30 Days Get Healthy and Fit Challenge, I created this 7-Days Workout Plan for COMPLETE Beginners (along with my other fun 7-Days Workout Plan). I want everyone to be able to do this challenge and get healthy and fit.
My criteria for this plan
So my criteria when I was making this plan, was how my mom would do with these workouts.
She’s been struggling with overweight for decades now and while she loves to dance, a high-intensity dance workout that’s gonna help me lose weight and get fit, would be WAY too challenging for her.
In fact, in the past I’ve done several workouts with her (or at least I tried) – she would get out of breath during the warm up and then she would just give up.
She also has no idea what pilates or yoga is and thinks those are boring (can’t blame her – it was my opinion for a while too).
That’s why I went on youtube and found some exercise routines for a complete beginner like my mom. With these workouts, you will be challenged, but able to finish them all while having fun.
And even if you can’t finish all exercises – nothing to worry about! With practice and patience, you’ll get there.
Now, in this workout plan, you’ll have a day of cardio, followed by a day of toning.
Every day, back to back.
The seventh day is stretching.
It’s important to have different types of movements, so you get the benefits of them all – building strength, improving your cardiovascular health & mood and reducing pain.
The idea with this is to get into the habit of exercising. If you just work out for 1-2h on three days of the week – it’s harder to develop a habit.
But when you exercise every day for 30 min – by the end of the week you’re already used to exercising for 30 minutes daily.
Now, if you can’t do the 30 minutes, do the best you can. Even if you do just 20, 15 or 10 minutes – do something every day.
Remember: doing even a little bit for your body every day is way better than doing a lot for your body ONLY once a month.
If a workout or a move is too challenging – stick to the low-impact / modified version until you are able to do the more advanced version.
Also please consult with your doctor, before starting this or any other exercise regimen!
The only equipment you might need here:
This 1.0 Mile Happy Walk by Walk At Home is fun and just 15min long. If you can, repeat the video for full 30 min.
If you’ve never tried pilates, this awesome video by Jessica Valant Pilates explains how to perform every move correctly – a great way to start if you’re a beginner! Give the video a try to tone your abs and butt!
On the third day you’ll burn calories and train your whole body with this fun Denise Austin cardio dance workout, I found on the Youtube Channel of BeFit. There are some parts where jumping is involved if you can’t do that – just step it!
Thursday & Saturday
On Thursday and Saturday try this 15-Minute Beginner Workout by Popsugar Fitness to strengthen the muscles in your entire body. You don’t need any equipment, but if you can get a chair – that’d be great! Some of the moves might be challenging, but again – just do what you can.
This is a fun 30-Minute Latin Spice Walk by jessicasmithtv. The trainer – Jessica did the video with her mom and there’s no jumping involved, so if you’re not there yet – try this fun walk!
Finally, time to stretch and relax with this yoga gentle full body stretching routine for flexibility & relaxation by Yoga TX.
I do hope you enjoy this workout plan, let me know how it goes and if you have ANY questions – don’t hesitate to ask, I’d be glad to help.
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