Newbie at the gym?
Never fear I have put together an awesome little cardio for beginners workout, which I wish I had when I walked in for the first time. Let me tell you a little story to give you an idea…
As you will know I have been tracking my progress with getting fit and healthy.
I found when I signed up to the gym I was so pumped and couldn’t wait to get started. Lifting the weights and smashing all the equipment, I watched hours of workout videos, pinned all these amazing workouts on Pinterest and even started spouting all the fitness motivation quotes you could possibly imagine all over the show. When I arrived at the gym however it was all a little daunting, I didn’t know what the machines were, how they worked, or even where to start if I am honest and it was super scary seeing everyone so settled into their routines and me clearly standing out as the newbie.
Luckily as with most gyms I was offered an induction which was included in my gym membership so the trainer, Dave, showed me around the gym. Dave was awesome, he explained what all of the machines are and what they do. This advise helped me to build a picture of what I needed to use, and what I wanted to achieve.
Now that you understand you can’t just walk in that gym and go crazy, let’s see what we can do to get you started!
Cardio Gym Workout For Beginners
Firstly, I am definitely no gym PRO.
I have been going to the gym for around 12 months now. The trainers that are usually available at most gyms should be able to put something together with you.
The plan is the first workout plan that I started using, I found it helps with a few things!
- It will help you get used to your surroundings
- Ease you into exercise if you haven’t done any previously
- Aid with confidence building
- Allow you to get comfortable with your current limits
These were all super important to me when I started the gym. As a workout beginner I totally understand the struggle is real!
One hour gym session cardio workout
- 15 Minutes – Treadmill (whatever is comfortable for you) I use a speed of 6 and an incline of 7.
- 15 minutes – Bike (Settings normally between 6 – 12 depending on how much my legs already hurt)
- 15 minutes – Steps (whatever is comfortable) they can take a little getting used to, and beware of getting off the machine.
- 15 minutes – Rowing Machine, nothing beats a good all over workout, I used setting 5 and row at a stead pace and then hammer it on the last 2 minutes.
This cardio workout was really successful for me. I am now starting to think about what I want to achieve next. I want to build some muscle and get some definition so will be putting together new goals, ideas soon!
I hope you all have fun at the gym, trust me, it becomes an addiction fairly quickly!
What was your biggest fear when joining the gym and how did you overcome it?