This year when the clock struck midnight you made a New Year’s resolution to start working out. Maybe you want to lose a few pounds for that cruise this summer or maybe your doctor told you that your cholesterol is a little high and you want to be healthy for your children. Whatever your reason 2019 is the year you are going to get into the gym. The problem is you have no idea where to start.
We sat down with Emily Kramer from Kaizen Athletics and asked her for a few tips and suggestions on how to get started on your fitness journey. The first suggestion that Emily gave was to, “simply just start”, if you wait for the “right time,” you will never start your fitness journey. Stop making excuses. She also told me most people starting have the mind set of quick results.
The reality is fitness is a continuous process. It is a “journey”. Small victories that are compounded daily produces long-term results. Documenting your progress will help you see the progress. Emily suggests working out 3-4 days a week if possible to maintain and increase endurance and strength.
Make time to work out and go consistently so that it becomes a habit. One form of exercise Emily suggested is functional fitness. This type of exercise is a combination of cardio and strength, which is something Kaizen Athletics, will help teach the fundamentals to build a base before incorporating intensity.
We asked Emily what advice she would give a newbie wanting to start their fitness journey. She said, “Prioritize well. Invest in your life. Push aside excuses and start the journey. We all have an hour to work out. Let Kaizen Athletics be the BEST HOUR OF YOUR DAY!” If you are interested in working with Emily at Kaizen Athletics check out her link, (insert link here).
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