Tips for beginning exercisers

Sean Gleason

Sean Gleason, Print Design Co-Editor

Beginning your journey toward a healthier you can be tough. However, knowing the importance of motivation, different fitness programs and what equipment to wear can start you down the right path.

Motivation is important to have when exercising. It can push you past your physical limits and give an extra boost to your morale. If you’re asking me, motivation to exercise can be found by knowing why you want to exercise. Take the time to really think about why you want to exercise and what you want to accomplish.

Choosing and following a fitness program can be very beneficial to you. It can organize things for you. However, there are millions of programs online, so doing some research to find which program suits you is recommended. On the flip side though, who knows you best… yourself, of course. Maybe consider creating your own fitness program, if research isn’t your thing.

Let’s be honest; you can exercise in anything… well, maybe not anything. Though wearing a tuxedo and running around James Bond-style sounds fun, you’re probably not going to find it as enjoyable. You’ll want to wear a comfortable t-shirt, shorts, and shoes. Being comfortable is important to the exercising experience, especially if you’re just starting out. However, if you have the money, but really who does, purchasing special clothes suited for your particular exercise can be beneficial, but definitely isn’t necessary. Those dry-tech tank-tops and genuine light-weight material short shorts should be left to those looking to increase their speed. As a beginner, simply completing your workout should be your focus.

In conclusion, be patient. It’ll be worth it. If you stick to exercising, before you know it, you’re going to start seeing results…  I can guarantee it.