Starting into a workout routine can be very intimidating. There are so many things to consider, and you want to be sure that your time spent exercising is maximally beneficial. Here’s a list of 10 beginner friendly workouts, plus a quick rundown on how to get yourself off on the right foot. PS If you need more help putting an effective program together, we also have a 4 Week Program for Beginners!
1 Low Impact Beginner Cardio Workout – Feel Good Recovery Cardio – The moves in this 26 minute workout are all low impact and easily modified to be easier or more difficult. It uses exercises that build range of motion, cardio endurance, coordination, control of your own body and flexibility. It’s also a great starting point for burning fat and building cardiovascular endurance.
2 Low Impact Cardio and Abs Workout As you can tell by the many low impact routines on this list, they are a great place to start when you’re new to exercising, and they give your body a chance to adapt and get ready for more intense training. This is a core and cardio combo that helps you build a strong base while working up a sweat (with no jumping at all).
3 27 Minute Butt, Thigh, and Abs Pilates Workout Pilates workouts like this one are a great way for beginners to improve core strength and to start to build a mind body connection, which are both imperative to being able to safely push yourself during harder workouts. Need an easier Pilates routine? Try this one.
4 Low Impact Cardio Workout for Beginners – Recovery Cardio Workout with no Jumping – This is one of my favorite low impact routines. Even though I love HIIT & strength, I love doing this workout on days where I don’t feel up to something more brutal. It focuses on range of motion and gentle cardio that makes you feel wonderful. Warm up and cool down are both included. Want to start with something shorter? Try this 10 minute cardio routine.
5 No Equipment Upper Body Workout with Warm Up and Cool Down – Using only bodyweight, this antagonistic routine is a great way to learn how to engage your muscles and perfect form before you start to add more weight. Honestly, it can be very difficult to anyone, as long as they’re pushing themselves, but because you’re working against your own strength, the difficulty is scalable. Once you’re comfortable with form, strength training is an excellent way to burn fat, build muscle, and get fit.
6 Upper Body Strength & Cardio Interval Workout (with Low Impact Mods) – Speaking of lifting, here’s a great strength training workout that will help build muscle and boost your metabolism, even while resting. Adjust as you need to, always focusing on form.
7 10 Minute Butt and Thigh Workout At Home – No Equipment – These 10 minutes pack a punch, and are a great place to start to get comfortable with basic bodyweight exercises for the lower body. There is no warm up or cool down on this video; make sure you always do both for every workout session.
8 At Home Cardio Workout to Burn Fat and Tone (High & Low Impact Modifications) – Once you feel like you need more of a cardiovascular challenge, try our cardio workouts that show both low and high impact mods; do the harder version for as long as you can before switching to the easier version.
9 Fitness Blender’s 5 Day Challenge – Strong and Lean – Day 1 This week long challenge takes out all of the guesswork by laying out an entire week’s worth of workouts. These workouts are intense, but both low impact and advanced modifications are shown.
10 3 Day Flexibility Challenge Day 1: Fluid Full Body Stretches for Flexibility & Stress Relief – Blow off stress, increase flexibility and range of motion with this gentle 3 day challenge that focuses on feeling good.
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