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3 Simple Gym Workout Ideas

By LSE Health and ... - Posted on 19 January 2019

3 Simple Gym Workout Ideas
Let’s face it, when you are new to the gym, it’s intimidating to even go in the door when you aren’t sure where to start.
This sounds like it’s not a big deal but if you have any gym anxiety this situation can make getting a workout feel overwhelming.
No worries, this is actually quite common in the new year but also at any season change.
Once you get the hang of a few workouts that you actually like at the gym, it gets easier and easier to find MORE.
Here are a few simple ideas to get you started as soon as possible:
1. Go to a fitness class.
I know this might also be intimidating, however many people start here and use the class for workout ideas they can do on their own. It’s very helpful in the long run because this also shows you how to do a complete workout.
You’ll also meet other people, which makes going to the gym a more friendly experience.
If classes really aren’t your cup of tea, look for your fitness center’s weight circuit.
2. Utilize the weight circuit.
Over the last five or six years, I’ve noticed that most gyms have a weight circuit available for members that just want to make their rounds.
This means that there are usually about 10-15 exercise machines arranged in a circle format, so that you can go from one exercise to the next with little rest to get a full-body workout— zero guess work!
This is perfect for experienced to new gym goers because you won’t waste a single second wondering what to do next or trying to find what you need.
Again, most gyms have this now and some gyms even have a timed lighting or sound system that tells you when to go the next exercise.
This could be a one, two or three round circuit, depending on time available and fitness goals.
Either way— this is simple as can be.
The concept can easily be applied to a cardio workout as well.
3. Mixed mode cardio workouts.
Cardiovascular exercise or aerobic exercise is biking, running/jogging, playing tennis, swimming or dancing that increases your heart rate— “cardio” for short.
In the fitness center, you’ll see the same people on the same exact cardio machines day in and day out at the gym regularly but this is not how you want to fill your workout calendar.
Not only is this boring but you’ll get minimal results using the same machine steady for 30 to 60 minutes at a time, every single time you do cardio.
To make things more interesting for your mind and body, use one piece of equipment (maybe bike) for 10 minutes, then move on to another machine for 10 more minutes and finally one more, if desired, for another 10 minutes.
For example:
Bike for 10 minutes
Treadmill (brisk walk) for 10 minutes
Elliptical or Rowing machine for 10 minutes
For a longer workout you could add another machine or repeat everything once more.
This no brainer workout will keep things interesting and effective— our favorite combination!
Whatever method you put to use, remember to try new things regularly and get used to your fitness center, which will automatically give you more opportunities to make your own list of simple workouts.
When in doubt, remember to ask your fitncess center staff because all gyms have different equipment.
Fitness staff are there to help and usually will help you find options you didn’t know existed, it’s much easier when there is staff available to help you with ideas suited for you/your fitness level and interests.
Do you know someone that could use these ideas?
Feel free to share this and help someone get their workout on today.


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