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Fitness for Beginners:
The Basics

So you want to get healthier? The basics is a great place to start!

Just remember you don’t need to be better than everyone else, you just need to be better than yourself; better than you were yesterday. I want to help you out with that!

I remember when I first started going to the gym, I was absolutely lost and felt completely out of place. I went through article after article, website after website, trying to learn my way around a gym. It was exhausting and overwhelming, since it seemed like there was just SO much that I needed to know. After spending the last 9 years or so continuously learning the ropes, I’ve decided I want to help those of you, who like me, felt completely lost when it came to getting myself into shape.

So where to begin?

Well, there is a LOT of health and fitness information out here on the vast interwebs. With so much information available at the touch of a button, it can be overwhelming and exhausting to decipher. I want to make it simple for you, because one thing I’ve learned over the years is that the fastest way to give up on something is to feel overwhelmed.

Health and fitness is NOT confusing, despite how lost you might feel because of being overloaded with so much information. It’s actually extremely simple, so don’t let the availability of information scare you away from achieving your goal of being better than you were yesterday.

Check out the articles below to get yourself acquainted with the basics of health and fitness, and good luck on your journey! I assure you, it’s well worth it.

Terms & Phrases

If you’re brand new to working out, there are some common words and terms that you’ll probably hear and should know, that way you can keep up!

Basic Dieting

Calories are your energy source. They obviously come from your food, but what part of the food? Many people who go on “diets” don’t actually understand this concept.

Muscle Groups

When it comes to the different parts of your body and working those different parts out, we start with the three major overarching muscle groups. They are upper body, lower body, and core.

Fitness Goals

When it comes to fitness goals, there are three major goals in which most, if not all, other goals fall under: gain mass, lose fat, or cut with lean muscle.