Committing to your fitness routine is especially difficult when you’re still a beginner, and any useful tip is welcomed at this stage. And we found some useful advice for beginners from celebrity trainer Erin Oprea, who worked with the likes of Carrie Underwood and Maren Morris, which she shared with E! News.
Just Start Walking
Oprea believes that walking is the perfect routine you can use to kick start your workout. Once you start walking, you’ll feel more energetic, and the more energy you have, the more you’ll want to move your body without feeling pressured to do so.
Oprea recommends taking baby steps instead of looking at the bigger picture when it comes to your workouts. Taking a half-hour walk every day and committing to three workouts per week are some of the realistic goals she recommends if you’re new to fitness.
Fun and Enjoyable Routine
The more you enjoy your workout routine, the more likely you are to stick to it in the long run. That’s why Oprea says it’s important to “find something that shoots your heart rate up, but also brings you joy”, whether it’s running, boxing, jumping rope, or something else entirely.