How does someone get started with an exercise program? For myself I don't have to worry about it because I have exercised if not acually trained regularly for the past 8 years. But for most people the biggest hurdle is to actually get started exercising in the first place. The first thing you need to do is to decide to start exercising. The second is to committ to that program.
Once you have made the committment to start a program you need to consider the different aspects of fitness such as cardio, flexibility, stability, strength, muscular endurance, and power. Their are different ways to learn about ways to exercise. You could find someone else who allready exercises and try to learn from them. You could watch youtube of different exercises. You could buy a book such as The Abs Diet Get Fit, Stay Fit Plan. Probably the number one way to get started is to hire a knowledgable trainer to start training you.
What should you look for in a trainer? Probably someone who knows anantomy, saftey precautions, many exercises, has a legitimate certification such as ACSM, NSCA, or the ISSA. Probably the most important thing when hiring a trainer is to figure out what kind of trainer you want to help you reach your goals. Because if you want to be in shape like a navy seal yo probably need a drilll sargeant type trainer but if you just want to be able to do everyday tasks like put something away in a cupboard above your head that weighs 20 pounds the drill sargeant type is not the kind of trainer you want. You might want a trainer that you consider a friend. You probably do not want someone who looks like they are off the cover of a muscle magazine unless you are looking to get into bodybuilding.
What kind of trainer am I you might be wondering? I am not the drill sargeant type. I will make your program harder as you progress through the different stages of fitness from flexibility and stability all the way through strength and power.
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