Getting started with exercise?
What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable, moisture wicking clothing and a good pair of athletic shoes (or barefoot for yoga!). PS: Always have a water bottle near by to stay hydrated!
How often and how intense should I be working out?
The CDC recommends 150 minutes of cardio a week and two strength training sessions a week. You decide how, when, and where! The options are endless. Just get moving!
How do I know if I’m doing it right?
Good form equals good results. Read the instructions we provide, but more importantly, listen to your body. Muscle fatigue means “Wow! I’m working hard, I can barely do another repetition.” Muscle pain means ”Ow! Something doesn’t feel right.” Work to muscle fatigue. Never work through muscle pain.
Help! What’s a set?
Here’s some help decoding fitness jargon:
- Rep: Short for repetition. The number of times you perform an exercise.
- Set: The number of rounds of repetitions.
- Cardio: It’s heart-pumping exercise that gets you breathing through your mouth, not your nose. The difference between “window shopping and mall walking.”
- Strength Training: Working your muscles. You could be lifting weights, using a resistance band, or doing bodyweight exercises.
- Flexibility: Stretching your muscles and mind-body exercises like yoga
Need workout inspiration?
Check out my written workouts, watch my Youtube videos, or join Get Healthy U TV for full-length streaming workouts.