Maybe you've been away for some time, or it's your first time stepping foot in a gym, but mastering a few basic gym machines and a mix of cardio and strength training moves will get you started on your meeting your goals.
"Machine-based workouts can provide a safe introduction to your new workout routine," says New York Health & Racquet Club personal trainer, Stuart Munro. "Remember that, although building lean muscle in your major muscle groups provides additional benefit for fat burning throughout your day, you still want to start your workout with some light cardio to warm up, followed by some dynamic stretching for mobility before your main workout."
Follow this routine when first starting out, and you'll soon move on to the next level. But remember: With new training, come new muscles, and some definite soreness.
"It’s normal to feel some soreness following your workout as you adjust to changes in your training," Munro adds. "Some gentle movements will help with this."
Get started with these beginner gym moves, put together by Munro, to get you started: