Fitness First Timers

We all know exercise is important and going to the gym is one of the most common and convenient ways to do it. However, for some of us, it can be an intimidating place full of crazy contraptions and heavy things that we have no idea what to do with.

Simon Margheritini, owner of Go & Get Fit Personal Training, believes that going to the gym is all about “training smart, not hard”. We spoke to Simon about his best tips for those who are keen to get into the gym but don’t know where to start.

WARMING UP

Starting with a warm up is essential to prepare your body for exercise and to reduce your chances of getting injured. Simon suggests around five minutes on a rowing machine at a medium pace as a great warm up for those who are new to the gym and working out by themselves. It’s quick, easy and you can work your upper and lower body at the same time, but make sure to keep your back straight when doing it and avoid putting pressure on your lumbar.

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