7 Workout Tips for Fitness Newbies

Embarking on a new fitness regime can be a little intimidating, and sometimes it can be hard to find the right motivation to take that first, sneaker-clad step towards health and fitness. Here’s a couple of tips to help get you started.

1. Getting the right workout clothes ­
There’s no reason why you can’t look and feel good while working out! Brands like Nike, Adidas, Under Armour and Lululemon have been coming up with very stylish workout clothes that are both practical and fashionable.

2. Shoes, shoes, shoes! ­
I never knew that the blisters on my feet after every workout were from the fact that my shoes were too tight. I always thought it was the running. So, I didn’t particularly enjoy working out. But when I discovered my Heidi Klum x New Balance shoes, I looked forward to every workout ­ the shoes were both fashionable and comfortable!

Running shoes

3. Create a fun post-­workout routine ­

Reward yourself with little things after a workout, whether it is a meal with friends or indulging in a special treat such as a face mask. You deserve it and it will motivate you to get through those last 15 minutes of your workout!

4. Find a recovery method that works ­
No one likes sore muscles after a workout. Even if it’s just stretching, or drinking a protein shake or foam rolling, find something that works for you and do it regularly to prevent muscle soreness.

5. Create a kick­ass playlist ­
If you have Apple Music or Spotify or 8tracks, create a playlist on any of these music apps that makes your body groove to it to better enjoy your workout. Spotify even has pre­made playlists for you to choose from!

6. Get started with something that comes naturally to you
You won’t be able to bench press 100kg straight away, but you can work up to it, and it’s easier to take the first step by trying something that suits your fitness and interest levels. Sign up at and browse the huge variety of workouts in your city now to get inspired.

7. Workout with a buddy
This can be highly motivating, especially for competitive people. If you’re doing it with someone you love, remember that couples that train together, stay together!

Runners sharing music

By Sarah Voon

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