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Top 3 Tips for Exercise Newbies

You’ve decided its finally time to make that commitment, to start your fitness journey. Whether you were spurred by heartbreak or simply had enough of being dissatisfied with your physique, the important thing is that the moment is nigh. You’ve ordered your protein powder, you’re imagining yourself rosy-cheeked squatting 100kg, and have found a gym with the best travel time:price ratio. But the thought of actually starting is so daunting that it keeps getting put off. Fear not! These next 3 tips will ensure you get started and keep going!


1. Realistic Plans


Too many people stop their fitness journey early on because they:

1) Set unattainable goals

2) Fail to meet them, and consequently..

3) Give up

All personal trainers will have stories of clients who start off so eager to lose weight and get ‘that body’ (often skewed by social media personalities) and then very suddenly stop training. This is similar to that afternoon coffee crash - too much too soon will inevitably lead to running out of energy. Instead, create a simpler regimen that doesn’t deviate too much from your current routine, eg; don’t wake up at 5am to go to the gym if your alarm usually goes off at 8. A good personal trainer will tailor this plan to you and your lifestyle.


2. Train Together


Having strong willpower is easier said than done. When it starts to wane, sometimes no matter how hard you try to muster that determination from within, it just doesn’t seem to muster. Training with a friend or gym buddy can do wonders for re-igniting that spark which initially motivated you to begin exercising. Even if they are also a beginner like yourself, continuing on your fitness journey together will inspire YOU to continue.


3. Consistency


Although you might think that consistency is the product of strong willpower (which to some extent it is), it is still a separate component. Will power is the strong desire to keep going, whereas consistency occurs whether you have the desire or not. Becoming disciplined will help with sticking with a routine and going to the gym on your dedicated days, even though you don’t feel like it. Pushing yourself to do that final rep, despite wanting to stop. Sticking to a meal plan while you’re craving your favourite "naughty" foods. You simply have to do, regardless of how you are feeling at that moment - your future self will thank you for it.


Here at Arrow Fitness in Chiswick our Personal Trainers are level-3 qualified, have a certificate in Nutrition as well as over 10 years of experience working with people of all levels of fitness experience. Our dedication to helping you on your exercise journey is unparalleled, with various testimonials praising our professionalism and expertise.


Let us help you get started on your fitness journey with a free consultation to introduce you to the gym and give you the tools you need to achieve your goals.

Contact us today via:



Phone: 07871 201334


or by filling out an enquiry form here.

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