Just do it! Take the plunge! If you have the desire to get fit and the motivation to keep you going, all you need to do is make the commitment. A year from now, you’re going to wish you had started today. Now, the question is where to begin. You can build your own weight loss workout plan for beginners with these 10 workouts.
These workouts are great for people just jumping on the fitness wagon, or getting back on after an extended absence. They’re meant to build strength and conditioning slowly. And they’ll teach you all the basic exercises you should know.
We particularly recommend these workouts for beginners because they’re simple enough for anyone to follow. Yet, they’re challenging enough that you’ll be able to make progress.
Check out the beginner workouts we recommend for kickstarting weight loss.
1. Fitness 101: Absolute Beginner’s Workout
One of our top and most comprehensive beginner workouts! This routine uses just four basic moves that will help you build strength, burn calories, and improve your endurance. When you’re just starting at the gym, it’s better to keep to a few moves. Quality over quantity!
2. 10-Minute Body Weight Circuit for Butt & Thighs
This is a great, short lower body workout for beginners. It uses bodyweight only, so you can do it anywhere, anytime, at the gym, or in the comfort of your own living room. Not to mention, because it takes just 10 minutes, it really is a no-excuses workout. Do it in the morning, before bedtime, or whenever you have a break in your day. Another option is to pair it with another 10-minute workout. You’ll find another one below.
3. 10 Best Yoga Poses for Absolute Beginners
If you’re interested in trying yoga, we recommend this simple 10-pose routine. It can be challenging for beginners, forcing you to work on balance and opening your hips and chest. Practice this routine a few times per week until you feel comfortable taking on more difficult poses.
4. Beginner’s 10-Minute Makeover
This quick full-body cardio workout is great for weight loss. And like we mentioned before, you can pair it with the 10-Minute Body Weight Circuit for Butt & Thighs (or any other of our 10-minute workouts).
5. Back to the Basics Workout
This workout is built around the idea that you can get better results if you ditch the over-complicated exercises. There’s no need to balance on a bosu ball while holding a barbell over your head (in fact, you might want to avoid any routine that asks you to do this). Get back to the basics with this simple, yet effective bodyweight workout.
6. 6-Minute Butt-Shaping Workout
Target that booty! The butt is one of the main areas women want to target when they get started. You’ll only need a set of dumbbells and a comfortable mat to work on, but these simple moves are super effective when it comes to shaping the glutes.
7. Summer Tricep Toning Workout
Another area women often want to target are the triceps, the muscles in the back of your upper arms. Focusing on the triceps is a great way to quickly get that sleek toned arm look. This workout is great for beginners at weight lifting. It incorporated some basic dumbbell exercises that everyone should know. It’ll also teach you exactly how you target those hard-to-get triceps.
8. Shape Up Size Down Workout for Beginners
This is another workout that’s great for getting into weight lifting. It uses some great basic dumbbell upper body moves, with a little bit of lower body and cardio thrown in. The combination of lifting and cardio is actually great for total-body transformations.
9. Total Body Workout for Beginners
This is total-body workout that mixes dumbbell exercises with bodyweight moves. To target the upper body, you’ll use mostly dumbbells. Bicep curls and tricep kickbacks will firm your upper arms. You’ll also do some moves to get the shoulders and back. To target the lower body, you use squats and seated calf raises.
10. 10-Minute Belly Fat-Burning Workout
Try this routine if you’re looking for challenging abdominal beginner workouts. This ten minute workout is designed to go beyond just toning to include burning stubborn belly fat. The circuit structure is means to raise your heart rate, which makes you burn calories and helps you get rid of excess fat.
To kickstart your weight loss, put together your weight loss workout plan for beginners using these 10 workouts! They’re simple, yet effective. Let us know which ones you’ve tried in the comments.