Work Outs for Beginners

5 Easy Exercises for Beginners

When it comes to working out starting is the hardest part. Exercising is not only important for your body to become stronger but your mind as well.  Moving your body throughout the day is proven to improve your mood. There are many beginner exercise options such as walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, and even gardening.

Here are a few beginner friendly workouts that encompass basic movements for the human body to improve strength, balance, and flexibility.

Bodyweight Squats

Looking for a tight booty!? This common exercise is perfect for those who are just starting their fitness journey. Squats can be made more difficult by adding weight and changing the position of your legs.

Tips to get the most out of the exercise:

  • feet are shoulder width apart possibly a little wider
  • arms either on your hips or out in front of you
  • head neutral looking forward
  • core engaged throughout the exercise
  • when squatting hips are sent down and back (knees should not go past your feet)


Our favorite!!  Planks are essential for building core strength while improving posture and strengthening the lower back. This exercise can be made more difficult by dropping onto your elbows instead of your palms.

Tips to get the most out of this exercise:

  • feet must be narrow not quite shoulder width apart
  • head hangs neutral
  • arms and legs straight
  • core is engaged

Push Ups

This may be one of the more difficult exercises but works multiple muscle groups. The push up can be made easier by dropping to your knees and completing the same movement.

Tips to get the most out of this exercise:

  • arms will be shoulder width apart and extended
  • when bending at the arms core must remain tight
  • legs stay straight the entire time
  • head stays neutral

Bear Crawl

Oh la la for the arms! All you need to complete this exercise is some space. While it may look goofy your abs, quads and shoulders will be burning.

Tips to get the most out of this exercise:

  • move your right hand and left foot to start the movement and vice versa
  • look straight in front of you and walk with your hands and feet on the ground
  • do this for 1 minute (increase time for difficulty)

Jumping Rope

Jumping rope has many benefits such as it tones muscles and creates definition, increases stamina while burning more calories than most cardio exercises. This exercise is inexpensive and can be a good substitute for running or jogging.

Tips to get the most out of this exercise:

  • hands stay down by your hips throughout
  • can be done by alternating feet or with feet together
  • jump through your toes

Let’s Wrap It Up

While these exercises are greatly beneficial be sure to drink enough water throughout your day. As you work out you lose fluid from your body in the form of sweat, you must drink water to replace the fluids you lose during your workout. If you're looking for a post workout recovery drink HyVIDA sparkling water might be your new favorite. HyVIDA is loaded with antioxidants that hydrate you while speeding up the recovery process.

Written by Ally Rypma

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