Beginners: How to ease yourself into a routine

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Some people love to exercise. These people have no problem waking up and going for a run or training on their lunch break. But for others even the thought of training is not so enjoyable. However, everyone has it within themselves to become one of these people who enjoys exercise. It’s all about changing your mental attitude.

So if you don’t feel this way yet, don’t worry. As exercise becomes a habit, you will start to enjoy it more. Because Freeletics will help to make you the most healthy, motivated, energetic version of yourself that you can be, here are some tips to ease you into the Freeletics routine.

Be Consistent

You should train 3-4 times a week. Whether you do Freeletics, or another type of sport, training several times a week will help you build a habit. If you skip a few workouts and fall behind in your training it will be hard to find motivation again. So keep going, even when you don’t feel like it.

How to do it? Get the Coach. The Freeletics Coach lets you customize your weekly training plan. You can choose how many times you want to train each week. Be remembered, that only hard work gets results. Keep pushing yourself, be consistent, and you will discover that training is fun.

Wear the right clothes

Your exercise clothes should make you feel good. When you wear them, you should feel like an Athlete. When you are getting ready to train, don’t just throw on an old pair of shorts and a t-shirt. Give yourself a mental edge. Go out and buy some clothes that fit your personality and are designed for sports.

How to do it? When shopping for exercise clothes, look for moisture-wicking fabrics that can help keep you dry and comfortable. Compression fabrics can improve performance, reduce muscle soreness, and help blood circulation.

Pump up the music

Music can get you in the zone. To give everything you’ve got you need music that gets your heart pumping and your adrenaline flowing. Studies have shown that loud, fast music can improve training results. When you see your results improve, your mood will improve as well. It’s fun to do things that you’re good at. As you decrease your time and increase your reps, you will feel proud about your performance. And you will want to train even more.

How to do it? Find songs with a fast tempo and powerful melodies. Arrange your playlist ahead of time. And begin listening before you start training to prepare your mind and body.

Find the best training spot

Freeletics is awesome because you can train anywhere. Your living room, a sports field, even a city park can become your personal gym. But just because you can train anywhere, doesn’t mean that you should. If you are training somewhere and there are a lot of people doing other things or getting in your way, you might not be able to concentrate. To enjoy your workouts, you need to focus your attention on what you are doing and avoid distractions.

How to do it? Find a place where there won’t be anything to distract you. Ask friends for advice or try out different spots to see where suits you the best. Even better, have a look at where the nearest Freeletics training group to you is and join them. There you will be able to work together with other Free Athletes in a spot that has already been tried and tested. If you find a good place to train and there isn’t a training group then start your own.

Train with others

Friendly competition gets results. And it can be fun. So if training alone is not enjoyable for you, invite others to do Freeletics with you.

How to do it? Take your friends along and motivate each other. Or training with other Free Athletes in a training group will also help you to boost your motivation. You can work together or ask each other for help or advice.

**Although seeing your progress and results is great, the road to success is what you should be able to really enjoy too. By sticking to these tips you can change your mental attitude. Stop wishing you were one of those people who love to exercise and start becoming one. You too can inspire others. **

We want to hear about YOU. Tell us about your training routine. What is it that get’s you in the mood? What makes your training more enjoyable? Leave your comment below.