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First steps to exercise

Taking your first steps to exercise can be a bit daunting - everyone else looks like they know exactly what they are doing, the equipment is strange, there's even a new language to learn. But there are simple things you can do to make it easier.

When you are taking your first steps to exercise, it helps to have a bit of advice. When everything is new, where do you start?

The first thing to do is realize that you are not the first person to experience this - staff are used to helping new customers, so don't be afraid to ask questions.

All you really need to get started are some comfortable clothes and a good pair of trainers. If you are expecting to sweat a bit you can take a small towel, and of course a water bottle. Now all you need is enthusiasm and you're ready to go!

Borg scale
The Borg Scale rate of perceived exertion is a convenient way for you rate how hard you are exercising, allowing you to compare easily from one workout to the next.
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Warm up & cool down
Every workout should begin with a warm up and end with a cool down in order to allow your body to adjust properly to the demands of the exercise. Active enough?
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The basics of exercise
Are you looking at the basics of exercise? Start here to find out more.
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How much exercise
How much exercise do you need? It depends on your goals, although three sessions per week should be the minimum for anyone.
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Start exercising
When you start exercising it is important to ease yourself into your workouts, to allow your body to adjust to the new demands you are placing on it.
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