Working Out for Beginners

How to work out at the gym!

How to get started

Going to the gym for the first time can be confusing... what are you supposed to do? This flyer will be explaining the basics for how to work out your lower body. Let's get started!

Words to Know

Before we begin, let's just review some "gym" words that will be used in this section.

Reps: Short for repetition. How many times you will do an exercise. Ex. 3 reps means you will do the exercise 3 times.

Sets: How many reps you will do in a set. Ex. 2 sets of 3 reps means to do 3 reps 2 times.

Warm up

To warm up, begin with going on a treadmill or elliptical for about 5 minutes at a comfortable speed. Afterwards, do some stretching. It's important to stretch before and after your workout, as you don't want to damage muscles.

Stretches to do


Cool Down

For your cool down, do the same exercises as the warm up exercises.