The Fitness Center is designed to accommodate all fitness levels. Everyone starts as a beginner so please make yourself at home and freely explore the space. Ask questions of our friendly Fitness Center staff who can help you feel confident in the gym environment and help you identify, plan, and reach your goals.
Here are some resources to buff up your gym knowledge: The Beginner's Guide to the Gym
Circuit training introduces beginners to a lot of exercise movements. You perform a sequence of exercises (cycle) with minimal rest in-between. As you progress, you will add cycles and resistance. This program is best to do when the Fitness Center is not so busy.
Here different days are assigned to upper and lower body movements allowing time to recover between workouts. This program uses more dumbbells and free weights for a three-dimensional functional training component.
Monitor your progress using a workout log. Use the workout log to track your progress by recording your sets, reps, and weights.
Working your core muscles to be strong and flexible will help you at the gym, playing sports, or in your daily life.
Having strong core muscles will also help you maintain good posture and avoid issues such as lower back pain. Read more.
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