Taking the leap to start working out can be challenging and incredibly daunting, especially if you don’t know where to begin. Before starting any fitness regimen, it’s best to consult a doctor and once she/he gives you the green light, you’ll need to stock up on the goodies that will help you stay committed to your new active lifestyle.
Here are five must-haves for every fitness newbie. And remember, every workout doesn’t have to take over an hour of your time, even if you have just five minutes, give it all you’ve got.
First things first, you need some good tunes. Whether you bring your cell phone, iPod or listen to the TV at the gym, you need headphones. Chic Buds are a women-owned company based in Southern California. Their earbuds don’t tangle easily and they’re durable; I’ve had mine for over five years. Their “goal is to encourage and empower women around the world to work hard, follow their dreams, keep their hearts on the right path and of course delight in their own personal styles.” Luv Buds Earbuds, ChicBuds.com, $15.00