Celebrity Trainer Jeanette Jenkins Gives Us a Simple Workout Schedule For Beginners
Jeanette Jenkins knows a thing or two about creating great workouts — this full-body circuit was low-impact but left me unexpectedly sore the next day. With almost three decades of experience in the fitness field, she's trained A-list clients like Alicia Keys, Pink, and Serena Williams. Jenkins, founder of The Hollywood Trainer Club, told POPSUGAR via email that the one piece of workout advice she'd give to those new to exercise is to allow themselves time to be a beginner.
"We all started as beginners and we all have to put in the work to achieve our goals," Jenkins said. "Allow yourself to progress one day at a time, one step at a time, and one rep at a time. Stay committed and consistent and you will achieve your goals."
Staying on track with our goals often requires accessible workout equipment, and some of her favourites come from in-store buys at Marshalls. These include a yoga mat, a foam roller, resistance bands, and a set of dumbbells three to 10 pounds, not to mention activewear that brings the comfort.
Other than that, it's all about mindset and structure. Jenkins went on to explain that she believes beginners should aim to exercise four to five times a week for at least 20 to 30 minutes. "It's important to build up the consistency so working out becomes part of your daily regimen just like brushing your teeth," she said. "I think beginners should mix it up with various methods of training so they work all the components of fitness and they don't get overuse issues."
Ahead, check out Jenkins's suggested five-day schedule for beginners. We've included links to workouts you can try that align with her general suggestions as well. Go get moving!