Being a beginner to the workout scene can be scary … hard … and OMG, why do people like to get this sweaty? That’s why, for this You Can Do It Week post, we’re sharing a beginner workout by Zuzka that anyone can do at home. Zuzka’s fitness YouTube channel has more than 20 million views and her three-tiered DVD series titled ZCUT, which combines high-intensity workouts with quick, circuit-style routines and modifications so that any fitness level can partake, is no joke. Zuzka knows her stuff. But she also knows that getting into the fitness game can be tough. Hence, this beginner workout and guest post from her! —Jenn
15-Minute Beginner Workout With Zuzka
When it comes to making the decision to live a healthier, more fit life, it can be overwhelming at first. Sometimes it’s hard just to figure out where to start. I wanted to share some helpful advice with you to help ease your worries and get you started on your way to being healthy and happy with your body.
First, I think it’s important to write down why you want to make this change. What are your reasons for starting a new workout program? Look at this list of reasons every day to remind you why you’re doing this … it can be very motivating and help keep you going even when you’re tired or sore.
Everyone has to start somewhere, so I’ve provided you with an exclusive “ZBeginner” workout from my ZGYM at ZuzkaLight.com. It’s workout No.1 of my six-week series for beginners. This series helps you get familiar with basic moves and build strength and endurance. You’ll start at a slower pace to focus on form and gain confidence.
This workout is only 15 minutes long, so it’s easy to find time to do it, no matter how busy you are! Make exercise and eating right a priority every day because you deserve it! The most important thing to remember for this workout is to never stop moving. Keep a steady pace throughout. It’s only 15 minutes, and you’ll feel amazing and accomplished after!
All you need is a little space in your living room to move around, a chair (for support if you need it) and a couple of light weights. I use 5-pound dumbbells myself. If you don’t have any dumbbells, don’t worry, you can use water bottles or soup cans OR you can use no weight at all and just practice the movements and work your way up to using weights.
Zuzka’s Beginner Workout Breakdown
15-minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible):
- 12 Squats
- 10 Push-ups (modified)
- 10 Stationary Lunges (each leg)
- 12 Bent Over Rows
Keep in mind that results don’t happen overnight, but if you stick with it, you WILL get results! I hope you like this beginner workout, and I look forward to your feedback. Leave a comment below and tell me what you think! —Zuzka