Beginner’s gym workout to build muscle

This beginner’s gym workout includes easy muscle-building exercises to build strength

This beginner’s gym workout includes easy muscle-building exercises to build strength

Looking for a beginner’s gym workout to build muscle and overall strength? Whether you’re new to fitness or returning after a break or injury, we’ve created a simple 30-minute exercise circuit to help strengthen and tone the whole body.

We all know exercise is good for physical health – it has been proven to increase heart and lung health, as well as boost bone density. It can also improve body composition by burning calories and increasing your metabolic rate while building muscle.

What’s more, regular exercise means the body gets more of the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine, lifting mood and reducing depressive feelings. Studies (opens in new tab) have found it could improve brain function by up to 15 percent.

Ready to try our beginner’s gym workout? Don’t forget to check out our guide covering the best cross training shoes. 

Maddy Biddulph is a Level 3 Personal Trainer and Nutrition Advisor who specializes in helping women over 40 to stay fit, healthy, and positive during peri and post-menopause.

Adults should aim for two days of muscle-strengthening activity a week, according to the current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (opens in new tab).