Beginner’s Guide to Start a Successful Exercise Programme & Lose Weight (5 Steps)

Be sure to download the “PUMP UP” app on your mobile phone and follow me @joannasoh This is currently one of the best fitness apps where you can share your fitness pictures, log your workout, follow their exercise programme and continue to stay inspired!

So you’re ready to start an exercise programme and lose weight! But where do you start? How? What exercises should you do? Watch this video through as I’ll be sharing the foundation for beginners to build and start a simple yet effective workout programme.

It might sound daunting, but once you know the basic and build from there, it isn’t difficult, in fact it’s a lot of fun! I’ve kept this video really simple and broken it down into 5 steps. So grab a paper and pen, and write down these key points.

1) Assess Your Situation
2) What Exercises Should You Do?
3) How Many Reps, Sets, Weights / Rest Time?
4) Keep Track of Your Workout

If you have answer questions in regards to building a workout plan, do leave a comment and I’ll strive to answer all of them.

Here are the playlists I mentioned in the video:
1) Lower Body Strength – Legs, Thighs, Bums
2) Upper Body Strength – Arms, Chest, Back, Shoulders
3) Core / Abs
4) Cardio + Strength Fat Burning (Short & Intense)
5) 7 Steps to Permanent Weight Loss video

More Useful Playlists:
1) Healthy Recipes for Weight Loss
2) Full Workout and Meal Plans

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kim doja says:

what if i did cardio and weight lifting on the same day?

Renku Didi says:

It would be a waste for you not to shed body fat while other normal people are capable to shed weight easily using Fenoboci Diet Plan (do a search on google).

richa guggal says:

Hey +Joanna Soh   I’ve just started working out and wanted to ask you whether it is safe to workout during periods? Thanks a lot for such amazing videos 🙂
waiting for your reply.

nelly says:

Hi Joanna, thanks for all your awesome videos. Do you know what could be the cause of getting worn out & easily breathless while running (where there are no underlying heart issues)? thank you.

Krithiga says:

HI JO I am your great fan. Thank you for your free videos. Just took resolution for slim body on new year 2017 after watching your videos. Need a clarity on drinking water. I have dehydration problem. During workout sometimes I feel black-out for a second. To recover I have to drink at least a litre. Then I find difficult to continue with water filled stomach. There are many suggestions that we should not drink more water during or after work outs. Please reply. It would be great help for me.

Miss D says:

thank you Jo^^

Kasia Lipska says:

Everything in one place, I love it! You’re doing a really good job.

Manjeela Bist says:

thnk u so much ur videos helped me alot… 🙂

Ratnababu Chinta says:

Hi, all your exercise can be doe Men too or it’s only for women?

Saaruh H says:

Thanx joanna…u r an inspiration

Pooja Manandhar says:

thank u very much for solution..jonnah

aaron yap says:

hai,i follow to do the workout alternately, strength and cardio, but do not have so much weight loss…. what can i do? already three months, my leg and arms’s size reduce, but the belly size and weight did not decrease.

Elvira Moye says:

It is a miracle, I lost 50 pounds as I did ?, look here +Emilie Kesinger

Vanesa Herrera says:

hi joanna I have a question can I combine strength training and cardio in one workout ?

Asad Bhat says:

i am 21 years old male. it will work for male too?

Sharmishtha Gangopadhyay says:

Informative and motivating. Thanks Joanna!

Whitney Jordan says:

thanks for this video. I was really lost about where to start in my weight loss journey but this helped a lot

Muskaan Sharma says:

your videos are so detailed and easy to apply. thanks a lot….keep it up

Annea Chan says:

Love ur hair

Ramya Suresh says:

Hi Joanna, I just wanna know, that people say we ll gain more weight than before if we stop doing exercise. Is it so? I have started your 4 week challenge. But I am a beginner. I can’t hold any exercises for more than 20 to 25 seconds. What will be the best way to hold on for 30 to 40 secs?

Cecilia Glynn says:

Hi Joanna,
I started working out with your beginner video today. I am so glad I found you. Thank you. P.S. I wonder if we could stop using the term “guys” to describe all people. You are very influential and I believe you can make a difference. Just imagine if we substituted “hi gals” in place of “hi guys”. That would probably not be acceptable. You are a person that can make changes in his world. Maybe we can find a word that is gender free that includes everyone. You rock Joanne. Thank you so much for reading this. 🙂 I say “guys” too, I am trying to stop.

Jannatul Mehmud says:

Hi Joanna,
Thank you for another nice video.
loved it.

Priyanka Sharma says:

Thanks .. This was very helpful

Zara Zen says:

Joanna, you’re a gift form God and the universe. Please NEVER delete or stop these videos. You’re motivating me to change my life starting tomorrow morning, with the help of your videos.

Starting 30th of August, 2015 – here I come!

SaskiasaChristkind says:

Nice Video 😀

Bibek Maharjan says:

When considering eating healthy, you have to try not to fall victim to modern day fad diet plans. Extreme diets are a danger for your health, especially ones that seriously restrict your everyday nutritionary intake. Many of these fad diets work for a short time period and then the benefits decrease after a while. You should check out Fenoboci Diet Plan on google since it is not just another fad diet where you starve yourself.

Zupper25458 says:

Amazing, thank you…

Mia Nguyen says:

I love you because you’re so realistic and makes losing weight sound so much less daunting than others do! Thank you for making these life changing videos 🙂 x

noidarockstar says:

i loooooooooooooooooooveee your videos <3

Thaely Carrasco says:

Hello Joanna, the explanation you gave was really good but I’m still confused about changing the routine. You said that after we can increase the reps, sets, weight, and decrease resting time so I understand that. But Ik that we can’t do the same exercises all your life so how can we change the routine constantly? How would we know what exercises to do after?

Musheer Ahmad says:

Thanx u doo much

Willis Vaughn says:

Once i researched the “fizy unique plan” on google, the results I stumbled upon convinced me to test this! I began dropping excess weight almost immediately. My buddy also implemented the plan and she shed 13 pounds.

Reva FoSho says:

I love you! Thank you for the inspiration, Joanna. My hope has been renewed.

dayana azhar says:

is it true that running would help more in burning fat? I used to run on treadmills for 30 minutes each day and do some mat exercises …I saw results but now I stopped running and do dancing and HIIT but didn’t see any proper results after that.

Teresa Marie says:

This video was great thank you heaps!

Cynthia hernandez says:

Great information. Thank you

despna n says:

Joanna, YOU ARE AWESOME! A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!! I love you!

chermia97 says:

This inspires me so much to start again. Thanks Joanna 😀

Saira Ponce Vargas says:

Joanna in my case i want to gain weight , you can tell me a example for a diet ?? to gain weight

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musabbiha mubarak says:

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samantha bandara says:

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Bryony Clayton says:

Honestly thank you so much. This is the first video that makes sense and I understand everything you said. Thank you!!!

mounica mk says:

hey joanna…i have a doubt can we eat anything..before we start doing workouts r exercises?

magicalil says:

thank you Joana! this was so helpful! I just embarked on my fitness journey and these tips provided me the guidance that I’ve been trying to figure out!

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