An Effective Home Workout Routine for Beginners

By Stephanie Thomas – July 25, 2021

If you’re new to working out at home, this full-body workout for beginners is a great way to start building strength in all the major muscle groups. You’ll work your arms, abs, legs and booty! Add this workout to your routine and repeat it up to 3 times a week! 

An effective workout does not have to be complicated in order to give you results. I love sticking to traditional weightlifting exercises combined with some resistance band work. Progress towards your fitness goals comes from consistency and sticking to a program that you truly enjoy doing.

Before you get started, warm up for at least 5 minutes. This can be a 5-minute walk, light jog, or a combination of dynamic stretches. You want your body to feel warm and ready for the workout ahead.

What You Need: 

  • Set of dumbbells
  • Booty band
  • Yoga mat
  • Comfortable training shoes

Workout Directions:

Begin with the “Activation” exercises and complete one set of each. 

Then, move onto the first circuit. Complete the suggested amount of reps of each exercise, moving from one exercise to the next in circuit form. Repeat all the exercises in the circuit for a total of two sets. Then, move on to the next circuit and repeat. 

Finish the workout by completing the “Burnout” exercises for one set each. 

After you finish the workout, stretch for at least 5 minutes.

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About the Author

Stephanie Thomas is a certified personal trainer, health coach, and yoga teacher. As the founder of Stephanie Thomas Fitness and creator of The Ultimate Home Workout Guide, she helps women develop healthy habits and a well-rounded workout routine they’re obsessed with. Her fitness philosophy is “you don’t have to work out, you get to work out. Take care of your body so it can take care of you!” When she’s not creating workouts for her clients, you can find Stephanie reading the latest health book, spending time in nature, or taking a walk with her two cavalier pups.


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