This Beginner’s Fitness Guide will contain everything that you  need to be successful on your fitness journey. I will update this page from time to time to by adding links to workout programs, articles and other essential ideas that will aid you on your journey to shaping yourself.

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In this Fitness Guide you will find:

  • A comprehensive eBook on nutrition and meal planning
  • A beginners strength training routine
  • A workout program that can be done at home

In addition, I am going to link to all of the most important and informative articles that I have written.

This will conveniently put all of this great content in one place so you do not have to go searching for it.

All of this information might look overwhelming but take your time with it.  I suggest bookmarking this page so you can refer back to it multiple times.  If you have any questions (and you will) please do not hesitate to message me via email, commenting below, or leaving me a message through my social media profiles.  Those links can be found at the bottom of this page and in the sidebar of the website.



Foundation Calisthenic Home Workout Routine Phase 1
This workout routine starts from the ground up and is great for anyone of any fitness level. Instructional videos are included to fix your form on exercises to ensure safety and effectiveness.

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Foundation Calisthenic Home Workout Routine Phase 2
This routine builds off of phase 1. It is more complex and uses more demanding movement patterns. Depending on your fitness level, you may start here. Check it out!


beginners weight training

Beginners Strength Training Program
This program focuses on the multi-joint movement patterns. This routine is where EVERYONE (male and female) should begin their resistance training. This write up also includes exercise progression and understanding the difference in the stability of certain exercises.



Cardiovascular Workouts
I suggest simply walking to begin your fitness journey. You don’t want to do too much, too soon. Take it slow. Once you build up your capacity for work, you can introduce High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). This is a great way to kick up the intensity of your workouts.


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Nutrition and Meal Planning Made Simple eBook
This eBook is not a fad diet. It is not a trick or gimmick.  It teaches you how to eat, how to construct meals, and how to change your lifestyle. Don’t be fooled by products or ideas that are “quick fixes.” Quick fixes don’t exist. If you really want to change your life and want to understand how to feed your body you need to read this eBook.


Here are some of the most important articles from the website.  These articles will help you keep proper perspective on the journey to shaping yourself!

Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle: It is More than Physical

10 Things to Consider Before You Begin Exercising

The Truth About Six Pack Abs

Core Strengthening: The Importance of a Strong Core

Are You Lifting Too Heavy

Deadlift Alternatives and Lower Back Pain

How to Breathe While Lifting Weights

How Many Reps and Sets Should I Do?

Healthy Living: Keep Things Simple

The Benefits of Sleep: Get Your Z’s

Exercise Order: Solving the Puzzle

5 Tips to Manage Stress

The Artist that is YOU

Goal Setting: Why Goal Setting Is Important and How to Set Goals

Patience: It’s the Key to Change

The Truth About Before and After Pictures

Tempo and Periodization in Exercise

Test Your Might

This is a lot of information to digest and take in, so take your time with it.  Do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.  Follow me on my social media sites and subscribe to me on YouTube for Q&A sessions and additional fitness and health information.   I love answering questions and helping people out.

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