Exercise safely and progress gradually

Personal trainers and exercise experts stress that well-rounded fitness not only helps people stay injury-free but also keeps workouts varied.
Personal trainers and exercise experts stress that well-rounded fitness not only helps people stay injury-free but also keeps workouts varied.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

Take small steps at start of year, listen to your body and mix it up, trainers advise

It is January, which means gyms and sports clubs are full of new participants using the beginning of the year as a reason to jump-start their fitness goals, and old clients returning from lazy weeks of vacation.

The one aspect they should all be paying attention to: principles of progression.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 06, 2019, with the headline 'Exercise safely and progress gradually'. Print Edition | Subscribe