Beginner Obstacle Race Training - Kira L Curtis

Monday, 18 January 2016

Beginner Obstacle Race Training


I am proud to say that I have officially bought my gym membership and have actually been to the gym. Last Friday I used my free one-day membership to have an induction at the gym. YMCA Team member, Shaun, helped me out by giving me a refresher on the machines I've used before and showing me how to use other machines that I've never used. With my target and goal in mind (5K Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Race), he gave me a workout to stick to for the next couple of weeks to help me build up muscle and get back in to fitness completely. The workout he has given me lasts between an hour and an hour and half and gives my entire body a full workout. When I have finished I always feel like I have fully worked out and that I'm definitely in need of a rest.

Having a planned out workout actually makes me want to keep going back to the gym so that I can improve. In a couple of weeks time I will be increasing the sets and times and doing more cardio but for now this is a great starter for someone like me who has a large goal in mind but has no idea where or how to start.

I have created an infographic for you to follow. Whether you have an obstacle course in mind or you simply want to build muscle and burn calories, this is a great workout for the gym!

Feel free to pass it on! Let me know what workouts you're doing and what your fitness goals are this year! Leave a comment below!

- KC xx


  1. Looks great! I really need to have planned workouts and stick to what I'm meant to do (and maybe stop giving up in the middle!) Ray xx

    1. I was always terrible at just stopping half way through and making up some excuse as to why I had done enough... This has helped me so much!

  2. I really need to get back into going to the gym, that workout plan sounds like a really good way to get into it! xo

    1. Yes it definitely is! Give it a go! :D