The fitness journey can be an exciting and challenging endeavour for beginners. Health, both physical and mental, is an aspect of success in life, time and again. A person who is healthy and fit does not give up in the face of adversity and generally embraces positivity towards life. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires consistency and dedication when it comes to diet, sleep, workout, hydration and emotional regulation. There are numerous fitness centers and professionals in Nairobi and finding the best is the first step in the right direction towards achieving your fitness goals. However, as a beginner, one may find it difficult to become a fitness enthusiast.

So before embarking on your fitness journey as a beginner, check out some of the tips and steps to get the most out of it.

Start slowly

As a beginner, one can be tempted to jump into an intense workout on the first day. This may expose you to the risk of injury. Start lightly and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workout to allow the body to adapt. This can also help you build a sustainable exercise routine. Our gym in Westlands, Nairobi has the best gym instructors in Kenya to guide you through the process.

Set Realistic Goals

While starting your fitness journey, you may be overwhelmed by the result and set unrealistic goals just to get there. Setting realistic health and fitness goals acts as a guide to keep you on track and inspired. Set your goals to align with your strengths and weaknesses, maintain consistency and avoid overestimating or undermining your strengths.

Healthy Diet

Maintaining a healthy diet is not only important for workouts but also for growth and overall well-being. Pay attention to the portion size you consume to avoid overeating or undereating. Moderate eating helps you maintain calorie levels and optimum weight. Include lean protein, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats in your diet. Each of the food groups provides different nutrients that contribute to your overall well-being.

Prioritize sleep

Quality sleep is important for your overall health and well-being. Poor sleeping patterns can significantly impact your physical and mental health, and cognitive function and affect your mood. Optimize your sleep environment by keeping it cool dark and quiet. Also, avoid much screen time before bed and establish a consistent sleep schedule.

Personalize your workout and listen to your body

Personalize your workout as much as possible to achieve maximum from it. Break your workout into different segments and also remember to take time off for rest. The body may also respond differently to different workouts, it is okay to go lightly or take a rest instead of pushing yourself too hard. This way you can avoid burnout which may injure you or hinder your progress in the long run. Our gym is strategically located and can easily be accessed by anyone in Nairobi and the adjacent areas. You can therefore tailor your schedule easily depending on your physical location.


Always remember that the aim is to create a sustainable and enjoyable fitness environment that fits in with your goals and preferences. Fitness is a lifetime journey that does not need to be handled in haste. The most important thing is to always keep moving forward and improving each day. You may consider getting guidance from a professional like a personal trainer, dietitian or mental health expert. You can also join a community, or classes or find people with similar interests for social support, encouragement and motivation.

Body Evolution Gym (BE) in Nairobi is a project by Clarence House aimed at promoting health and fitness through state-of-the-art, equipment, expert trainers and diverse health and fitness classes. You can visit our gym 8 School Lane, Westlands, Nairobi, open every day from 6 am.