Being new to fitness has its challenges — it’s daunting, and progress doesn’t happen overnight — but it can also have its advantages. It’s a chance to learn about your strengths and all that your body can accomplish, whatever your goals may be. There’s nowhere to go but up, too. POPSUGAR spoke to six certified personal trainers about getting into working out consistently for the first time, and they gave us top tips they recommend often to clients. Ahead, you’ll read about avoiding burnout, finding the fun in exercise, making goals that aren’t just about aesthetics, and more. Plus, you can find more guidance on our beginner fitness tips page.