Choosing the right training program for you begins with knowing what your expectations are and setting goals for yourself. Once you have done these two important things in regards to your fitness it will create the foundation for choosing the proper training program. One of the biggest challenges you are going to be faced with is the many choices that you have. This can range from simply taking a yoga or tai chi class or working yourself all the way up to a bodybuilding regime, or joining extensive gym programs.
You really have to know what your likes and dislikes are when it comes to exercise. If you are not an individual that enjoys walking and running for example, then you are not as likely to stick with the program that involves this type of training.
It is much easier for the seasoned exerciser to pick a training program than it is for the new person that has never been one that has been really active or committed to any type of training in the past. In this case it might be a better choice to start off with low impact activities that are not as demanding and are not quite as structured as some of the other types of programs are.
Taking part in activities such as hiking or swimming is a good starter base. Once you have committed to doing this on a regular basis you will have become structured and committed to your exercise regime. Then you can look at other training programs that are going to demand more of a commitment and have longer durations and more expectations on you and your body.
You also have to determine whether you are the type of individual that is going to follow through with your training regime individually, or whether you are better suited for more of a social type environment where you can rely on the encouragement of others.