See your Doctor
Yes, you need to see your family physician before starting any new exercise program.
There are a variety of conditions that mean special attention need to be paid to the type of physical activity that you do. Even if you think you are healthy, there are some problems that can remain hidden until a physical and complete blood work, such as kidney disease, heart disease, both types of diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of heart disease.
This especially applies if you are older than 35, if you quit smoking in the previous six months, and do not exercise regularly. In order to determine whether you should see a physician, there’s a questionnaire that can help you determine your need to consult with a doctor before starting an exercise program.
Source: See a Difference in 60 Days A Get in Shape Blueprint
by Parks Taekwondo