Let’s face it, many of us don’t go to the gym as often as we’d like or even at all. Going to the gym is one of the best ways to get in shape, but putting yourself in a gym routine isn’t easy. Packing up your gym bag, commuting to the gym to only spend an hour or two there, and then fighting traffic to return home doesn’t sound fun. While this isn’t to say the big gyms are bad, on the contrary, they can be very beneficial and let you meet new people, they certainly aren’t for everyone. If you want all the advantages of the gym but not having to drag yourself to a gym, you may want to invest in your own personal gym. If you need any more convincing, here are four of the best reasons why you should ditch the gym membership and make your own gym at home!
The number one reason people want their own home gym is the convenience. No more packing your gym bag and driving back-and-forth from home to the gym. Your gym will be right there for you whenever you need it. Unlike a regular gym, you don’t have to deal with crowds of people taking up the machines you want or not cleaning them after they’re finished. No people staring at you while you workout and of course a home gym is just a one-time fee for the equipment as opposed to the monthly costs of a gym membership.
It’s Not Expensive.
Owning your own gym at home isn’t as expensive as you think. There are plenty of listing on websites like eBay, Craigslist, and even Facebook for like-new used gym equipment. Don’t think this equipment is “bad” because it’s being sold online, as in fact much of it is likely brand new as the owner never used the machines much if at all. Always ask for more details on the used condition, of course, as you don’t want to end up with a broken bench either. If you are really budget-conscious you can build your own gym equipment, although you will still need to shell out for the more complicated machines. If you want to buy brand-new gym equipment, the best thing to do is shop around online and compare products with their reviews. If you’re really unsure and need extra help, there are plenty of exercising forums that can offer advice on where to score the best deals on the equipment you need.
You Buy What You Use
The problem many people would say with a regular gym is that there is just too much selection. Paying a high gym membership fee and just using the treadmill or lifting some weights isn’t getting the most out of your expensive membership By having your own home gym, you can focus on the equipment you use. From free weights to dead weights, treadmills, and benches, owning a gym at home lets you choose what you want. This will also help you develop a routine thanks to the convenience of everything being at your house. Since you’re building a gym home, you can also price out what you really need compared to what you think would be a good idea. Your home gym shouldn’t be cluttered after-all and instead, offer easy movement between the stations.
Creating a Gym With Friends
Lastly, owning a gym at home lets you exercise with your friends for free and on a schedule that works for you. Exercising with people you know who can cheer you on while you cheer them on is much better than working out with people you don’t know. It also helps create a routine so that your gym isn’t tossed to the wayside after a few uses. Likewise, a home gym’s cost can be migrated if you and your friends decide to share the costs although it might just be easier for everyone to build their own gym at home and the group rotates houses during the week.
This home gym reviewed only shows some benefits of owning your own gym. Owning a home gym isn’t something that can be done on a weekend, however, and requires time and planning and of course actual use. So long as you focus on a routine either by yourself or with friends you can kiss those gyms’ membership fees goodbye and embrace a new and healthy you!