Many of us are probably thinking the same thing when it comes to fitness. Why pay the gym all that money when you can just buy equipment at home and workout there? Not only do you save on monthly fees but ton gas money too. In this article we will see if investing in gym equipment is the right choice for your modern home.
On the average gym fees are usually around $50-$75 per month depending on the gym and location. Gym equipment on the other hand can easily cost hundreds of dollars more. Aside from this you will need to buy different kinds of equipment to do different exercises. Dumbbells are not so bad but remember that you might need to use different weights. If you don’t mind spending hundreds of dollars on equipment then it’s ok to invest in a home gym. However if the monthly fee is more affordable then continue with your gym membership.
Some people need motivation in order to get them moving. Motivation might be in the form of a bossy personal trainer or other people that go in the gym. He or she might have the body you’re working to have. The gym is for people who need physical motivation. While you can always fire or refuse to do your trainer’s suggestions remember that you’re paying them to do so. However, if you can motivate yourself into working by yourself then perhaps exercising at home is alright.
When you’re in a gym you are surrounded by different equipment that can do different exercises. This variety is what some people are looking for. They want spin class one day and then cross-fit the next day. If you’re one of those people who need variety in their exercise then the gym is a good choice. However if you’re just happy working on your pull-up bar or dumbbells then mixing it up with a bike ride or a jog then save your money and stay at home.
Some gyms have extra services such as aromatherapy, massage, sauna and other services that can soothe aching muscles. While these services do come with a price, it can really be relaxing when somebody takes care of your aches and pains. It is also a good reward to receive these services after a good pounding at the gym. When you’re at home you still need to drive somewhere else in order to receive these services.
There will be times when the gym will be full of other people working out. If you’re one of those who like to be alone or like their privacy while you sweat and grunt the gym will seem like a very crowded place. However, if you revel in socializing or like exercising with other people the gym is a good idea.
Sometimes it is a good idea to go out of your comfort zone once in a while. If you need a break from your modern home in Arizona you can check out some of the local gyms nearby. They might be able to let you join on a month-to-month basis which can be cheaper than buying your own equipment. However if you like working out alone and can afford the home gym then go for it.
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