Training at Home or at the Gym?

Many people enjoy the privacy of training in their own home gym. There is no wait to use a machine and they can play whatever music they want- and it’s open 24/7. But some enjoy the social atmosphere and variety at a gym.

What is better, working out at the gym or at home?

What are some of the favorable and unfavorable reasons to workout at the gym?

What are some of the favorable and unfavorable reasons to workout at home?

Think of your home gym as a Fortress of Solitude. Void of all distractions, training alone in your home gym allows you to focus on the task at hand. Your home gym can be your escape from daily duties and a sanctuary. Your happy place. In the privacy of a home gym, you don’t have to wait for anybody. There’s no need to wait in line to use the squat rack, there’s no working in, and there’s no need to make small talk with acquaintances. Just YOU, and the equipment!

There’s nothing more convenient than having a gym in your own home. NOTHING. When you have a home gym in your basement or garage, most excuses are rendered invalid. The top excuses include:

“I don’t have time”

“The gym is closed”

“The gym is too far”

“I have to work overtime tonight”

“It’s too cold outside to go to the gym”

“My car broke down so I can’t go to the gym”

“I’m too lazy to go to the gym”

When you have a home gym, none of these excuses apply to you anymore.

Do you have a busy work day ahead of you? No problem. Wake up 45-60 minutes earlier and have a quick workout in your home gym before heading out to work.

The advantage of a home gym is that you only pay one fee, and you’re set for life. When you join a commercial gym, however, you must continue to pay a fee every year. After many years, these fees add up and you end up wasting a whole lot of money.

A home gym may seem expensive at first, but when you put into perspective the long term costs of yearly membership fees compared to the one-time payment of a home gym, you will see that a home gym is a better investment. But it need not mean you need to go out and spend a fortune on a Universal Gym, or other multifunctional pieces of equipment.   THE GOOD NEWS: is if you have a set of dumbbells, kettle bells, resistant bands, jump rope or a treadmill, stationary bike or any other piece of equipment in your basement or spare room currently collecting dust, or being used as a clothes rack  –  you have the makings of a home gym and enough to get on the road to better fitness!