Going to the gym is either a yay or a nay for most people. For some, it’s exciting to get that monthly membership and be trained by a professional. For others, after a few tries in the gym, they feel that it’s going to be more of a chore than something they’d look forward to. Luckily, there are also advantages in exercising in your home that you won’t get in a gym. Here are some of the reasons why bodybuilding or burning calories are best done at home than in the gym.
When you exercise at the gym, you’re exercising with a lot of other people, most of them you don’t know. You’d take public showers, use public equipment, and go side-by-side with them on the treadmills. Sometimes having a lot of people around you can be distracting and this could affect the quality of your workout.
When you work out at home, you’re free to move around as much as you want. You can wear whatever you want and you can turn up your music without bothering anybody. All of these things, though small, contribute to you getting excited and pumped up to exercise.
- You can exercise, anytime, any day
One of the best things about having your own gym in your home is that you don’t have to worry about closing and opening hours. When you have free time, you can just start exercising. There’s no need to make reservations or check the availability of trainers because everything else is in your home. Working out can’t be as accessible as this. And for a bonus, you don’t have to drive a car and pay for parking just to exercise.
- Less is more
This saying applies to a lot of things – makeup, outfits, gadgets, and even gym equipment. There are a lot of gym equipment you’ll find at your gym but you wouldn’t need all of them. At the very least, you’d need weights and a treadmill, but you can do away with all the sophisticated gym equipment that you won’t use. If you have enough resources, you can buy gym equipment that you yourself need and put it in your home. You would eventually develop a gym routine that is designed for you and your body’s needs.
- It will save you money
Remember the time when you purchased a monthly membership and ended up not using it after the first try? Well, exercising at home will help you save on regrets and other costs because there are no membership fees. There are also no fees for gym use because it’s your own place. The only costs you’ll need are the equipment or the personal trainer you want to hire. Although they can be expensive, there are gym equipment that you can improvise using home supplies.
- You can focus on yourself and yourself only
Hitting the gym sometimes hits your insecurities because you see more fit people who “are getting somewhere” with their exercises. You get distracted by them and in worst cases, you’d even feel jealous of their progress. If you work out at home, there’s no need to compare yourself with others because it’s just you. Being alone exercising will boost your self-confidence because it trains your mind to focus on yourself alone. There’s no one else that can pick your interest and get distracted.
- You learn to educate yourself
Last but not the least is learning about fitness. When you’re at home without a personal trainer, you will end up researching on what exercises fit your body or body type that you want to achieve. If you want to lose weight, you’d go to fitness channels that give you exercises to burn calories. The same thing applies when you want to tone your body. In any case, exercising at home will train you to educate yourself in fitness. It will also give you additional insight on changing your lifestyle (especially your diet) so that the impact of your workout is more obvious.
In summary, there are a lot of pros in exercising at home. From privacy to lesser distractions, your home will provide a lot of advantages. However, before you decide where to exercise, first know what goal you want to achieve and what you need (equipment and movement) to achieve it.