We all want to make exercise as part of our daily routine. Sometimes it’s difficult to find the time to exercise as much as we need to, and that’s without making any excuses. The main two options are:
• Training At Home.
• Training In the Gym.
But which is the right choice for you? Does heading all the way down to the gym take up too much time in itself? Is nothing really local to you? And do you wish there were certain aspects of the gym that you could change? So that being said, would the solution to these issues be to own your own home gym?
Think about it, the benefits are:
• No waiting in line for equipment.
• Playing your own favourite songs.
• You can eat straight after without paying high café bar prices.
• You don’t have to carry all of your work out gear around.
No more feeling self-conscious. Having said all that, the downside of this means that you won’t be seeing those all familiar faces or having chats in the changing rooms. You’ll miss out on the atmosphere itself. But I guess it’s down to the individual to decide if that’s not a problem for them personally. If you were to create your own home gym, you’d need to decide how it was going to be set out, what equipment you’d need and why.
Different people tend to focus on certain types of equipment to achieve their goals as I’m sure you’ve noticed when down at your local gym. It’s also obvious that you will (probably) have a lower budget than that of your average gym chain, so unless you really want to spend thousands upon thousands of pounds – you’ll need to invest in the equipment that’s just right for you and your work-out.
So first you need a space – even if it’s a spare room that’s fine. A conservatory or an orangery would be amazing. Whatever the space, just ensure that you are comfortable there and that it’s a space you really like being in. Otherwise the temptation to skip a work out will be too high. Then keep it as your own, keep it neat, tidy, hygienic and a place you really want to go to and enjoy your exercise routine.
When you come to choose the actual equipment, it might be an idea to invest in one piece for your home gym, and then as you go along, add to it. For example you could start by adding a treadmill then the next month you could buy a rack of dumb bells and perhaps a mat for stretching afterwards. The choice is yours; just don’t forget you will be saving money on the gym membership plus other gym costs.
When you do come to have your first workout – it can be just the way you want it, in terms of colour, activity, music and even aroma! And don’t forget the best part – it’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! No more missing workouts for the holidays! Good luck!