There is a shift going on moving from own gym memberships to having fitness equipment in our homes.
Working out at home has many advantages over having the once coveted gym or health club membership.
On this page we will take a look at both and why home fitness reigns supreme.
Everyone buys gym memberships with the best of intentions. You plan to go several times a week and take advantage of all the classes that they offer and even if you just plan on one or two a week you still envision yourself slimmer and trimmer in just a few short weeks. You have every intention of formulating a plan, and sticking to it. The problem is: the gym is too easy to avoid & the reasons for avoiding it are just too good.
It’s not laziness at all. You’re not lazy you just don’t have the time. Travel times to and from the gym are getting longer and longer: the last thing you want to do before or after work is spend some more time driving to a gym and fighting for a parking space. That’s assuming you even have the option: if you have kids to pick up or drop off, or chores to do at home, you may simply not have the time you feel you need to get a good workout at the gym.
This is where the benefits of home exercise equipment really shine.
You can snatch a few minutes here and there on the treadmill while dinner’s cooking and the added plus of being able to watch your kids while you work out. You can watch your own DVD’s or catch up on Pinterest or FB in the comfort of air conditioning set to your preference while you use a stationary bike, elliptical or treadmill.
Listening to music you like can really help to motivate as well as letting your mind relax and get into a calmer state without having to get back into the car and fight your way through traffic. When you’re done, you can take a shower in the comfort of your own bathroom, with all your favorite shampoos, soaps and towels right there waiting for you.
Most importantly, how many times can you look at a piece of exercise equipment before you run out of excuses? If you’re thinking, “You have no idea how many”, you might be surprised. Every time you see it, you’re reminded of the benefits it offers you, and you start thinking of ways to work it into your schedule almost without trying.