Benefits and Advantages of Home Gyms
Sometimes, the gym can be intimidating, whether it's the gym bros flexing in their stringlets or equipment so complex you need a master's degree before you can use it. But who has the money or space for a home gym? Well, I'm here to deliver the good news; you probably do.
These days, many multi-gyms and all-in-one trainers combine multiple pieces of gym equipment into one conveniently compact footprint. And so that you don't have to break the bank to break a sweat at home, you can choose from lower-priced, entry-level machines that are becoming increasingly common. Alternatively, if you're set on the biggest and baddest version, you can use one of the many financing options available to pay it off incrementally.
If you need more convincing, there are plenty of other benefits to owning a home gym that I have conveniently outlined for you below.
Who enjoys the commute to the gym? Show of hands. Rounded to the nearest whole number, that would be ZERO hands. Commuting to the gym is one of the biggest barriers to establishing a consistent fitness routine. At best, it's a good way to wind down post-workout, but really, it's a huge time waster and often the last thing you feel like doing when you wake up or get home from work. But if your gym was a mere walk down the hallway, you could spend less time commuting and more time working on your fitness goals.
Customisation is an appropriately broad term that refers to a couple of benefits crucial in deciding whether a home gym is right for you. First, customise your workout experience. Love to crank up your pump-up tunes all the way? Or catch up on your favourite shows while you sweat it out? Go for it! Prefer to focus on your workout in silence? Not a problem, it's your gym, you do you! The beauty of having a home gym is you can create the ideal environment for your workouts that just aren't possible (or polite) in a shared space.
Now let's talk about equipment customisation. A home gym lets you pick the gym equipment best suited to your space and fitness goals. Prefer to smash out cardio on an exercise bike rather than a rower? All good, just grab the bike. No room for a rack of dumbbells? Grab a set of adjustable dumbbells. Not only that, but once you have the equipment, set it up to suit you. You won't need to readjust the height of the exercise bike seat before hopping on. The last person to use it was you, which I'm sure is also a comforting thought for all the germophobes out there.
Let's face it, sometimes the hardest part of working out is mustering up the motivation. But with a home gym, the challenge becomes concocting plausible excuses. You don't have to worry about braving the elements or dealing with the crowds. Plus, the ability to customise your space can lend to a more low-stress workout experience. No waiting for someone to finish using a bench - that's your bench!
Let us not forget about the all-important post-workout routine. With a home gym, you're never more than a few steps away from a private bathroom, so you can say goodbye to the dreaded gym shower and sweaty commute home. A nutritious and replenishing post-workout meal or shake is mere moments away once you're wrapping it up in the home gym. Just stroll into the kitchen (where abs are made), and Robert's your father's brother!
Getting fit and then staying fit is a tough gig at times, but it is vital for living a physically and mentally healthy life. So while there are plenty of avenues to conquering your fitness goals, if a home gym is the difference between a fitness routine that is non-existent and one that is consistent, it's an invaluable asset and one well worth investing in.