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Gym VS Home (Which one to choose?)

So if your reading this article you've decided you want to work out, and you want it to be not only stress free, but understandable and fun. So that brings us to your first big decision, where to make these goals come true? Well I'm going to tell you about the different advantages of both working out at a gym, and also working out at home, and then I will leave you, to decide which one you want. First off let me start with working out at home.

Having a home gym is very handy, working out at home is going to give you the flexibility to train right under your fingertips, it's also going to save you a lot of time, because you don't have to waste it driving around. And because it's in your home, your going to get that privacy you can only get from being at home, this is especially great, if you're a shy or a self-conscious person, it can be hard stepping into an unfamiliar environment for the best of us, never mind all the buff bodies and professionals to boot, this can add to that unwanted uncomfortable feeling. And not having all those people in your home gym means, you won't have to wait in line, or get interrupted while you are in the middle of using equipment. And my favourite reason over all the others is that perhaps you will save money. You might have to make an initial investment to obtain your equipment ,if you don't already have some, but in the long run you won't be paying a monthly fee, and those monthly dues start to add up over time. A great way to get equipment is to ask friends, use the internet for sites like "craigslist or kijiji" or look at a second-hand store for something more reasonably priced. This is also a great choice if you have a busy schedule and perhaps, some times you could work-on your work-out when you first get up quickly in the morning or before you head to bed at night, or anytime in between, when you can find free time at home. I would not suggest this method however if you lack self-motivation, You are only going to get out of it what you put in to it, and being at the gym will most likely make you want to workout, just by being there and watching others do it.

Training at the gym is going to automatically give you that much needed motivation, everyone there has a common goal in mind, fitness, and there all there for the same reason, and that's to train. Because these people are there, you may be able to get help from them, maybe it could be asking a question related to working out or having someone spot you, when using a heavier weight. There is also the social aspect. Another advantage will be having new equipment. Because most gyms make good money, they can keep there equipment up-to-date, and that equipment your using is expensive, some machines can run in the thousand plus dollar ranges. You will also have more space in your home, as the equipment you are using is at the gym and is not taking up space at home. Most big gyms, also have other extras, like saunas and steam rooms, whirlpools and tanning beds, concession areas and VIP change rooms, plus many others. Finding the gym that suits you the best can take a while. Even though trainers pressure you into getting a membership on your tour (even using tactic's like "if you don't get it today, I cannot guarantee the price will not go up") don't let them pressure you into getting a membership, this is where employees make most of their pay cheque, do make sure you check out at least 3 gyms or more, and find the one your most comfortable with, price wise, people wise, equipment wise and space wise.

I hope this helps you decide where you want to train. And remember it's YOUR workout.


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