Work Out At A Gym Or At Home?

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Making the decision of where you will go to exercise is a very important step in reaching your goals of fitness. A lot of factors go into this
decision, and each one should be evaluated well before you start exercising. Once you have made a decision on where to exercise, you can move on to deciding how you plan to work out.

As you probably know, exercising at home has many advantages. The out of pocket expense is one of the best advantages. With the gas prices being what
they are today, it is quite obvious that you’ll save money on fuel as well as wear and tear on your vehicle by choosing to exercise at home.

Memberships to a gym can often be quite expensive and may include other things that you don’t need such as child care or swimming pools. ( I have a gym membership because I like to swim laps and use the spin bikes five days a week.) You also won’t need to be concerned about the latest  trends of exercise gear as you most likely will be exercising by yourself at home. (No waiting for weight machines at home:)

Keep in mind that working out at home will cost you. Possibly even more than going to the gym.  You’ll need to get weights, barbells or machines or both.  Let’s not forget the bench for the chest press and a lot of other fun stuff.

Even though you may plan to run, it is very important that you have high quality running shoes. This statement applies to any type of equipment that
you may purchase to use at home. If you go out and buy cheap equipment, you’ll probably end up getting hurt or getting frustrated because you aren’t making any progress.

Along with the financial gains, exercising at  home may also help those who don’t like to work out in public. If you are worried about how you
look in gym clothes, it is very comforting to know that the only person who has to be with you when you exercise at home is you. Also, when you exercise at home, you don’t need to worry about time at all.

Those of you who are motivated by being with people you know or come to know while working out away from home, a gym may be a better idea than working out at home. At the gym, you’ll also have more of a selection of equipment as well, far more than you’ll have at home.

If you need other services than just weights and equipment, the gym may have just what you need. If you plan to swim a triathlon, you’ll find the
swimming pool at the gym to be just what you need to prepare yourself. Swimming is also a great exercise for your body and cardio, as it will work
muscles in your body that you probably didn’t even know you had.

Gyms will also offer you classes that you may find very motivating. If you attend class on a regular basis, you may be motivated enough to continue
so you don’t have to defend yourself when asked where you’ve been or what you have been doing. You can also meet new people in class, or just help others along if you choose.

All in all, making the choice of exercising at  home or at the gym is a choice you should make based on your goals and personal preference. The
most important decision you’ll need to make is to determine what type of environment you want to be in and how you want to accomplish the
fitness goals in your life.

Once you have given it some thought and weighed out the pros and cons, you’ll have no problem making the choice. Always keep in mind that
once you’ve made your choice, you can always switch if you aren’t happy with the choice you made.

May Your Next Workout be AWESOME!!!

Thomas W.

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Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise. "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do. I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people. "You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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