Benefits Of Having A Home Gym
Exercising with gym equipment is one of the best things you can do for your body. Although, going to the gym can be embarrassing, inconvenient, restrictive, expensive, and sometimes a little disgusting. It is not surprising that 67 percent of people with gym memberships never use them.
If you are like many people who try a membership, you start to make excuses about skipping the gym. You might even start using some of the most common excuses for avoiding the gym, such as “It takes too much time,” and “It costs too much.”
You might be surprised to learn that a home gym provides all the health benefits of using exercise equipment without all the headaches or excuses. Here are just few benefits of having a home gym:
“I don’t want people watching me as I work out.”
“I’m not exactly sure what I’m doing, and I don’t want people to see me trying to figure it out.”
“People just go to pick up dates.”
A home gym provides the ultimate in privacy – there are no onlookers gawking at you, no pressure while you learn, and no need to look sexy while you sweat.
“I don’t feel like getting ready to go to the gym.”
“My good workout clothes are in the laundry.”
“It will be too late by the time I get there – the gym will already be closed.”
“It looks like rain/snow” or “It’s too nice outside to go to the gym.”
You do not have to get ready or wear special clothes to your home gym – you can even exercise before your shower and wear your favorite ragtag workout clothes for a few days in between washings. Since your home gym is conveniently located inside your own house, you can work out any time you like, and you will never have to drive in crummy weather. You can also squeeze in a quick workout before heading out to enjoy a beautiful day in the sun.
“The gym is too far. I won’t have time to get there and back before work”
“Traveling to the gym each day takes a lot of gas and is hard on my car.”
“I’ll have to hire a babysitter before I leave the house.”
Traveling to your favorite gym can take a tremendous amount of time out of your busy day. Getting to your home gym, however, is a very short commute. You don’t even have to get a babysitter.
Saves You Money
“Gym memberships are too expensive.”
“Personal training costs a fortune.”
“Driving to the gym costs too much in gas and other expenses.”
“Workout gear is pricey.”
It’s true – the average cost of a gym membership is $58 per month. Personal trainers and extra services, such as nutrition advice, just add on to the costs.
Home gyms can save you a tremendous amount of money. Take the ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill and a iFit® Coach Membership, for example. The ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill is a one-time payment of $1,299 and the 2-year iFit Coach Membership is an additional $216 (just $9 per month) for personal training that includes unlimited workouts anywhere in the world, nutrition advice, and a sleep tracker. That breaks down to the following:
The cost breakdown of a Home Gym looks like this:
Year 1 – $1299 (one-time payment for the ProForm Pro 2000) + $216 (one-time payment for a 2-year iFit Coach Membership).
Year 2 – $0 (with iFit® personal training- $9 per month totaling $108 per year).
Home Gym Total – $1,515.00
Depending on where you live and the type of gym you use, your membership will cost about $30 to $60 per month. A personal trainer will cost you an additional $25 to $65 per session or more.
The cost breakdown of a gym membership looks like this:
Year 1– $720 (annual gym membership- $60 per month) + $2,600 (annual personal training session- $25 twice per week) +$50 (gas to to get to the gym based on 5 miles twice a week and national average gas price of $2.37 with a car that gets 25 miles per gallon in city)
Gym Membership 1st Year Subtotal – $3,370.00
Year 2– $720 (annual gym membership- $60 per month) + $2,600 (annual personal training session- $25 twice per week) +$50 (gas to to get to the gym based on 5 miles twice a week and national average gas price of $2.37 with a car that gets 25 miles per gallon in city)
Gym Membership 2nd Year Subtotal – $3,370.00
Gym Membership Grand Total – $6,740.00
No Time Limitation
“I don’t have time to drive to the gym and workout.”
“It takes longer to get to the gym than it does to work out.”
“Working out at the gym takes too much time.”
“The gym is a little creepy at night.”
Sometimes you need to work out in the wee hours of the morning or late in the evening. Your home gym is open 24/7, giving you the opportunity to exercise when it is convenient for you.
“I don’t like the music in the gym.”
“My gym won’t allow certain exercises.”
You are the boss of your home gym. Work out however you desire and blast your favorite music.
“Some people take up machines just to sit around and gab.”
“My gym is always crowded.”
You are always first in line to use your home gym equipment. Whether you want to use the treadmill first or last, it is always up to you.
“The gym is full of germs.”
Since you are the only one that uses your home exercise equipment, you will never have to worry about cleanliness. Keep it as clean or as dirty as you want!
Stop making excuses and start enjoying all the benefits of a home gym today.