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What are the benefits of investing in a Home Gym: Image: Carl Barcelo, Unsplash

What are the benefits of investing in a Home Gym

Owning a home gym will make exercising easier and you won’t have to spend so much time away from your family.

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What are the benefits of investing in a Home Gym: Image: Carl Barcelo, Unsplash

We all have busy schedules and we do our best to maintain a healthy life/work balance. Oftentimes, exercising falls at the bottom of our list of priorities because we simply don’t have enough free time. Going to the gym can be a time-consuming activity, especially if you don’t have a gym near your home. Packing gym clothes, driving to the gym, working out, and coming back home will often take more than two hours and when you come home at 6 PM, feeling tired, hungry, and having lots of chores to take care of, going to the gym will be the last thing you feel like doing.

The truth is being fit shouldn’t be difficult. To achieve great results, you need to make exercising a fun activity that doesn’t eat up all of your free time and that is not expensive. And we come bearing good news – doing regular physical activities can be easier and more practical than you thought. First, think of all the different ways in which you can exercise – you can do Yoga, Pilates, dancing, aerobics, planking, stretching, lifting weights, or a combination of these activities. And here comes the good part – all of these activities can be done at home if you set up a home gym.

Owning a home gym will make exercising easier and you won’t have to spend so much time away from your family. In addition to that, you can try exercising in shorter sessions that, according to specialists, are just as effective as longer ones. Being able to do multiple workouts in one day is just one of the many advantages that come with owning a home gym, so let’s take a look at other ways in which a home gym will make your life easier.

Benefit #1–You can work out whenever you want

If you’ve ever had a gym membership, you probably already know that you can’t go to the gym whenever you want. Some gyms have more permissive schedules, while others restrict you to certain intervals. Predicting your schedule one month in advance can be difficult and most people will postpone going to the gym more often than anticipated. In fact, more than 60% of gym memberships go completely unused, and this is something that benefits gym owners. And among those who make an effort and use their gym membership, only a handful of these people become regular clients. Studies have shown that 56.6% of gym members go twice a week, 20% go once a week, 6% go once a month, and 7.4% go even more seldom.

As you can see, for most people, things don’t always go as planned, and this is usually owed to the fact that we don’t have a lot of free time. This situation can easily be solved by having a home gym – you won’t ever have to worry about that unused membership and you’ll be able to work out whenever you have some extra time. You can do it between chores, when your kids are at school, at midnight, or very early in the morning.

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Benefit #2 –You save money

This might seem counterintuitive at first because setting up a home gym can be a bit pricey. This, of course, depends on whether you have a free room, a basement, a garage or a garden cabin. If you don’t have a lot of extra space in your home, you can invest in a garden house which will make a perfect home gym. Garden houses are versatile buildings that can be used for anything you need, so you can easily repurpose them if you change your mind about having a home gym. So, you might have to spend some money at first, but long term, you will eventually save money by not having to pay for a gym membership, gym clothes, and for gas or public transport.

Benefit #3 – You can spend more time with friends and family

If you have a full-time job and some chores, your day is already pretty full and chances are you won’t get to spend a lot of time with your friends and family. Add one or two hours spent at the gym and you and your partner will probably only meet before going to bed. This is an unpleasant situation that can easily be avoided by owning a home gym. If you exercise at home, your family can also join and if they don’t want, you will still be close by and you will spend more time with them as soon as you finish your workout. Your friends will also be able to join you and you can spend the evening together without planning in advance.

Benefit #4 – A healthier environment

Working out in your home will also mean that you won’t have to come in contact with too many strangers. Gyms are oftentimes very careful about hygiene but let’s be honest, cleaning the equipment after each use is an impossible task, so germs will still spread around. Studies have shown that each square inch of gym equipment is inhabited by 1 million germs. This means that a treadmill is dirtier than a toilet seat that usually has around 50 bacteria per square inch. When you use your own equipment, you don’t have to worry about other people’s germs and sweat.

Benefit #5 – A home gym is a safe and private environment

If you haven’t exercised in a while, you might feel a bit insecure and self-conscious about working out in public. Gyms are often filled with athletic people who might seem a bit judgmental towards newcomers. Working out at home will be much more comfortable and you won’t have to worry about other people watching you exercise. In addition to that, you’ll be able to dance to your favourite music, sing while you do aerobics, and do anything that energizes you and makes you feel good.

In Conclusion

These are just a few benefits that come with owning a home gym. Being able to decorate and choose your equipment, doing things at your own pace, saving money, working out in a clean environment, and spending time with your friends and family are things that will have a positive impact on your overall well-being and quality of life.