Deciding whether to install your own home gym or get a membership at a local gym can be a tough decision for many. The right decision really depends on the individual.
Fitness shouldn’t be complicated, it should be simple. You should be able to workout at any time you choose, and with as much intensity as you want for the best possible results. Owning a home gym solves these issues, to make working out simple.
If you are debating which decision is best for you, consider these 5 benefits of owning your own home gym:
With a home gym you can avoid membership fees
While getting a gym membership may seem like the most rational fiscal decision, it will actually cost you more over time. Gym memberships are advertised as being affordable, but with time they can become a financial burden. In just 1 year, a $30/month membership will cost you $360. That is not even including the startup fee, and not to mention many memberships cost even more. For the money you would spend on a year long membership to a gym, you could have paid off a chunk of your home gym expenses.
How to avoid distractions when working out?
In a public gym facility there are many stimuli that can divert your attention from your goals. Whether the gym has a bad choice of workout music, or you simply get distracted from people watching, a public gym has many distractions that can decrease focus. Lack of focus ultimately decreases the quality of your results, and that’s what the gym is all about, isn’t it? A home gym can allow you to stay focused and avoid distractions.
Do you hold back when working out in a public gym?
Building on the distractions associated with a public gym, many people find themselves holding back because they are afraid of how they will look if they are going “too hard.” This becomes a major obstacle in reaching your fitness goals. When you are working out in the privacy of your own home, you can work at any level of intensity without having the fear of being judged.
Save time in your workout
In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it becomes easy to tell yourself “I don’t have enough time to exercise.” While you may think you are the busiest person alive, I can assure you that there is someone busier out there who hits the gym every day of the week! Whether you workout at home or you have a gym membership, it is a commitment that takes time.
Having a home gym can cut down on the time involved with exercising in multiple ways:
- You don’t have to drive to and from the gym
- Utilize your gym to get in quick workouts
- Save time by not having to wait for equipment
- Higher intensity workouts may reduce the time of your workout
Increase the likelihood of getting a workout in
Going to a commercial gym takes more time, involves a monthly membership fee, may create distractions, and for many, inhibits them from training at the highest intensity.
With having a home gym, you have the freedom to workout whenever you want without the burdens of going to a public gym. Working out becomes easier, so you will be more likely to do it. This is the number one reason people go for home gym setups in the first place.
If any of these issues are relevant to your personal situation, then a home gym may be the way to go for you!
The first step in creating your own home gym is installing a high-quality floor for your equipment and dynamic workouts. Abacus has the perfect Home Gym Kit for your project! These interlocking tiles are easy to install and will last for years. Check it out!