I had always been a fitness freak- ate healthy food, took the stairs instead of the elevator and played at least one sport regularly. But it wasn’t until recently that I actually started working out. For many years I debated over whether to join a gym or get some exercising equipment to start my own little gym at home. If the same thought has got you confused then consider yourself lucky because by the end of this post you will be able to make a decision (hopefully!) I must tell you that working out at the gym and exercising at home both have their benefits and drawbacks so it really is up to you to compare and see which one is better suited for you.
Lets Us Start With Working Out At The Gym.
Helps You Set A Goal and Stick To It
When you hit the gym, chances are that you have completed all your other works for the day and can now completely set your mind to exercising. You go to the gym with only one thing on your mind and that is to work out and achieve your goals quicker.
You will hardly ever find yourself alone in the gym and seeing and having others exercising around you will motivate you to do better. You will not find yourself lazing out and grow a challenging attitude to be the best among the many others surrounding you.
Professional Assistance and Advice
Gym instructors are trained to help you achieve your target in body weight, shape and fitness. This is especially beneficial to those who do not have much experience or knowledge on how to use certain types of machines, what exercises to do for their specific body types and how to master the correct forms.
Wide Range of Exercising Machines
Exercise machines can be expensive and not everyone can afford to invest in all the necessary equipments that are required to get that perfect body. A good gym will have a lot of different exercise machines which you can access at all times.
Unless of course you own the gym, you will have to pay for membership and a monthly or yearly fee which not everyone can afford.
You will have to maintain a tight schedule and set your routine according to the gym’s operating times.
You will have to work out in the middle of other gym members and if sweating and doing weird exercise maneuvers make you shy then you might feel worse when you have to do it in front of strangers.
Now that you have read both the pros and cons of going to the gym, check out Working out at home.
Lots of Freedom
It is your home so you are boss. You can set your work out sessions the way you wish to. In simple words you make the rules here.
No Waiting in Line
Unlike at a gym where you will have to wait your turn to use a machine, at home everything is there waiting for you to use. No more sharing.
Your home gym will be much cleaner and safer than the local gym because of the lesser number of people using it. In the gym, you are prone to be in contact with more germs because even if everyone is being cautious, you can never be completely sure.
Once you have bought the necessary equipments and items to set up your gym, there will be no extra costs (except for electricity bills of course) to worry about like monthly fees or yearly membership fee increments.
You Can Give Up Easily
When you are working out at home you tend to be more relaxed and it could make you lazy.
No Professional Help
You will be left to find your way through your work out sessions without anyone guiding you or pointing out your mistakes. Unless you have years of experience, you may be at risk of not knowing the correct forms while you exercise.
As you can see, working out at both locations can be good while both have their negative sides to them. I spend a lot of time in the gym but also maintain a routine at home because the two places fill up each other’s gaps. But if you must choose just one then maybe first finding out what factors you can and cannot do without might help you choose.