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Exercising Long Term at Home Vs the Gym

Exercising Long Term at Home Vs the Gym

Exercising for the long haul is a great way to improve your health, strength, and mobility as you begin to age, feel as though you want to change, or have medical reasons for improvement.

Deciding where to exercise – whether in the safety and convenience of your home, or at the gym where you have a bigger variety of equipment can be a tough decision to make.

Let’s start with your home, since that’s the most convenient place to work out if you have the room to do it. Just about any exercise can be performed with bodyweight alone, and some can even be done with a chair, couch, or affordable equipment such as a pullup bar and dumbbells.

Instead of shelling out hundreds of dollars on a trainer, you can look to sources such as YouTube and other workout programs on DVDs to show you a variety of workouts that can be done at the house.

Because of convenience, budget friendliness, and privacy, the home workout routines can definitely be a competitor with any gym out there. Speaking of the gym, there are some unique advantages that the gym has as well.

A variety of equipment at your disposal is perhaps the biggest benefit and main reason that everyone gets a gym membership in the first place. Some gyms are very price efficient at only ten to twenty dollars a month and include a variety of machines, weights and tools that would take up too much room at your house.

Other gyms may have more amenities such as saunas, pools, and sport rooms at higher prices from thirty to a hundred dollars per month. It really comes down to what you’re looking for in a gym and what your budget is at the end of the day.

Personal trainers on the floor are also a great perk of having a gym membership because they will be more than happy to assist you with any exercise to make sure you have proper form.

And for an additional fee, they can write your whole program and stick around your workout to make sure you’re always progressing safely. Gyms can be crowded at times however, so make sure that you go when you feel comfortable.

Home workouts – although are great – can be limited in the variety of exercises you can do compared to what’s available at the gym. Try working out at home for a couple of weeks first so that you can get in the routine of working out, then once your body has adapted to the change, try asking for a free one week trial at a gym to see which style works best for you – and don’t be afraid to enjoy both if it helps you adhere to your program for the long haul.