Home Gym vs Public Gym
Why train at home rather than going the grind with a bunch
of like-minded people at the public gym?
Here are a few reasons:
– Cost- A gym membership for a year can seem costly against
buying equipment that will last longer.
– Privacy- If currently unfit it can seem more attractive
to train with privacy.
– Time restraints- Busy lifestyles may mean odd hours to
train, which may not fit into opening hours.
– No pressure- watching others train at a higher level can
sometimes put undue pressure on us to perform before
– Less complex- often, walking into a public gym can seem
overwhelming trying to work out which machine does what and
where to start.
– No waiting- At home you never need to wait for equipment
to be free.
– Convenience- no travelling, no packing gear, no shared
amenities, no forgotten water bottles.
Take care to eat well, and get good advice on safety.
Starting out can be on a small scale, and gradually build
up the equipment.
Never start out blind, without a sensible training plan and
correct technique. If you cause yourself an injury, or
don’t get the desired results, any effort will be wasted
and that can be disheartening. If overweight, or haven’t
trained in a while, a quick checkup at the doctor is
Home gym offers many positive points, provided you get
proper advice beforehand. Buy good equipment, or be
prepared for cheaper to last a shorter distance