The gym is a great place to mingle with like-minded individuals, learn more about general fitness and simply get out of your house for a while. Despite all the positive impacts gym life can have on an individual, the gym environment simply isn’t for everyone.
Many folks find the gym to be intimidating and uninviting while some can’t afford to go, and others don’t have the time to regularly commute to and from the gym. If this sounds like you, it may be time to consider installing a fitness space inside your own home. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of an at-home gym and if it's the right fit for your fitness needs.
The average gym goer tends to live within 4 miles of their gym. While that may not seem like a lot, after multiple visits per week each year, the cost of that commute can add up over time. On top of that, the cost of a gym membership tends to average upwards of 50 dollars per month.
Establishing an at-home gym may seem costly, however it can pay for itself over time. If you don’t have the cash up front to afford a home renovation or certain gym equipment, there are plenty of financing options available to aid in setting up your at-home gym.
If you have built up equity in your home, you can take advantage of a home equity loan or even take out a personal loan to avoid the initial payment for any changes needed to be made to your home.
There are also certain advantages to using credit cards for minor renovations; however, buyers should pay close attention to interest rates and use their balance with caution.
While it may not seem like you’re saving money at first, your renovation is more of a long-term investment and the savings will surely become more apparent over time.
Sometimes it may seem like there are simply not enough hours in the day and setting aside time to work out or take classes just doesn’t work with your schedule. Adhering to strict gym hours and class schedules can make a one-hour workout an entire evening affair. Setting up an at-home gym can be a massive time saver and make staying healthy a lot more doable.
The major benefit of having an at-home gym is cutting out the daily commute to and from your gym. Not having to leave your home to get in a good workout can save you from wasting hundreds of hours yearly behind the wheel.
Having a home gym is vastly beneficial for anyone working from home as well, as it is readily available for you to use, and you can squeeze in several shorter workouts throughout the workday.
One of the major deterrents for people looking to get into fitness is the fact that they don’t know where to begin and may feel uncomfortable working out in front of others as they learn and grow. While the fitness community is very accepting and non-judgmental, it can still be difficult to shake that sense of uneasiness when starting out.
Having access to your own personal gym gives you an opportunity to try out new exercises and workouts in your own home easing any anxiety that you might have felt had you gone to a public gym.
In addition, setting up your own gym gives you the ability to customize your space to fit your lifestyle and fitness goals. Having a space that you can make your own is great if you’re looking to work out as part of physical therapy or have limited mobility.
This way, you have everything you need right in one spot. If you’re sure to utilize your time and equipment, working out at home can be just as effective as working out in a gym, if not more.
As stated prior, working out in a gym isn’t for everyone, but many still have the drive and desire to work out without going to the gym. Setting up your home with a space dedicated to working out can finally give you the ability to continually hit your fitness goals in the comfort of your own home.
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