Home gym equipment may be the answer for some people but not for all. The first thing you have to determine is what works best with your personality type. Is your workout more of a social activity or are you into the hard core workout for the sake of staying in shape?
Some people want to get right down to it and having home gym equipment makes it nice and easy to get there fast. There’s no traffic to fight or schedule to keep. You don’t need to plan so you know the building is open or the equipment isn’t in use. You just walk into your home gym and get started.
But for some people, that may mean removing the clothes that are hanging all over it. Far too many people get excited, buy equipment that fits well with their New Year’s resolutions and then that’s as far as it goes. They may try it out for a few days, get sore muscles, put it off for a few days and then never form the good habit. Their resolution of exercise quickly turns into a new spot to start hanging clothes.
It’s really a matter of giving it some thought before you get started. Will you be encouraged by having others to work out with? Or will you do more because you can walk down the hall or down into the basement and just get going and get it over with?
And budget may be something to consider too. Don’t break the bank on a gym membership or on home equipment until you’re pretty sure you’ll stick it out!
The most important thing you can do is make a plan that fits for you and then use that exercise equipment, wherever it is. Be practical and keep the end in mind. Stay focused on the results you are after and that anything worth having is worth the work it takes to get there. In this case, the workout is worth it.