5 Reasons You Need a Home Gym

With winters creeping in, you find yourself hitting the snooze button on your alarm all too often. And what do you give up on? Your morning workout, right?! Think you would be much fitter if working out was more convenient?

Get a home gym! It’s convenient, you don’t have to drive around to get to gym, it ensures privacy and it fits your schedule.

But if you aren’t convinced yet, here are 5 reasons you need a home gym to improve your fitness and stop making all those excuses!
1. It’s Excuse Proof

Modern gym by Mood Interieur

Yes, life has a way of getting in the way of your fitness plans. But your home gym becomes a fail-proof contingency plan. You can no longer blame lack of time, drab weather or lagging motivation to skip your workouts! Inspired? Here you can check out some home gym ideas.

2. It Gives You A Flexible Schedule

Modern gym by Neil Dusheiko Architects

Is the fact that your gym only functions at specific hours (which, by the way, all interfere with other plans) your biggest pet peeve? Well, set up a home gym and work out when you want and for as long as you want! You don’t even have to stick to a gym’s set schedule — strength training one day, HIIT the next, a simple cardio workout with some weight training the next. You save tons of time every day as you no longer have to brave traffic and weather elements just to get to your gym.

Get out of bed – get into your workout gear – hit the gym.

3. It Saves Time

Colonial style gym by Design Intervention

You have finished a run on the treadmill and have the row machine next on your schedule. But someone else is using it, and you need to wait your turn.

Well, you could wait around, or you could move onto the next exercise on your routine, or you could simply ditch it all and get your own home gym!

Yup, the biggest benefit of having a home gym is that you don’t waste a single minute of your scheduled 45 minute workout, because you never have to wait your turn for anything.

4. It Caters To Your Specific Needs

Eclectic style gym by Альбина Романова

Gym memberships are so expensive because every good gym has a huge setup with all possible exercise machines and paraphernalia. But, do you use it all? We are guessing not!

With a home gym, you keep your workouts simple and hence more do-able. Just buy the fitness equipment you really need so that you focus only on exercises that do work for you.

Plus, your home gym is free from distractions found at your local gym (read – 15 minutes wasted just on catching up what everyone else did over the weekend every Monday morn!) and you save money on expensive gym memberships too.

5. It Gives You Complete Privacy

Eclectic style gym by Bronx

Now if you are in serious need to build some muscle, the last thing you really want to do is lift weights like an amateur when you’re surrounded by (what looks like) pros. So – not – comfortable!

So if you feel uncomfortable at the gym and feel like everyone is looking at you, the privacy of your home gym is the best way to get your fitness levels back on track. P

Put on music that you like (since most gyms play crummy music anyways!) and try new exercises without feeling conscious.

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