Wondering if you should buy your own gym equipment to exercise at home or simply pay for a gym membership?
First, let’s all run the numbers. The average price of a gym membership is $50 per month. That ends up costing you $600 per year. Over the course of five years, you will end up paying around $3,000!
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to spend this kind of cash when purchasing your own equipment. If you’re still unsure, consider these added benefits of a home gym.
- Save Money
When you don’t hold a gym membership, you don’t have to worry about random fee increases or jumping through hoops if you need to cancel your membership or put your membership on hold.
- Work Out When You Want
Being told that there are certain times a day that you can’t work out, such as late nights, weekends, or holidays, can be inconvenient and strenuous on your schedule. When you decide on buying your own gym equipment, you can feel free to work out early on Sunday mornings, at 3am, or whenever you want to sneak a workout routine into your day.
- Public Gyms Can Make You Sick
When you visit a public gym, you inadvertently expose yourself to a wide range of germs. You might catch a cold, contract an infection from the shower room floor, or subject yourself to a number of germs and illnesses from members who frequent the facility.
- Better Concentration
When you work out in the comfort of your own home, there are no loud TVs, music, or the sound of multiple people working out around you. This can all be detrimental to your personal workout program. When you work out at home, you can choose where your workout equipment is placed and the environment that you want to work out in.
- More Time with Family
Working out at home means that you can spend more time with your family. There’s no need for expensive sitters and a drive across town. Now you can work out when it’s convenient for you and go right back to your family’s activities when you’re finished, all without leaving the comfort of your own home.
- Pricey Attire Is Not Required
One of the best things about working out at home is that it can literally be done in your skivvies! You don’t have to worry about impressing other members with your expensive gym attire, which can add hundreds to your yearly gym cost.
- Total Access to All Equipment
Waiting for equipment to become available during the busier times at the gym can completely derail your workout plans for the day. At home, you can use any machine whenever you want!
- No Embarrassment
Sometimes working out in front of others can be embarrassing and stressful. It’s difficult to focus on your own self-improvement when you are surrounded by large numbers of people. At home, you have no reason to feel self-conscious and nothing to distract you from your own workout goals.