The human body is made to move. Unfortunately, the fact that so many jobs require long periods of sitting at a desk mean you don’t move as much as your body needs. One solution is to work out regularly. Since getting to the gym can be difficult, why not create your own home gym? Here are some of the reasons why this approach is worth the time and effort.
Home Gyms Make Working Out Convenient
One of the excuses for not working out is the amount of time it takes to get to and from a gym or athletic club. You already face a daily commute to the office. By the time you get to work then travel back home, the idea of going out again holds no appeal. Even if you try to work in a trip to the gym on the way to work or on the way home, things don’t always turn out.
By contrast, having your own workout space at home makes it easier to work out. Use it as part of your morning wake-up routine or make it a vital part of the way you unwind after a busy day at work. Since you’re working out in your own space, there’s no commute, no traffic, and no waiting in line to use any weights or machines. That improves the odds that you’ll stick with your workout routine.
You Don’t Need a Lot of Space
One of the misconceptions about home gyms is that they have to take up a lot of space. In fact, they don’t require much at all. You can easily convert a spare bedroom into a credible home gym. A corner of the garage will also do. During nice weather, you can store some of the equipment on a covered back porch or patio and have the idea place to work out.
Much of what you need is somewhat small in stature. For example, you can use dumbbells for all sorts of exercise routines and only need one simple rack to house all of them. Even those who live in apartments can likely carve out a little space for some basic workout equipment.
You Don’t Feel as If You’re On Display
Those who feel a little self-conscious about using equipment in a public gym are likely to find home gyms to be the ideal solution. No one is around to watch as you make those first awkward repetitions of a new exercise. Nobody notices that you’re starting out with relatively low amounts of weight. Instead, you can move along at your own pace and feel perfectly comfortable.
Work Out Whenever You Like
Not everyone works a nine to five schedule. If you work in a profession that requires ongoing schedule changes, fitting in trips to the gym may be difficult. That won’t happen if you have your on setup at home.
Go ahead and buy push-up bars, some weights, and a few other basics. Set them up somewhere in the home. No matter what hours you work, your personal gym is always open and ready for use.
These are only some of the reasons to consider setting up a home gym. Can you think of a few more? Go ahead and give this solution a try. After working out at home for a month or so, you’ll wonder why it took so long to think of this idea.