Do you want to start an exercise and workout routine? But… this doubt has arisen, and the truth is very understandable, because if we want to start something new we want to do it right from the beginning. That’s why we will help you a little bit to decide what is more convenient for you, a home gym or a gym.
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Is a home gym or a gym better?
Well, in reality, both options will help you achieve your goals. To find out if a home gym or a gym is better for you, the first thing you should do is self-analyze yourself by being honest with yourself and clarifying your needs.
Let’s look at that quickly. You need to analyze yourself by asking yourself
some questions like: How consistent can I be to follow a routine at home or one in a gym? Which place would I enjoy more? Which one goes better with my lifestyle? Do I prefer to be alone or surrounded by other people while training? Do I have at home what I need to make a home gym? Just to mention some of the most important ones.
By answering these questions, you will be able to determine what works best for you. For example, there are people who prefer to train alone, and there are people who feel better when surrounded by others.
Although you can find out for yourself which one suits you best, we also want you to know the advantages and disadvantages of each, so that you can take them into account in your analysis and decision making.
Advantages and disadvantages of the home gym
Advantages of the home gym
- It is more economical
- You can train at any time
- It is more comfortable (although this can be subjective)
Disadvantages of the home gym
- You might not get the time to workout if you are not very disciplined and organized.
- You won’t have all the specialized exercise machines.
- You won’t have a guide or consultant, unless you decide to hire one.
Advantages and disadvantages of the gym
Advantages of the gym
- You have all the machines and training equipment
- You will be advised by professionals
- The results could be noticed in less time (there is usually more physical effort than at home).
Disadvantages of the gym
- You might be lazy to travel to the gym, again, if you are not very disciplined.
- It implies an economic expense, which can be more or less high depending on the gym.
Which one to choose?
Having seen the pros and cons of each, we hope you will be clearer about which one to choose.
If you are someone who has no problem with paying a subscription, nor with being surrounded by other people, and who gives more importance to training with the right equipment, then a gym is for you. On the other hand, if you prefer to save some money, if you feel more comfortable in your own home and you have what you need to work out there, then a home gym is ideal. So, what do you say, which one do you choose?
The truth is that we must make one thing clear: To train in both places you need to be constant and disciplined to maintain the exercise routine and not abandon it a few days after starting. It is absolutely essential to be committed to yourself, otherwise it won’t work.
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