One of the best mantras to live by is also a very simple one: “Health is wealth.” Your health is one of the most important things you can invest in–and an investment in which you will be able to directly benefit and reap the ROI (return on investment). More precisely, how you decide to invest in your health can have a big impact on your overall well-being. Some people choose to invest in fancy diets and personal trainers, while others choose chiropractors and pricey spa treatments. All of these investments can be beneficial in the short term, but none has the lasting impact that an at-home gym and fitness program can have.
Here, we highlight the top 6 reasons why investing in at-home fitness is the best route to take, especially today.
6 Reasons You Should Invest In At-Home Fitness
1. Saves Time
Our first reason why you should invest in a home-based fitness program is that it saves time. One of the downsides of going to a commercial gym is the commute time. The average person will commute 4 miles one way to a gym or fitness facility, which, depending on traffic and location, can quickly add up and eat into your daily schedule and often result in skipped workouts.
But the time-saving benefits of an at-home gym and fitness program don’t end with just the commute. Once you are at the gym, you’re subject to the crowds. You might have to wait to use certain workout machines and equipment, or stand in the way back to a fitness class. All of this starts to add up. A home routine is ready when you are–you never have to wait and you get full visibility of the fitness instructor.
Another time-saving aspect of at-home fitness is the actual workout itself. The old school train of thought was that you had to perform at least 20-30 minutes of non-stop exercise to reap the benefits. Now, science has shown that to be false. Breaking up that 30 minutes into three mini workouts (10-minutes each session) throughout the day can be just as beneficial, if not more. Making it to the gym three times a day isn’t feasible, but having your gym at home makes this easy.
2. Home Sweet Home
Having the ability to do a fitness routine from the comfort of your own home is priceless. You can do it at your own speed and don't have to worry about the judgment of others. You can take all the time in the world learning how to master form and technique without having the feeling that the entire gym is watching you.
Also, there aren’t any distractions like at your local gym: someone talking overly loud on the phone, others slamming weights, the list goes on. With at-home fitness, you can create a gym environment that fits your needs to focus on your workout and get less sidetracked by others.
3. Customizable: The Perfect Workout Oasis
Want to start boxing training or use workout equipment like kettlebells and resistance bands but neither is available at your local gym? Invest in a heavy bag and some gym equipment that you can use at home. With an at-home gym and fitness solution, you have the ability to purchase in the things you want and will use and not be limited to the equipment offered at the gym, nor be overwhelmed by all of the equipment you don't use. Buying second-hand for the smaller stuff is always a great option so you can save up for high-impact equipment.
4. Fitness On-Demand
Let's say that the gym does offer the training and equipment that you want, but you are new to that specific skill, say boxing for instance. If your gym only offers beginner classes during specific times of the day and you can’t make those times, then you are out of luck. The best part of at-home fitness is that virtual classes can be done on your schedule. Even if you can’t make a certain virtual class time, on-demand options will let you learn the basics and master techniques as well as give you tons of pre-recorded content to help take your workouts to the next level. Now you are no longer at the mercy of a gym class schedule.
5. More Affordable
Another great reason to invest in at-home fitness is the amount of money you will save in the long run. The key thing to remember is that at-home fitness is an investment. Essentially it is money that is spent to maintain, update, acquire, or repair capital assets, in this case, your health. True, an at-home gym may be more expensive at the outset, but a monthly gym membership and yearly contract fee at a commercial gym add up over time. Plus, you’re often locked into a set contract, canceling is impossible or at least difficult and expensive, and you may be stuck with just one gym location that’s non-transferable if you move. Not to mention, you don’t get to keep any equipment! With an at-home fitness program, the equipment is yours and you can use it however you like.
6. Fitness Fit For a Queen or King
Last but not least is the flexibility to customize your equipment and tailor it to fit your style, your training, and your fitness goals. At a gym, you constantly have to adjust then re-adjust every machine every single time you workout. With your own equipment, once you get it set up for you, that’s it–it’s ready when you are. It may not seem like much, but when you have to remember the seat setting on ten plus machines, it can be a nuisance.
Bonus Reason: Safety
With the uncertainty that COVID has brought upon the world, working out at home is the safest choice you can make, not only for yourself but for loved ones who may live with you as well. There is no having to wear a mask during those intense workout sessions, no wiping off the sweat of others from equipment, and no risk of being exposed to a variant, flu, or cold.
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