The Benefits Of Working Out At Home
The benefits of working out at home are endless. However, I am going to highlight a few of my favorites below. I have been working out at home for over a year now and I absolutely love it. Keep reading to find out why.
Save Time With No Commute
Working out from home saves you time. There is no traveling involved. You do not have to drive to and from the gym, or wait in traffic, and or get stuck at a light or school zone. Instead you are a walk away from your designated workout area. Talk about a short commute. Less time traveling gives you more time to work out.
Stop Waiting For Equipment
When I worked out at a gym, I remember having to wait for a piece of gym equipment. Because someone else was using it or having to settle for another activity because a piece of equipment was missing and or out of order. When you workout at home. Your workout won’t lose momentum, because you are waiting for a piece of equipment. All of the equipment is there and ready for you to use.
If you haven’t already, then read my previous blog post. What’s In My Gym Bag? Where I share the pieces of equipment that I carry with me when I workout. A lot of the items that I share in the blog post are great for working out at home.
Avoid Getting Sick
When you workout at a public gym, unless you take certain precautions. You are putting yourself at risk for variety of skin infections, catching the flu and or coming down with a cold. By having your skin touch various pieces of equipment with sweat on it. Sweat drips, trickles, and splatters everywhere. Contaiminating everything that it touches with bacteria and germs.
When I worked out at a gym. I would wipe down the equipment before and after each use. Before, for fear of germs from others. After, out of respect for the person who would use the equipment after me. While sweat will still be a factor when you work out at home, you will only need to worry about your sweat or your partner’s sweat.
Save Money On Memberships & Fees
Who doesn’t like to save money. I know I do. Aside from your initial investment in purchasing the workout equipment of your choice. Working out at home is low cost compared to a gym membership. There are no annual fees and there are no monthly fees. In addition to the above mentioned save time on commuting. You will also save money on unnecessary gas used to drive to and from the gym.
Enjoy The Privacy Of Your Home
You are working out in the privacy of your home. With that said, you can workout without feeling self conscious.
Listen to the music that you want, as loud as you want. You can even jam out by singing, dancing, and or twerking. Wear whatever you want. Workout with a shirt, or without a shirt. Strut your stuff in a sports bra and a pair of booty shorts. Have as many wardrobe malfunctions as you hate to admit to. The sky’s the limit.
Do whatever exercise you want, however you want. You know that exercise that you have been wanting to try. But haven’t. Because you were afraid of looking like you didn’t know what you were doing. Yeah. Go ahead and try that exercise and perfect it. Enjoy the privacy of your home.
Workout Whenever You Want
You have the freedom to workout whenever you want. You can exercise on your own schedule, no matter the time of day or night. Some gyms are open 24 hours while others have set hours. You don’t have concern yourself with what time your gym opens, closes, and or their holiday hours. Because you can workout whenever you want.
Working out at home eliminates a lot of distractions. I’m not saying that you won’t get distracted. However, it eliminates a lot of distractions that you would find at a traditional gym.
For example what you see, hear, and smell. Sight includes people watching and being concerned with what other people are doing and or wearing. Sound includes hearing load music and or overhearing other peoples conversation. Smells include body oder.
Stop Comparing Yourself
Many people fall into the habit of comparing their progress with someone else’s. When they see someone at the gym who looks like they know what they are doing, who is really strong and or who has what they believe to be the ideal body type. When you workout at home. There is no pressure to keep up with those around you or to push yourself to go beyond what you’re comfortable with. Because, the only person that you have to compare yourself to is you.
Get Rid Of Excuses
If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse. There are many excuses that people use for why they can’t workout and achieve their fitness goals. However, working out at home limits those excuses. It’s never too hot or too cold because you dictate the temperature. It doesn’t matter if it is raining or snowing outside because you are inside. Time constraints are no longer an issue because you can workout whenever you want. When you exercise at home, you are in control.
There are many more benefits of working out at home. However, I just wanted to highlight a few. If you are struggling to come up with workouts and exercises that you can do at home. Then browse through the Workouts that I have shared here on the blog. Or check out my YouTube channel. Where I share a variety of different workouts and exercises that you can do at home or at a gym. You can also train and workout with me at www.nohemyadornofitness.com. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. If you have any questions feel free to comment down below.