Exercise at Home
You don't need a gym to get fit. Exercising at home has many benefits including convenience and privacy.
Many fitness enthusiasts exercise at home instead of paying for a gym membership. While there are advantages to exercising both places, exercising at home has many benefits that a gym does not.
Exercise in Privacy
Many people aren’t comfortable working out in front of the opposite sex. There isn’t much privacy to be found at a gym unless you go during non-peak hours. When you exercise at home, you can exercise in privacy and not be distracted by who might see you.
Exercise on Your Schedule
By exercising at home, you can fit in a few minutes of exercise throughout the day since the gym equipment is conveniently located just a few steps away.
Create Your Own Atmosphere
If you can’t get comfortable exercising at a gym, exercise at home and make the exercise space more inspiring. Blast your favorite music from your home speaker system or iPod dock. Wear the exercise clothes that are the most comfortable, without worrying about who might see you. .
Since exercise at home is convenient, you can afford to exercise often. Familydoctor.org recommends exercising four to six times each week in 30 to 60 minute increments. Exercise at your own pace, and don’t be afraid to take breaks when you get tired.
Choose Your Own Equipment
Although you probably won’t be able to fit as many exercise pieces in your home as you’d like, you can pick and choose the ones that will fit into your fitness goals. Consider getting a piece of cardio equipment, like a recumbent bike or elliptical trainer, as well as a home gym machine with several different arm, leg, back and chest exercise options. If your budget doesn’t allow for expensive gym equipment, invest in some dumbbells, kettlebells or resistance bands for a challenging workout.