Home Gym vs Commercial Gym

Posted: January 8, 2014 in fitness, Muscle Building
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I’m probably among the minority of people because I actually have BOTH a home gym and a commercial gym membership. Personally I favour the commercial gym because I tend to get a better workout, and if I had to choose it would probably win out in the cost department as well. If you are considering one or the other, here are some things to consider:

Advantages of a commercial gym:

  • Fewer distractions / Focussed on the task at hand
  • Other people there to inspire and spot you
  • greater range of equipment
  • maintenance of equipment
  • Accomplishing goals has been proven to be linked to having reasons for accomplishing them… Having paid for a gym you have a built-in reason as well as the required tools
  • cost is lower (it would probably take many years for a home gym to become economical… and in all likelihood by that point would need to be upgraded).
  • Advantages of a home gym:

  • Privacy – though it could be argued this is a bad thing
  • don’t have to share equipment – cleanliness / time efficiency
  • No travel time – This can be a VERY good thing in some cities
  • One thing I would urge is that you don’t make your decision based on FEAR. It is normal to fear judgement, but in my experience most people in the gym are either humble or extremely self-centered. Either way they are not likely to point a finger at you.

    If your concern is to do with not knowing how to perform exercises correctly that is certainly legitimate, but there are some excellent resources available. comment or email me and I can provide some if that’s the case.

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