The new year is upon us, which means it's time to think about New Year's resolutions. For most of us, getting into better shape is at the top of our list of self-improvements, but doing so can be difficult.
Heading to the gym is the most common way to kick off this particular resolution, but it’s easy to get caught up with questions like:
Should I get a gym membership?
Can I afford a gym membership?
Will I actually go to the gym?
And even if we do take steps towards going to the gym regularly, it can be difficult to keep it up. Chilly weather or a rough day at work can be enough for us to skip the gym in favor of a cozy night in. Rather than riding this slippery slope to inactivity, ditch the gym for your resolutions this year and get fit at home instead.
New Year, New You, New Way to Exercise
While working out is an important habit to get into, going to the gym can come with many downsides. Having to drive out to your gym's location, annoying subscription fees, sanitation concerns, and a lack of privacy are just a few reasons the gym isn’t the best choice for everyone.
Gyms can be even more anxiety-inducing for those of us just starting our fitness journey. We know we want to get in shape, but we're not quite ready to show off our pre-workout bodies in a public setting where there are lots of people, expectations, and judgment.
Home gyms offer the best of both worlds: a place to get fit with all the comforts of home. They’re a great way to keep stress out of the equation, and what's more, home gyms can save time, money, and resources so you can get a better workout with better results.
No matter what size your home is, you can adapt the space you have into the perfect private gym. Your workout space might be a room for the whole family, equipped with ellipticals, treadmills, and other exercise equipment, a transformed garage, or something as simple as a yoga mat in front of the TV for daily solo workouts.
Benefits of Home Workouts
With so many positives, home workouts are quickly becoming a popular alternative for college students, remote workers, parents, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between. The benefits above are attractive, but they're only half the story! Getting fit at home also means:
When your gym is at home, factors like weather and car trouble won't get in the way of your workout.
When you work out at home, you’ll never have to worry about your appearance, whether it's your clothes, form, or how you use the equipment.
Avoid awkward changing room situations and other uncomfortable circumstances that may come up at the gym.
Your home gym is YOUR gym—design and decorate it however you like for ultimate comfort and ease.
Are you ready to jump start your new year's fitness plan?
Contact us at G&G Fitness Equipment for more tips, specialty equipment options, and to locate a showroom near you. Happy New Year!
For more tips on achieving your fitness goals, we recommend: Fitness for Real Beginners, Resolutions Got You Down?, Get Fit in the Gym, Lose Weight in the Kitchen, 5 Tips to Stop Treadmill Static, How to Set Your New Year Fitness Goals, It's Not About Getting Skinny.
If you’re ready to take the next steps in your fitness journey, contact the experts at G&G Fitness Equipment today, use the chat feature on the bottom right of this window to connect live with a G&G expert, or stop into a G&G Fitness Equipment showroom and let us show you why we are the best specialty fitness equipment retailer in the northeast.
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