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Home Gym Workout Schedule

home-gym-workout-scheduleSometimes the Best Gym is at Home

Going to work out at the gym is a great feeling for some people. It works well for them. It provides the equipment they want, the class schedules they need, and in many cases the relaxing extras to look forward to. That doesn't mean that it's right for everyone, however. For many people, the only way to go is with a home gym workout schedule.

Reasons to Try a Home Gym

Fees

For a variety of reasons, gym memberships are not right for many people. The first reason is that they are expensive. In a time when the majority of families are trying to cut costs and reduce expenses, gym fees are an easy thing to cut. The expensive workout equipment that these facilities offer is quite enticing, however fancy machines are not essential. Many people have a favorite machine, possibly two that they enjoy and stick to. If it is really that important to an individual to have exercise equipment, then saving up to buy the workout equipment for home use is still less expensive than a one year membership to most gyms. 

Internet Personal Training

Another common draw for gyms is the attention from personal trainers they offer. The internet offers some wonderful alternatives to personal training. Many websites offer free customized diet and workout plans. Some of these offer chats and contact with professional trainers and dieticians for an additional fee. These fees are often still far less than the cost of a commercial gym. The advantage to taking the internet route is also that it will work around your schedule, as opposed to the other way around.

Become a Better Exerciser

Using a home gym workout schedule has several more advantages that go beyond ease of scheduling and saving money. Working out at home can be a lot of fun, too. If wanting to workout with a partner is what is enticing for you, find a neighbor, friend, or even other family member to join you. You can set a great example by working out with your kids. Take turns picking the workout. A healthy lifestyle is far more likely to transfer over to the home if it is taking place in the home to begin with. You can borrow various workout DVDs from the local library and then purchase the ones you will actually use on a regular basis. T

Keep Things Fresh and Fun

Make things fun and allow the workouts to really turn into positive life changes that infiltrate every aspect of your world. Do not rely on just workout equipment and workout DVDs to work exercise into your schedule. Play soccer games with the kids. Go walking with a close friend. Have workout sex with your spouse or partner. In addition to getting in shape, you can be enhancing your relationships, which is not something that will happen on your own, flying solo at the gym. In many ways, a home gym workout schedule offers far more than any gym membership could ever dream of.

Shanti Bradley

Shanti
Bradley

About the author

I grew up in Northern Indiana, near the University of Notre Dame.  I have a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Holy Cross College.  Aside from writing I am also a family health educator at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.  I work also as a Birth Doula and Lactation Specialist.  I love providing education and support for growing families.  I find it incredibly rewarding.

I have a husband and two children of my own.  They are three and five years old.  My three year old has Autism.  In addition to running around after them, I have a St. Bernard that I enjoy cuddling with.  I have also in the past worked as a nanny to three children, two of which were special needs.  Long before that, in what almost seems like another lifetime altogether, I worked as a restaurant general manager.