Are you the right person for home workouts or would you be better off joining a gym?
Beating A Dead Horse
When you came to this site, you already knew or soon found out it’s all about home workouts.
I sing its praises front, left and right: the simplicity, the money you won’t have to spend etc. ad infinitum. You likely are aware of it and probably just want me to shut up.
And right you are, because not everybody gets along with exercising at home. It’s time to see the other side of the medal.
The Home Workout Person
You are a home workout person when you…
- are self-motivating
- feel having others around is distracting
- can do your workouts without being disturbed (honey, the dishwasher!)
- manage to not distract yourself (I’ll just answer that call)
- have enough room to at least temporarily set up the necessary equipment and exercise
The Gym Workout Person
You are a gym workout person when you…
- get motivation from working out together with friends / meet people who are serious about it
- find the “let’s get to business” atmosphere of a gym useful
- use the gym to get away from anything that might disturb your workouts
- want to do exercises where you need a spotter
- don’t get distracted by the people just fooling around there (did you see that girl / guy?)
A Breath Of Fresh Air
If home workouts don’t get you anywhere, the fault might not lie with how you train, you simply may not be a home workout person.
However, even if it works for you, trying something different and doing a gym workout can reinvigorate your efforts.
And if you always were a gym rat, try the occasional home workout and find out if being all alone and fully concentrated on yourself makes your workouts deeper.
Have Your Say!
What are your experiences with working out at home or at a gym? What made you decide for one or the other? Or do you try to get the best of both worlds?
Picture courtesy of Diana Parkhouse.