Join your local gym or invest in home fitness equipment?
That’s the biggest question many people starting a fitness routine wonder — and with good reason. Gyms can be expensive and you may be uncomfortable working out out in front of other people. On the other hand, you may not want to spend money on a home gym if you’re not sure you will use it consistently.
Deciding which is best for you can be difficult, but taking a few factors into consideration can help you decide.
There can be impactful elements of belonging to a gym that hold you accountable for your workout. For example, if you’re paying for it, you may be more likely to use it (though that isn’t always the case with everyone), and seeing other people there grinding through their workouts can be motivating. Also, you have pretty much every piece of equipment you would need to change your fitness regimen at any given time, and your gym membership still remains a flat rate.
Gym owners also do a lot of product research before purchasing to determine if the equipment is going to be a good fit for most club members. They want to ensure that you’ll come back by providing equipment that will be long-lasting and help you get the results you want.
Gym’s also often have personal trainers on staff to help you with your workout and any questions you may have.
On the other hand, when you decide to purchase home fitness equipment that allows you to have the luxury of achieving your fitness goals in the comfort of your own home, this may become the best option for you and your lifestyle.
First and foremost, the convenience that comes with this investment is the most obvious benefit. You do not have to plan your entire day around gym hours, pack your gym bag and your food for the day, shower at the gym, and have the drive home contributing to your overall daily commute.
All of this preparation can be extremely time consuming and can significantly cut into your workout time – especially if you’re already struggling to fit it into your day. Also, when something in your day doesn’t go according to plan, your whole chance to get to the gym might be shot.
For example, your child’s daycare may no longer be open, or you have to unexpectedly work late. If you have a gym in your own home, you can workout whenever is convenient for you; before work, after work, after the kids go to bed – whenever! Training at your home can be luxurious because you are not at the mercy of other commitments or obligations, or others’ schedule or training regimen.
When training in-home, many see the level of comfort as the biggest benefit. Someone may want to make a significant lifestyle change, but may not be ready to brave the gym yet due to self-consciousness. A home gym can calm those nerves instantly by placing a treadmill, elliptical, or bike in the house.
So how do you decide what fitness equipment is right for you? Some factors to consider are:
If you’re looking for a good, all-around workout, TRUE’s ES900 treadmill is a perfect fit. The price-to-value ratio is phenomenal while offering superior durability for a long lifespan. Its sleek style is both practical for space concerns and will compliment any room with its neutral modern colors and elegant body structure.
The ES900 treadmill also offers different console options, letting you pick a screen that fits your budget and the training needs of you and your family. Featuring TRUE Soft Select, each user can tailor their deck cushioning; some prefer a firmer surface to mimic pavement as much as possible while others need a softer, more absorbent belt for their joint comfort or personal preference. Strength can still be implemented through the incline with this treadmill and other body weight movements off the treadmill.
Some people enjoy both types of training and choose to partake in both gym and in-home training. Some may find the convenience and confidence of training in home may be immensely more valuable than a gym membership, while others discover that a gym membership is the only way to gain motivation. No matter your style or preference, your health is always a wise investment.