The past couple of years we have been thrown into a whole new reality, in which every aspect of our usual routine had to be re-adapted. Our home has suddenly been transformed into the main setting of our whole life: it became the place where we would be working, studying, home schooling our children and also spend our free time working on our hobbies or exercising, often with rooms dedicated to each one of these activities.
Particularly, many carved out space in their living rooms or terraces to make room for fitness equipment and with no surprise, stuck to them even once gyms reopened.
In fact, home workouts can offer an array of advantages, and many were not willing to give them up to go back to their pre-pandemic gym routine. In this blog post, we will list you the main benefits of working out from home and I am sure by the end of this article you will be tempted to give it a go.
FLEXIBILITY TO WORK OUT WHENEVER AND WHEREVER YOU WANT
Having your own workout set up gives you a lot of flexibility as you can train when it suits you best, without time limits, and without the need to take the car or the bus to get to the gym. You can work out during your lunch break, before picking the kids up from school, or if you like, even in the middle of the night! There are no opening and closing times to stick to, as you are the one setting up your own workout schedule.
YOU WILL HAVE MORE TIME FOR YOURSELF
This point links to the one above, as being flexible with your workout times and schedule, then enables you to have more free time, as you can fit it anytime throughout the day, it cuts out all the travelling time and also, once you finish exercising, you can jump into your shower to get ready for the day without having to carry a heavy gym bag full of clean clothes and toiletries. But also, you will avoid having to stand by and waste time waiting for machines to be free, making your workout not only more effective, but also more concise.
IT WILL MAKE YOU SAVE MONEY
Some people think that buying gym gear can be expensive, and although this may be true for some pieces of equipment, it is definitely not the case on a general note. Although upfront costs may seem overwhelming, there are no other expenses involved in setting up a home gym as there is no membership or fee to pay for. In fact, in the long run, you may even be saving money!
LESS DISTRACTIONS THAT HINDER YOUR RESULTS
When exercising at home, you don’t have to worry about your surroundings or people interrupting your workout. And even if you may find some distractions within your home gym, you have full control over them and can eliminate them if necessary, whilst this is not possible at the gym. This means that you can concentrate entirely on your workout without the fear to lose focus.
KEEP YOURSELF COMFORTABLE
Some of us are conscious when working out at a gym full of other people, and this can negatively impact our fitness journey. However, you don’t have to worry about this when working out in your own home, as you can feel free to do any exercise you like or wear what you want, without the fear of being the target of judgement and unwanted attention.
VERSATILITY IN TRAINING STYLE
Yes, home workouts can be extremely versatile! You don’t need to buy heaps of equipment, just a few right ones. With a few and cost-effective fitness tools, you will be able to create efficient and new workouts to stimulate your passion and keep you enthusiastic. By creating innovative workouts, you will also reduce the risk of getting bored of performing the same exercises, hence allowing you to constantly upscale your fitness journey.
IT CAN BECOME A FAMILY ACTIVITY
As mentioned earlier in this article, one of the benefits of working out at home is the lack of distractions, including people, who could take your focus away from your training session. However, it is also true that setting up your home gym can also be a good way to organize a family workout and spend quality time together. This way you will not only help your loved ones stay healthy and strong, but you will also create exceptional family memories. There are plenty of group activities that can be done with only a few pieces of equipment, and that are also child friendly.
These are our main reasons why you should get into home workouts. If you were uncertain whether to set up an exercise-dedicated area in your home, I hope this article helped answering your concerns and made you want to give it a go!