Going to the gym is a great habit. But when life gets in the way, sometimes you just can’t make it there. That’s why it’s important to have a home fitness room. A must-have for anyone serious about staying fit, a home gym lets you get your workout in without ever needing to leave the house. Here are some of the greatest benefits of having a home fitness room:
1. Home gyms make it easier to stick to your fitness routine.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, every week, adults should get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, or 1 hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous exercise—or a blend of the two. The HHS also recommends that you spread your workouts throughout the week and include muscle-building workouts at least twice a week.
Sticking to an exercise routine is easier said than done. But with a home fitness room, you can get the workouts you need all from the convenience of your own home. Using private equipment, you get to avoid the traffic that comes with the gym commute, skip the lines for workout equipment, and exercise on your own time.
With your home gym, if you exercise any time you have 30 minutes to kill, you'll get your 2.5 hours in before the weekend with time to spare.
2. A home gym lets you avoid bad weather.
Bad weather is one of the most common reasons that people break their workout routines. Although it might seem like an excuse, oftentimes it’s a legitimate safety concern.There are almost 6 million car crashes annually, and 21 percent are weather-related. About 70 percent of weather-related car accidents happen on wet pavement, and another 18 percent occur during snow and sleet storms. Every year, almost 5,000 people die in these crashes.
When you have a home fitness room, you don’t need to worry about the commute to the gym and can exercise from the comfort and safety of your own home. Having a home gym doesn’t just help you stay fit; it can also save your life.
3. Home gyms let you exercise in private.
We know that exercise helps to relieve stress and anxiety. But what if going to the gym makes you feel so nervous and intimidated that you don’t get the exercise you need? You can end up in a vicious cycle of anxiety because you’re worried about people judging you. If this sounds like your experience, you’re not alone. Almost 65 percent of women and 36 percent of men avoid going to the gym because they’re afraid of what other people might think. People mostly fear judgment about their weight, but there are many other reported fears, such as:
- Using equipment incorrectly
- Doing exercises wrong
- Wearing the “wrong” clothes
- Not looking or being athletic enough
- Looking awkward while exercising
But when exercising in your home gym, you won’t have to worry about any of these things. You can wear whatever you please, huff and puff as loud as you want, and watch the dorkiest Netflix shows while you work out and no one will judge you … except maybe your family.
4. A home gym lets everyone in the house get their exercise.
Speaking of your family, when was the last time they worked out? All members of your household – kids, teens, adults, seniors – need an age-appropriate amount of exercise. We’ve already talked about exercise for the average adult, but what about exercise for younger or older family members?
The World Health Organization says that young people ages 5 to 17 should engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity at moderate to vigorous intensity. The majority of their workouts should be aerobic, with bone-loading and muscle-strengthening exercises added several times per week. Ideally, older adults should get the same amount of exercise as their younger counterparts. Folks who aren’t able to reach those minimums—150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of high-intensity exercise – should progressively do as much as they can. Even older adults with limited mobility should be active at least three days per week to prevent falls.
As difficult as it is to get yourself to the gym, it’s even harder to get your kids or older relatives there. With a home fitness room, you can be sure that the people under your care are exercising as much as they should.
5. You can design your home gym any way you want.
At the gym, your workout is limited by the gym owner’s equipment. Maybe that equipment works for you, but maybe it doesn’t.
Luckily, you can design your home fitness room any way you want. Do you want a rower? Get one. Do you like a particular kind of treadmill or brand of elliptical? Done. Do you have a spouse or friend you would like to work out with? Get two of something. When the gym is in your home, you get to decide what goes in the space.
The possibilities are endless! But don’t feel intimidated by your options. If you aren’t sure how to start building your home fitness room, there are professional fitness consultants who can look at your home space, listen to your workout needs, and help you design a personalized home gym. And, the best part? Home consultations are free at G&G Fitness Equipment!
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At G&G Fitness Equipment, we sell brand-name home gym equipment to suit your needs. We offer low monthly payments with our flexible financing solutions including zero down, zero interest, and extended financing plans. You could even end up with a home fitness room that costs less than your gym membership did!
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