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Home Gym Vs Gym Membership Which One Is More Beneficial

Home Gym Vs Gym Membership: Which One Is More Beneficial?

We are living in a time of rat race. With increasing responsibilities in our professional lives, our physical and mental wellness sometimes tend to take a back seat. This is why it has become more important to pay attention to our fitness. Working out with gym equipment is very convenient and time-saving. Today, the gym and fitness industry is flourishing not just in India but all around the world. More and more people are signing up for gym memberships, some are training in the limitations of their homes. “Hitting the gym” has become the new normal, thanks to evolving health and fitness awareness among people.

But are you among those who have signed up for a gym membership only to visit the gym once or twice since then? Are you struggling to make time to go to the gym and work out but nonetheless, paying the subscription fee every month? Especially amid the COVID 19 pandemic, when the gyms are mostly closed, might have gotten you thinking if you should just set up gym equipment at your own house and start working out there.

Home Gym Vs Gym Membership: Which One Is More Beneficial?

Home Gym Vs Gym Membership Which One Is More Beneficial
Home Gym Vs Gym Membership Which One Is More Beneficial

When it is hard to decide whether you buy a gym membership or set up a home gym, detailing the pros and cons should help you choose to buy a membership or stay at a home gym.


Let us compare the pros and cons of training at the gym vs at home.


  1. Amenities: A gym subscription provides you with a number of options to choose from. Commercial gyms have a number of amenities available, from towels to smoothie bars to ample equipment. But if you are planning to set up a gym at your own home, unless you have a lot of space and a good amount of money to spare, setting up the same amenities as a commercial gym isn’t very possible.


  1. Cost: Going to the gym sometimes becomes a tad bit difficult. But even when you are not attending the gym, you still have to pay the monthly membership fee, which likely goes to amenities you don’t even use. Dropping this cost, you can successfully save a lot of money and invest it in your fitness regime through something you can actually do on a daily basis. So if you are not ready for the commitment of going to the gym every day, it is always better to invest that money in buying workout equipment for your home.


  1. Community: Working out at your home is more convenient, but we can’t deny the rush of enthusiasm and boost of confidence that working out at the gym with other fitness enthusiasts can provide. It makes working out more competitive. But if you are someone who finds working out at your house more fruitful but looking for some competition and company, invite a friend or your partner to work out with you. This will not be any less enjoyable than drawing energy from your fellow gym members.


  1. Hassle: Going to a commercial gym requires a lot of hassle. You have to pack a bag, fill your bottle of water, get dressed, get there, go to the locker room and then finally after doing all that, you start your work out. For most people, waking up in the morning and just thinking about going through all that nuisance lowers their enthusiasm for going to the gym. But having your own fitness equipment at home is not very time consuming and you can get to the training part quicker every day. If you are a parent, arranging for childcare just to go to the gym would also not be necessary if you opt for working out at home. You can work out whenever you like, whereas, with a gym membership, you would have to choose a particular time.


  1. Trainers at the gym: The biggest advantage of taking a gym subscription is that you get a professional trainer to guide your fitness regime. Your trainer can advise your diet according to your goals and push you towards being your best healthy self. Working out at home lacks that opportunity. But now in the era of the internet, we can overcome this problem at least to an extent through YouTube videos and other fitness resources.



  1. Sharing Equipment: You work out, you sweat, just like every other person at your gym. So sweaty butt prints are kind of a regular occurrence. There might have been instances where you are wanting for someone to finish their workout on a particular piece of equipment to carry on your training. And it might prove to be frustrating especially when you just want to get it over with as quickly as possible. .


  1. Crowd: If you are someone who prefers to train after your working hours are over, coming to the gym among all that crowd, bright lights and noise after A long and tiring day of work might feel suffocating to you


. Admittedly, there are a lot of factors that might hold you from making the decision. Both of the options have their fair share of advantages and disadvantages. Commercial gyms are great because of all the special and extra touch they can add to your workout regime. But as mentioned before, we are living in an era where time is money. So if you are someone who has constantly felt lazy to get ready, pack your bag and”hit the gym”, setting up your own workout space might be a better option. Because only paying a monthly fee will not make you fitter, actual regular training will.


Subhangee Guha

Break the Newz.

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