Working out at home VS. Working out at a Gym....which one is for you??

United States
September 15, 2009 11:40am CST
Because I can never get out to go to a gym... working out at home with videos and my hand weights works for me. Its hard enough to find the time in a day for a full time mom/housewife to get an hour to go the the gym... so I have been getting up at 6 am to get 45 minutes of a workout and 1/2 hour of time to get myself ready before I get the kids up and ready for the day/school. What works for you?? Do you prefer the gym vs working out at home?? Do you feel if you pay for the membership you are going to show up to the gym?? What if you just buy the videos --that is investment too!! So what is your choice??
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@sid556 (31000)
• United States
15 Sep 09
I excersise at home. I have gone to the gym and it is great but I really can't afford it. It takes a whole lot more self discipline too. I actually think that self-discipline is really good. I just have to do my hula hooping every day and my pushups or else I feel so guilty. If you push yourself to do it everyday for a week then it becomes a habit and the day is just not good if you don't take time for it. It's kind of like flossing and brushing the teeth....it all is natural and it doesn't feel right if you don't.
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• United States
16 Sep 09
I completely agree!!!! It has to become part of our daily routine and then we dont feel normal if we miss it... so whether you go to a gym or at home, it has to just become part of a normal way of life and then we feel better about ourselves!! thanks for the response and have a great day!!
@sid556 (31000)
• United States
16 Sep 09
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
15 Sep 09
I prefer going to the gym because I find myself being pushed further when I see people around me going about their routine and some of them look absolutely gorgeous. When I'm home, there are so many distractions. Apart from that, at the gym, there's more to do because of the equipment available and classes available, too. Paying for the membership is another motivation for me because I don't want my money to go to waste :-)
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• United States
16 Sep 09
thats cool!!! You have to do what will make you more motivated, that is what counts that you do it!! I have to do the workouts at home if I plan to get any in...at least for now. I cant afford a gym, and my time is so limited right now between the house, the kids, and the school schedule. thanks for the response and have a great day!
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
16 Sep 09
Wow, you're busy :-) I get what you mean about the gym membership. Mine costs about 80USD per month. It's pretty steep but well, it's a good place to work out so I don't mind as long as I get my moneys worth by working out. Thanks and happy mylotting.
@anniefannie (1737)
• United States
17 Sep 09
i don''t work out any where i can't do much of anything anymore i know it is good for you and the ones that can now need to i think the videos would be great you do them when you want to and as long as you can.good luck
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• United States
19 Sep 09
thanks...so far I am getting up early and doing a workout/video and it is going good. I want to keep it up so that in the long run I am in better shape and feeling better about myself. any little that you can do is always a bonus!! thanks for the response and have a great night!!
@lynnemg (4538)
• United States
17 Sep 09
I work out more at home than I do at the gym. We have a membership to our local YMCA and there really are a lot of things we can do to work out there. Full equipment, swimming pool, hot tub, classes, everything, but I still do more at home. One reason is time. I have more time to work out at home while other things are also being accomplished, whereas, if I were at the gym, that is all Iwould be accomplishing at the time. Another reason is that it seems to take a lot more to pack everybody up with our gear to go to the gym than t does to simply start working out at home. And yet another reason, which is probably the worst on eof all for me, is that I am very self-conscious about the way I look. If I go with my husband, I feel a bit foolish because he is in way better shape than I am, and I feel like people look at me weird as a result.
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• United States
17 Sep 09
I never thought of looking into our local YMCA but I agree, I dont like to work out in public where others can watch me and then I feel like they would be critical of how I do things.. so I prefer to be at home too!! thanks for the response and have a great day!
@his0yir (258)
15 Sep 09
I used to do my workout in the gym, and I quite enjoyed watching macho guys lifting dumbells in front of me. Sometimes I got inspiration from other people's workout routines and added bits of it into mine. But since I moved to another city, it costs more to use te gym, I stopped going to the gym. Luckily, I got some dumbells from my friend as Christmas presents, I can do some weight training at home. I also get some ideas for my workout on the Internet. Now I just do my excercises at home or in the garden. It works perfectly fine to me. Time is more flexible and I save lots of money!
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• United States
16 Sep 09
the money issue is also a problem for me as well..so its easier for me to workout at home --on my time. I know get up at 6 am to get in my workout before the kids get up...this is working out great so far...I hope I can keep it up because I know I will benefit from this!! thanks for the response and have a great day!
@bucifal (23)
• Romania
28 Sep 09
Training at home or at the gym... this is interesting so here are my thoughts. If you're serious about gaining muscle and looking good, a gym will be the best place to go to. Not only will you have access to all the free weights and machines, but you will also find people willing to help you and who have the required know-how to be a spotter. At home, you can't do this. Don't tell me that you can get as much muscle training at home with a couple of dumbbells as you would in the gym. Of course, if you are serious about your training at home, you can get yourself a couple of things that will be useful: a sturdy bench, a squat rack, etc but you must have some space for them. To sum it up, on the long run, training at home is a plus, if you get the right things. But if we're talking for a couple of months to a year, go to a gym.
@aakkii (213)
• India
15 Sep 09
hi friend, i like both and pass more times on it.