working out at home or a gym?

Canada
October 8, 2009 7:52pm CST
Which do you prefer, working out at home or working out in a gym? I always like outdoors but when the weather does not cooperate, I like to mix it up...which do you prefer?
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@agent807 (719)
• United States
20 Oct 09
It would be nice to do it at home, but I live in an apartment, so I can't disturb the neighbors with those weights. So I go to the gym. Because it is 24 hours, I can go in the middle of the night (which I prefer), because no one is in there, so I won't have to worry about distractions, plus I lift heavy, almost to the point where I can break machine weights (I have once actually). Also, because I lift so heavy that I tie up other equipment because I am using the weights off of that, and when I lift that heavy, I growl like a dog, so I don't want to scare anyone. The only thing I cannot do is anything barefoot, even though working my legs responds better without shoes on. Also, I miss having a bicycle to ride around in, but I'm probably the only person that manages to may my legs bigger from riding a bike (I rode with heavy stuff on my back on hills, and pulled a small car with a bike a few times). My legs got muscular enough to damage bikes (broke three). I especially like doing stuff outside in the snow. People think I am crazy because I have no coat on, but I am usually burning hot and the coat is in my way. It presents a challenge because doing your activities while maintaining traction, or being a good samaritan and push cars stuck in the snow. I also do all of my bulking in the winter, packing muscle, weight, and whatever I can to get bigger, and stronger.
• Canada
29 Oct 09
Thanks for your comments agent807. It sounds as though you are quite the extremist...that is great! I like variety and yeah I get the not wanting to disturb your neighbors and stuff like that...Sounds like working out might cost you alot more than a membership hey...hee hee. Thanks for your input. Happy mylotting. Yunion
@agent807 (719)
• United States
29 Oct 09
I'm not the extremist. Borrowing the weights seems like a big deal but because everything is lightweight, it's almost if you have to if you lift heavy. I only went to an actual hardcore gym once, but I was so intimidated and scared, I didn't go back. My goal is not to become a musclebound freak, just a big enough guy. What is the point of all that muscle, if you can hardly move?
• Canada
29 Oct 09
Ha! I totally agree! it is weird to look at guys or girls for that matter that think that looks cool. very interesting though. I have known a few extreme body builders and they are very dedicated to what they do.
• Israel
9 Oct 09
Most of the time I prefer the gym, less interruption and more people to give you advice on how to improve your workout. BUT sometimes it can be way more fun at home.
• Canada
15 Oct 09
that is true about the advice. although at home I don't have much equipment so don't need the same type of advice I would at a gym. Thanks for the response.
@jerimiyah (232)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
It would be nice to have gym subscription but i will just take advantage working out at home since im still saving up. I will soon take advantage of the gym membership if i have extra.
• Canada
15 Oct 09
So you prefer to work out in a gym. That is great...sounds like you might be quite motivated.
@sacmom (14316)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I prefer working out at home with a home gym. Not only can I work out in the privacy of my own home anytime that I want to, but I don't have to travel to go to a gym. And best of all I don't have to worry about paying the ridiculous monthly fees that some of these gyms tend to charge. Happy mylotting!
• Canada
15 Oct 09
thanks for responding, I agree with you about being able to do it anytime that works out with my scattered schedule
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
gym is pricey sometimes so i prefer to do it at home. Stretches anywhere. At n0 one can see all sweaty haha.
• Canada
15 Oct 09
hee hee, the thing I like best about working out at home is the shower is clean and I can go into it right after...no fear of things like athletes foot or whatever else you might catch in a public shower!
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
I prefer to exercise at home, it's more private and free. I have dumbels at home and do push-ups and sit-ups as well as shadow boxing. For me it's enough to get fit. Working out at the gym is of course good if you have time and budget for it, since the equipments are complete there. Happy myLotting!
• Canada
15 Oct 09
hey thanks for the response. I tend to agree. It is amazing what you can do even with just regular body weight exercises.!
• United States
9 Oct 09
home. i don't like people to see my body. i don't know why i feel embarrassed working out. sometimes i think "if i go to the gym people will know i think i'm fat"
• Canada
15 Oct 09
aww that is so sad. But I get it, it sure is a lot easier to work out if you don't have those thoughts. Its hard enough to start working out you don't need those thoughts going through your head while you are doing it.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I personally think a gym is a waste of money. For me it was. The most I ever worked out was when I had the at home videos. I had a ton of them and I would wake up early in the morning and do one of them. I alternated and did different ones each day depending on my mood. I always felt great after I did them though! Wish i still had that motivations.
• Canada
15 Oct 09
Yeah so far I seem to be able to work out better at home, but I go through phases with working out whether at a gym or home...
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
9 Oct 09
I can't see paying so much money to go too a gym when you can do most things right at home. The gym expensive is crazy now adays. So I just exercise at home.
• Canada
15 Oct 09
Yeah, I looked at changing gyms, because the chain I belong to is a good 20 mins away from me, but right now I pay $18 per month and would have to go up to about $39-$45. There is a new gym in which I know the owner going in down the block and still no deal. Hard to give up the $18 per month membership but I don't even use it due to inconvenience.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
Hi, Yunion I have tried both and I think working out in a gym is more effective for me. At home, I can get distracted with the phone ringing or someone asking for a little help. But at the gym, I can be more disciplined, working out, and only stopping for water or a little breather. Have a nice day!
• Canada
15 Oct 09
I get your point but I do think it seems silly in our ratracey world to spend 20 -30 mins driving to a gym in the morning, working out for 1 hr and then driving home seems a bit excessive...however, that being said I do like the workouts I can do at the gym due to limitations in my home gym.