I’ve been consistently working out at home for six weeks now. Compared to others, of course, it might not be regarded as an accomplishment. For someone who’s had a hard time sticking to goals and routines, however, it’s something I’m pretty pleased with.
Now, of course, I’m coming from the point-of-view of a beginner. So these will definitely not be advice from a seasoned fitness enthusiast. If you are just starting on your journey like me, though, I believe you’ll find these worthwhile. That said, here are some of the working out at home benefits that will inspire you to just get up and move.
The best thing about working out at home is that it’s more cost-effective because you don’t need to pay for a membership fee. If you take advantage of free at-home workout programs or just follow fitness YouTube channels, the cost is virtually free (of course, you’re gonna need to pay your internet service provider, but if you already have a connection then that’s already part of your budget).
Depending on the workout you’ll do, you can also save costs on equipment. The con is if you need to invest in equipment, which can be quite pricey. You’ll be the only one using them though, so you need not worry about wearing them out early.
Another cost you can save up on is transportation. You literally can just get up, put your workout clothes and shoes on and start. This part saves you energy too!
This will work great for those who want to pace their workouts and follow their own strategy or schedule. If you’re the type who needs a bit more structure, though, you can opt to hire a trainer whom you can work with virtually. There are also online workout classes you can avail of now, if you feel like you work better with a group.
One of the best working out at home benefits you can get is privacy. You don’t need to worry about intrusion from anyone. Getting fit and getting peace? That’s priceless.
There are still, of course, some cons to working out at home. You may need to invest in things. You may need to adjust some pieces in your house so you can comfortably move. You may find it difficult to focus too if you live with other people. However, if you’re just starting out in your fitness journey and don’t want to commit to the expenses and routine of going to a gym, doing what you can at home is a great first step. Like charity, fitness can begin at home.
Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.