If you have decided to run inside this winter, or at least for part of the time, you really have two choices to make. Buy equipment and work out in your house, or get a membership to the gym. Either option is good because you are accomplishing your goals either way, but we are going to take a look at some of the benefits of owning your exercise equipment.
1 – It’s convenient.
It is really simple to wake up and go downstairs or in the spare room each morning and run on the treadmill or ride a bike. Not only do you not need to drive to the gym, sometimes in bad weather, but you don’t need to wait for equipment and you can use your own shower, saving you valuable time. You can also work out at whatever time you like.
2 – It’s personalized.
Although there are many choices at the gym, most people only use a few things on a consistent basis. Creating your own in-home gym allows you to invest in some good quality equipment that is catered to your tastes and fitness goals, and equipment can always be added as budget, space, and preferences change over time.
3 – It’s a long term-investment.
Gym’s make money on people signing up and not showing up, and once you pay your dues that money is gone forever no matter if you take advantage of the services or not. On the flip side, an investment in exercise equipment for your home is a significant long-term investment in yourself, motivating you to stick with it since you are more invested in equipment than a membership at the gym. And, after you pay for the equipment you get to continue reaping the rewards for no additional fees, unlike monthly gym dues.
If you are considering investing in your own exercise equipment, check out some related articles on various types of equipment that are good for runners.