When you first start working out, it is easy to be motivated as it is a novelty. You are on a high about eating healthier, exercising more and are excited at the prospect of looking better. However, as time goes by it is easy for motivation levels to wane a bit (or a lot in […]
Deciding to start exercising at home is one thing, but finding a good place to do it within the home is another.
Make sure you find a spot that’s free of obstructions like furniture, because your exercises will likely need space. Also, try to avoid the bedroom whenever you can. It’s good psychology to keep the bedroom set aside for sleep and little else.
You don’t need to spend fifty dollars, let alone hundreds of dollars, on weights in order to exercise your upper body. You already have all sorts of things around the house that can be used as effective substitutes.
When you are just starting out in home exercise, light weights like canned food can do the trick. This isn’t about making your muscles big, it’s about making them healthy.
A home gym can make for a convenient way of staying in shape as well as helping you feel good about yourself. In the end, it’s probably a shame that more people don’t give this sort of thing a try.
Most people who go to the gym do so through gym memberships to big corporate owned gyms that have been springing up around Canada and the USA just about as fast as Starbucks.
Home gyms can also lack in the area perks of the chain gyms. There are no exercise classes waiting for you in your basement nor will there be a personal trainer ensuring you’re doing everything you need to be doing, let alone doing it right.
These are some of the reasons that for some home gyms just don’t cut it. If this sounds like you then you would be better off using the money for a gym membership or take up jogging instead.
Because working out in your home gym doesn’t have to lack entertainment. Nor does it mean you have to miss “The Mentalist” after all. A TV will help keep you in your routine because you can just be sure to workout during the shows you watch anyway.
There’s no excuse not to when you plan like that because “I have to be sitting on the couch now” isn’t a way to justify getting off the treadmill.