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10 Reasons To Workout From Home

1. It’s Cheaper!

For some of you, this is the only reason you need. Working out at home can be free, or only cost you a small monthly fee (which seems even smaller when you compare it to the average gym membership). It also saves you gas money – win-win.

2. Working out at home Saves Time!

Again, I think I could end this blog here. Time is my most precious commodity, and I’m not willing to lose it sitting in traffic or driving to the gym. Isn’t it ironic we spend all this time sitting to get to a place where we can exercise!? It also saves you time because you’re not waiting on machines and equipment, for a shower, or getting caught up in small talk with a well-meaning stranger. Does anyone else spend a lot of time changing into clothes at the gym? It’s an art to make sure your bare feet and clothing don’t touch the locker room floor!  Plus when you’re a busy mom, you need all the extra time you can get!

3. Gyms Have Germs

People are gross, and rarely do they properly clean the equipment. Enough said!

4. Workout Around Your Schedule

By working out at home, you control when class starts and ends. You no longer have to rearrange your schedule around child care or your favorite class. Sometimes the stress of doing that makes us need a workout even more!

You can fit in workouts at home when you have time and work out in shifts if you need to. If you can’t squeeze all your workout in during your kid’s nap, then do 10 minutes now and 10 minutes later. At home, you can make these adjustments when necessary.

5. You’re Confident

For a lot of people, being at the gym magnifies insecurities. Whenever I’m at the gym, I always feel the dudes staring at me.  At home, you don’t have to feel like everyone is watching you awkwardly try a new exercise, judging the crazy amount you’re sweating (or that you’re not sweating at all), or what you’re wearing and how you look in it. There aren’t any girls in spandex, overflowing their sports bras to make you self-conscious. It’s just you, trying to be better than you were yesterday. And that’s all it should be about!

6. No Excuses

I’ve stood in a locker room on several occasions wearing my workout clothes….and heels. Forgetting clothes is one of the most common reasons people skip the gym. By working out at home:

  • your clothes are always there
  • you have the time
  • you don’t have to worry about being self-conscious
  • and you know what to do.

If you don’t feel so sure about the last one, perhaps one of my groups may help you.  With accountability, support, and other ladies on the same mission to help push you along the way, you’ll be able to accomplish your goals in no time!

Take a peek at our next FITNESS GROUP CHALLENGE!

7. You Provide the Entertainment

And I don’t mean laughing at yourself, although that will probably happen. I mean you can listen to your own music, as loud as you want, watch your favorite show on Netflix, or listen to some personal development.

8. Empowerment!

Taking your health into your own hands requires a little creativity and knowledge, but it will empower you for life! You need to learn some exercises, the correct form to protect yourself, and what you like and don’t like. You’re no longer allowed to just go through the motions, or zone out on the elliptical machine. Just because you’re at a gym doesn’t mean you’re doing the exercises correctly.  And don’t get me started on the quality of personal trainers I’ve seen there…. you can have the best personal trainers right in your own home instructing you exactly how to lift weights and do the exercises properly without spending all the extra dollars on a personal trainer.

9. Wear What You Want

You don’t have to pour money into gym clothes to look presentable, you don’t have to fix your bed head, or match your clothes or socks. Wearing what you want saves money, time, and stress- hooray!

10. You Always Have the Equipment You Need

Now, this may sound like an odd reason to include, but anyone who’s been at a crowded gym knows the frustration of someone being on the machine you need and an empty dumbbell rack.  At home, you can plan your workouts around what you have, and use the money you would spend on a gym membership to buy more equipment as you need. That’s my plan!

Cortney Weiss

Cortney Weiss

Hi!! My name is Cortney Weiss, I am a mom of 2 girls, 3 years apart, and with the same birthdays!! I've been married to my loving, godly husband for over 6 years, and I love health and fitness. I raise monarch butterflies year round which the girls love, and we all learn a lot from their life cycle, the good and the bad. It is my passion to help busy mommies become healthier and fit, work one-on-one with like-minded individuals, and help them to succeed in their health and fitness goals. I look forward to learning more about YOU and helping YOU to live a happier, healthier, fitter life. :)