Just like literally everything on the entire planet, there are many different pros and cons of working out – which depend on where you’re doing your exercise routines. Are you more of a gym person, that enjoys seeing other equally motivated people around you, investing their time, money and energy in the same activity? Or do you enjoy the solitary and comfortable atmosphere of your own house, where you burn your calories and sweat on your 4 best home cardio machines?
Or are you one of those people which have only thought about working out, but have never gathered the energy to get off their lazy bums to actually get to it, because you’re unsure of whether you should get a gymnasium membership or subscription, or stay at home and work out in your comfort zone? In case you haven’t decided yet, here is a list of pros and cons of both – working out at home and at the gym:
WORKING OUT AT HOME
- You don’t ever have to come in actual contact with the harsh and extreme weather, especially for the reason of exercising. Too cold out there? Exercise in the comfort of your fireplace and heaters, then curl up in a blanket. Too hot? Get those air conditioners and fans running!
- You don’t really have to deal with the constant hovering presence of an actual person, barking orders and remarks every chance they get. Why? Your gym motivator lives inside a screen i.e. on the Internet.
- Super unconfident about the way you look? Shy about exercising in front of people? You don’t have to worry about trivial matters such as what to wear or how you look when you exercise at home because guess what? There won’t be anyone there to look at you.
- You will not have anyone around that motivates you, and urges you to push your limits. You might give up too easily.
- You might get distracted easily. There’s so much to do at home instead, like watch TV, grab a meal, read a book, etc.
WORKING OUT IN THE GYM:
- You will have an actual professional and an expert around you, which will definitely help you stay more motivated as they will try to urge you to push your limits and achieve what you never thought you could.
- You have way too much equipment to choose from. There are all sorts of machines ranging from cardio equipment to running machines to weightlifting tools, etc.
- You will stay focused the whole time – there’s not really much in a gymnasium that can distract you from doing your job.
- Working out in a gym may cost money – sometimes even a lot of money. Let’s be real. All of us cannot afford this kind of luxury.
- If you suffer from social anxiety and are conscious about the way you look to other people, working out at the gym may not really be your thing. You will be super conscious of how you are appearing, and will not be able to focus on the actual task – the workout.
Hoping that you’ve chosen the destination of your workouts, this is your reminder to get your body moving!