10 Amazing Benefits of a Home Workout
Are your days of being a gym rat behind you? Sick of sweaty weight rooms and cardio classes full of people? Running tight on schedule? Can’t justify paying that much for a membership?
Well well well…Gone are the days when fitness studio was the only place you could get a full body quality workout. Say hello to home workouts! Whether you want to increase your strength, boost your fortitude, empty calories to keep your waistline in check, or all of it, you can do it all within the confines of your humble abode. As long as you’re putting in the work, there are virtues to working out at home, just as there are virtues to working up a sweat in a crowded fitness studio.
Home workouts offer whole lot of conveniences besides physical and mental health benefits. With little to no equipment and minimal amount of space, you can accomplish plenty without stepping out of the house.
Here are some of the benefits that come with sweating it out at home –
HANDS DOWN SUPER CONVENIENT AND SAVES A LOT OF TIME!
Imagine a routine wherein you don’t have to do the following:
- Gathering your stuff
- Packing your fitness bag
- Driving/Riding to the training facility
- Getting stuck in traffic (if the studio is not in close proximity)
- Fighting for a parking space
- Waiting on machines and equipment
- Taking shower at the studio
- Or getting caught up in small talk with a well-meaning stranger
All you need to do is walk a few steps towards your dedicated fitness corner and start sweating. Do we need to say more?
WORKOUT AROUND YOUR SCHEDULE
Feeling obligated to workout while multitasking?
Sometimes life gets hectic, but sweating it out at home makes it easy to squeeze in fitness into your busy schedule rather than trying to manage your schedule around getting to the gym or any fitness studio. An exercise regimen at home is more realistic as you can work out whenever you like, or if you need to split your workouts or want to exercise at odd hours. Whether it's when the kids are off to sleep, during your favorite television program, or early before everybody else is awake, you are in control!
IT IS POCKET-FRIENDLY
Saving money is one of the best benefits of sweating it out at home. You save a lot of money on membership fees (not to forget other miscellaneous payments such as sign-up fees and locker fees), parking and even workout clothes. With the popularity of bodyweight-only workouts, all you need is a little space and you can essentially workout for free or add on some basic multi-purpose equipment that comes cheap. It also saves you fuel money – it’s a win-win situation.
AVAILABILITY IS NEVER AN ISSUE
If you have ever belonged to a gym, you are familiar with the frustration of someone being on the machine you need and an empty dumbbell rack or settled for another activity because the class you were eager to take was full. One of the major benefits of exercising at home is that you can plan your workouts around what you have without waiting for the equipment or space, to keep the momentum and endorphins flowing. The money which you’ll save from the membership can be used in buying equipment as and when needed.
There’s nothing more unpleasant than going to your favorite piece of machine at the studio only to find the previous user left you a nice puddle of sweat. Gross!! Fitness studios are a breeding place for germs, from the equipments to the benches to the weights as sweat drips and spatters. By simply staying in and working out from home, you can have a better control over cleanliness of your workout space.
NO CROWDS, ONLY YOU
Walking into a sea of strangers and working up a sweat can be intimidating. Even if everyone else is focused on their own workout, you can’t help it but get conscious. At home, you don’t experience such things like everyone is staring at you gawkily as you try a new exercise, or what you’re wearing. It’s just you and even if you want to try that new workout, no one is there to judge you or give some free advice that you never asked for. TOTAL PRIVACY!!!
HOME ENVIRONMENT WILL ALWAYS BE MORE COMFORTABLE
It’s your home; you can sweat it up in your style. Right from selecting the décor, the temperature, the exercises, the time, you are the boss. Stock the fridge with your preferred post-workout snacks, and turn the TV to your favorite channel. A home workout practice can make you feel more comfortable and help you stick to a routine.
YOU PICK THE MUSIC
The most annoying thing when working out at the gym is listening to music that you do not enjoy at all. Listening to good music while exercising not only diminishes boredom, it can also help improve the quality of your workout by increasing your endurance and elevate your mood. Being at home allows you to blast your kind of music as loud as you want and you can even sing along for a fun workout session. You are the DJ!
YOU DON’T NEED TRENDY OR FANCY WORKOUT ATTIRE
Mismatched socks, a baggy style old tee, pair of worn out yoga pants…Who cares when you are working out at home?! Fitness is more important than looks and the only thing you have to worry about is getting some sweat. Home workout allows you to be at your comfiest without being judged or stared at. Also if your pajamas can double as workout gear, you can even skip getting dressed!
FAMILY THAT WORKS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER
One of the best reasons of working out at home is the opportunity to show your family members that you value yourself and your health, setting an example especially for the younger ones. Making fitness a family affair is a great idea as exercising is a positive mood booster and having other family members work out alongside you can be a lot of fun and even more productive. Set up a habitat where the entire family can spend time together working out instead of being occupied with electronic gadgets or being a couch potato in front of the TV.
Just because you’re at a gym or a fitness studio doesn’t mean that you are doing the needful for yourself. Sweating it out at home is more productive along with lots of benefits and conveniences. The crux of the matter is you can move your body from the comfort of your own home.