Question of the Week: Home Gyms

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

This week, Iportion had a wonderful entry about why she likes and dislikes her home gym:

Here are her ideas:

Why I dislike home gyms

  • Can be distracted by the open fridge or home snack bar. “This is my biggest issue which is why I do a lot of walks”
  • Can get distracted by the computer.

Why I like home gym

  • I do not have to wait long time to use my equipment. If I want to use my stability ball I use it. If a family member wants it I just use another favorite equipment since everything is what I like.
  • I have no monthly fees.
  • I don’t have to find a baby sitter. I don’t have to wait till my husband comes home.
  • I can exercise even when I can’t make it out.
  • If I don’t use my equipment I am wasting money.

What about you? What are you doing for exercise?

Do you have a gym membership?

Do you have exercise equipment at home?

Do you even need exercise equipment?

I love my treadmill, but I also get a lot of benefit from exercising around other people. I don’t like cleaning up their sweat, though…


4 Responses to “Question of the Week: Home Gyms”

  1. iportion Says:

    I want but more exercise equipment. I get board and like to alternate. I want to get a rebounder or mini tramp. It seems easier on back.

  2. Stephanie Says:

    Right now, I’m doing a lot of walking, etc. I just got a job at a garden that requires a lot of walking, cleaning, and all that good stuff. It’s easy to make myself go take a walk outside when the weather’s nice and warm- not so much when it’s cold, though.

  3. Picture It: Says:

    No exercise equipment at home. Refuse to use my gym membership during the summer. All activities done outdoors, walking, jogging, bike riding, etc. I jogged in the rain last week, had to purchase a new cell phone (water damage).

  4. Sandra Says:

    I have some home exercise stuff, and got a treadmill last winter that I keep trying to get more time in on. (Ordered one of your DVDs just a few minutes ago to help me with that).

    I’ve never had a gym membership since it would be too hard to coordinate getting time to get to the gym around being a full-time caregiver, home gym makes more sense for me even if it does make it easier to not get up and exercise.

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