The new year has sprung into existence, with its bitterly cold winds, snow fall and early darkness hitting the sky before we’re ready for it. But that means we have all the more motivation to get into shape and keep those new year’s resolutions. And one of those main resolutions is losing weight, getting fit, or building muscles. But what do we do to meet that goal this year? Join another gym that we can’t find time to visit? No. A better option is getting our own home gym and working out in our pajamas.
4 Reasons to Own a Home Gym
1. Knock Out a Quick Work-Out
One of the absolute best reasons for a home gym is that you can do a quick work out at any time of day or night. You may only have ten minutes before hopping in the shower first thing in the morning, but since you don’t have to drive or walk somewhere to do it, that ten minutes is time well-spent. Or, if you’re like some of us, you can do ten minutes several times throughout the day, getting the work out in fully without soaking your clothes in sweat. Or, if you happen to work from home, that home gym becomes your work breaks and enables you to get to that six pack faster than you ever dreamed.
2. No Pressure or Awkwardness
Sometimes, when you’re at the gym, you feel pressured to speed through your sets because somebody else is waiting on that machine, or some hot girl is watching you. You make a stupid mistake by rushing through the set up to get off the machine already, or to show off a little. And then you limp out to your car an hour later because you went a little too far. If you’re working out at home, you don’t have these issues and distractions.
3. Save Time and Energy
Living in the city, living only three blocks away from your gym, you can still spend a lot of extra time prepping for your work outs. First, you have to gather everything up and chuck it into your gym bag. Then it’s off walking there, waiting on traffic lights and fellow pedestrians who crowd in around you. If it’s winter, you’ve got a bulky coat to wrestle with. Then it’s chucking it into your locker, and heading out to the cardio floor. If you’ve got the gym at home, you cut out the gathering time and the transit time.
4. Save Money
Upfront, a good home gym is going to run you a few thousand dollars. But if you do the math, you’ll find that even the cheapest gym membership will cost you that in fewer years than your home gym will go without needing repair work. If the average gym membership costs $60 (as of 2016), that adds up to $720 annually, plus the activation fee that’s usually around $100-$150, the home gym of $3000 pays for itself in less than four years. Since more than half of gym memberships go unused, often because of the time investment spent getting to/from the gym, that’s pretty significant.
Of course, there are lots of other great reasons to invest in your own home gym, like the fact that exactly the equipment you want is available when you want it. You’ll also have time and privacy to learn proper form and stance for each exercise without feeling awkward or embarrassed. Plus, you won’t feel the pressure of the gym staff to take on a personal trainer.
The Technogym Unica Compact Home Gym
This multi station home gym allows you to put in over 25 different exercises, all in a small space in the corner of your house. Using a system of levers, you’re able to pull off the squat, push-up, chest press and lateral raise, just to name a few. You’ll literally be able to work every muscle you’ve got, and never have to leave home. Seriously, you can do just about anything on the Unica, including workouts like the Twin Muscle Workout guys do. Building muscle the natural way, through hard work and eating right is the way to go — and the Unica home multi gym can help.
If you’re ready to invest in your health and fitness, but need to save space, money and time, compact home gyms are something you should consider investing in. You’ll save money over time by no longer paying for memberships. You’ll save time by being able to slip in a quick workout without having to get anywhere but out of bed. You’ll save energy and frustration by being able to work out exactly how you want to, when you want to. And one of the best options for a home cable machine is the Technogym Unica Compact home gym.