Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Home Gym vs. Proper Gym

I am contemplating setting up a home gym of sorts. Not that I feel that going to a proper gym is a hassle. Far from it. It's just that sometimes you don't feel like driving 30 minutes during the weekend to go to the gym. FYI, my gym is 5 minutes away from my office. My office is about 30 minutes away from my home (provided that you drive like a civilised human being. If you drive like a maniac on Ecstasy, then it could just take 15 - 20 minutes).

Plus points of having a home gym:
  1. I don't have to pay gym membership anymore. It improves my cashflow.
  2. I don't have to deal with other people's sweat.
  3. No more parking problems.
  4. No more fuming at people who hog the equipments.
Plus points of visiting a proper gym:
  1. The environment. When you go into a gym you see people exercising. When you go home, the first thing you'll see is the couch.
  2. I like the routine of going to the gym. There have been many times when I plan to workout at home but ended up playing Mafia Wars instead.
  3. I like observing people.
  4. Did I mention about the environment? Oh, yes I did.
Hmm... maybe I'd still setup the home gym but still go to a proper gym. Heheehhehe.. yeah, maybe I'm just nuts. Anyway, my home gym won't have much. Just an adjustable bench, dumbbells of various weights, stability balls and a pull up bar. That would be sufficient to get a total body workout done. Who knows? If I'm crazy enough I may even get a barbell.


YinTeing said...

Great blog you have here. Actually I once tried to do without a gym- but in the end, I still went back to gym- because hard to exercise, especially the cardio when it rains and I had to work, plus snatch thief danger.

Aesir Sports said...

There are a few more pro's that speak for a home gym. For example you can train every day at every hour of the day - in the night and even early in the mornining. You can train just in underwear - nobody cares ;) YOU choose the music that is played in your gym. A big motivator, if you ask me, 'cause with the power of the right sound you can lift more and run loner (in my humble opinion!).

Furor Germanicus
Aesir Sports