Despite the importance of regular exercise being common knowledge, as much as 80% of Americans do not exercise enough, according to the Cleveland Clinic. When it comes to exercising, there are a plethora of excuses that are commonly used. Apart from not having the time to work out and not being able to afford an expensive gym membership, the last year has also seen a lot of people shying away from exercise out of fear of falling ill. Thankfully, if the desire to exercise is great enough, there is always a way to incorporate it into your daily routine. Engaging in a home exercise regime is not only a very effective way to get in shape, but it also does not require you to have a gym membership or to stick to an inflexible workout schedule. In fact, many personal trainers are recommending home exercise routines to either complement or replace standard gym-based programs.

Home exercising is cost effective

Despite their dedication to following a fit, healthy lifestyle, many people simply can’t afford costly gym memberships and personal trainers. Personal trainers can advise clients on the bare necessities they require for a full-body home workout. A few pieces of basic home exercise equipment are bound to be a lot cheaper in the long-run than a gym membership, coupled with the cost of traveling to and from the gym. Even if a personal trainer is added to the equation, the average amount of money spent on a monthly basis will more than likely be significantly less than if a personal trainer had to be appointed alongside a gym membership.

It provides optimal flexibility

Studies have shown that up to 67% of individuals who have gym memberships simply don’t use them, as they find it does not offer the required flexibility and versatility. Even people who do regularly go to the gym will have days where, due to illness, the weather, or any of a thousand other reasons, cannot get to the gym. A home exercise regime makes it considerably easier to incorporate exercise into your routine. A home workout routine won’t be influenced by operating hours and class schedules. Additionally, a large range of exercises can not only be performed at home, but also in a number of other places you may find yourself spending extended periods of time, such as the office or hotel room.

Stop stressing about the germs at the gym

Prior to 2020, coming into contact with germs while out exercising was not nearly as big a concern as it is today. Now, the fear of coming into contact with germs, especially inside a gym, is at a whole new level. While reputable gyms and other venues will undoubtedly do anything in their power to ensure that their clients are kept safe, the risk is simply too big for many exercise enthusiasts. When exercising at home, you do not have to fear being exposed to any germs from outside sources. There is no need to sanitize your hands and wear a mask while exercising at home, and you don’t have to wipe down any equipment prior to using it. It is, however, a good idea to wipe your equipment down after use to keep it in tip-top shape. 

Exercising at home can be very beneficial for a number of reasons. With the help of a dedicated professional, in fact, a home workout regime can proove to be every bit as effective as a gym membership.

Sally Perkins

Sally Perkins is a professional freelance writer with many years experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves the work-life balance it offers her. When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible.


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