1. Money – The gym was costing me too much money. I was paying $50 a month and not getting anything for it. Yeah, I had access to all these machines and weights but I didn’t know how to use them. I didn’t have a plan. I wasn’t motivated. There was no end in sight.
-With my home workouts, I have a plan. I know what workout to do and when. I have personal access to some of the nation’s top trainers. Why on earth would I hire a trainer here?
2. Time – The gym is 20 minutes away from home and not on my way home from work. That’s 40 minutes of my day wasted. In the words of Sweet Brown, “Ain’t nobody got time for dat!” Oh, and to top it off, the gym closed at 5pm on the weekends. What tha?? I mean, I don’t know about y’all but sometimes I need to go later in the day.
– I can workout at home, anytime I want, and save 40 minutes a day! That adds up when you work a full-time job, a part-time job, and are trying to start your own business.
3. Support – I was intimidated to use the machines and free weights. All of the cardio machines faced the weight area. I was always so paranoid that everyone behind me was criticizing my form while I was lifting or on the machines.
-Well, in my own home, no one can see what the heck I’m doing. I can dance around when my favorite song comes on and no one would know. Plus, I have all my online friends to encourage me.
So, in short, I am very, very happy I quit the gym. Not only am I in better shape, but I am happier and have more money. 🙂 And that’s always a good thing.
What about you? Are you a gym-goer?
What do you like about it? What don’t you like?