MeetYourInnerStrength had a good question (link) sent to her ask box. To paraphrase, the person asked if it was possible to get fit at home, and this is a subject that’s been my life over the past year so I wanted to comment a little more on it.
Gyms are expensive. Not everyone can do that, or maybe they feel uncomfortable going to a gym. The good news is that working out at home is perfectly feasible and it’s also a lot more affordable.
* Saves you money
No gym membership to buy. No gas to burn to drive to the gym. No contracts
Social awkwardness is not an issue if you’re working out at home, unless you have family or room mates. If that’s the case then they’re probably more familiar with your situation anyway.
You can schedule your workouts to whatever time that you need. Gyms may only be open during certain hours, unless you find a 24 hour gym, or they may be closed for certain holidays. All of which can be inconvenient.
Your living room (or basement, or whatever room you’re using) is basically always open.
You can add weights to your workouts as you see fit. For example, ankle weights can be added to your cardio, or you can add a cardio step as you see fit.