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Home Gym vs. Gym Membership

Are you debating whether you should build a home gym or join one? Your decision will ultimately be based on your fitness goals, preferences, budget, and schedule. For example, you might prefer to exercise by yourself while listening to the Taylor Swift treadmill workout. However, by joining a gym, you can connect with like-minded individuals, work out with your best friend, and motivate each other to achieve your fitness and wellness goals.

At Fitness World, we know that when it comes to fitness, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Consider your preferences, options, and circumstances to find what works best for you. This article will explore the pros and cons of building a home gym versus joining a gym and some factors to consider in your decision-making.

The Pros and Cons of Building a Home Gym

To reach your fitness goals, choose a workout you love and do it in an environment where you feel the most comfortable and motivated. Consider some advantages and disadvantages if you’re debating getting an at-home gym.

Advantages of a Home Gym

Home gyms are a convenient and accessible means of having fitness at your fingertips. A home gym allows you to personalize your space by adding the exercise equipment you prefer and creating an environment based on your style and needs.

Disadvantages of a Home Gym

A home gym requires a high initial cost and time investment. It also means limited social interaction and not receiving that extra boost of motivation from others. How else will people know you hit a PR or rocked those reps? Also, if access to various equipment and weights is important, there might be better options than a home gym, as space constraints exist.

While an Olympic lift platform doesn’t fit in your living room, at Fitness World, we have that and then some. From cutting-edge equipment to rejuvenation tools like Hydromassage loungers and infrared red-light therapy, everything is best-in-class at Fitness World.

The Pros and Cons of Joining a Gym

Whether you want to improve your fitness, meet new people, or challenge yourself in new ways, the gym has everything you need to succeed in one place. Most gyms even provide the opportunity to try out the gym for free before you commit. At Fitness World, all locations have a free 3-day pass that allows you to tour the facility, workout for 3 days, and try everything we offer! Below are a few other reasons joining a gym is a great option!

Advantages of Joining a Gym

Gyms offer a wide range of equipment and amenities, providing more variety to your fitness routine. At Fitness World, you can easily swap from jogging to lifting to cycling. Exercise however your heart desires! In addition, onsite instructors provide sweat-worthy, energetic group workout classes and our personal trainers provide tailored one-on-one sessions if you are looking for more custom solutions. You can also ask them to show you new exercises and proper form based on your fitness goals. This variety and level of support isn’t as easy to achieve at home.

Let us keep you motivated and accountable to get those gains! Fitness World members can access 500+ weekly fitness classes, enjoy state-of-the-art equipment, and workout with ample space. The best part? Fitness World memberships start at $9.99 bi-weekly. It’s a low-cost, no risk investment you can easily uphold.

Disadvantages of Joining a Gym

Flexibility in workout times is crucial for fitness success. Therefore, looking for a gym near you that offers class schedules and hours that fit your availability is essential to keeping your routine going.

Fortunately, Fitness World has 16+ locations in British Columbia! You can easily find a gym located conveniently near you, regardless of where you live. Fitness World gym memberships have flexible membership options, so you can choose a gym plan that works for you, like a 12-month or month-to-month membership. Plus, discover plenty of incredible online fitness and gym workouts for those days when working out at home in sweats sounds ideal.

Factors to Consider in Decision-Making

When it comes to decision time, ensure you evaluate your fitness goals and personal preferences. Determine if you thrive on the motivation and structure a gym provides or if you can stay on track with online classes or a DIY routine at home. Long-term success is all about finding what works best for you! Take advantage of Fitness World’s free 3-day pass to help you make the right decision.

Fitness World Can Help You Decide

If you’re unsure how to approach your fitness goals, stop by any Fitness World location to chat with a team member. We are happy to walk through your goals and give guidance on your fitness journey. While you’re there, experience Fitness World’s supportive fitness community, explore our amenities, take a fitness classes, try out our recovery tools, and more!

Explore our memberships or try our 3-day free pass to get started today!