Updated: Dec 17, 2020
As of late, Covid-19 has been a decisive factor in what one would deem as the most strange year yet. 2020 has been a year filled with new social norms such as mandating masks, receiving temperature checks at schools, offices, and other facilities, and even celebrating Thanksgiving via Zoom. Nevertheless, this pandemic has not stopped people from continuing with their fitness journey. On the contrary, many find home gyms the best alternative to ensure their daily physical training while preventing added risks and exposure to the virus.
With it not being safe yet to return to gyms, several people explore the benefits of staying at home while sticking to their promise of living a healthier lifestyle. First and foremost, home gyms are significantly cheaper. Instead of having to pay for gym memberships, one can utilize their money in buying a few pieces of equipment that are not necessary but recommended.
All one needs is a yoga mat, or placemat, to provide cushioning between oneself and the ground, and potentially a few other equipment types, depending on each individual’s fitness goals. For instance, if someone is looking to tone up their lower body, they might be interested in purchasing glute bands, while someone who is looking to sculpt their upper body would most likely want to buy weights and kettlebells. Home gyms allow for each of its users to be as creative as they want, which is an added plus as it is a great hobby, especially while quarantining.
On top of that, exercising at home gives people the ability to do so privately without having the added pressure of others watching them. One does not have to doubt every movement that they make while worrying about whether they are doing the exercise correctly or if they are looking like a fool. Home gyms provide oneself with the added luxury of exercising whichever way they prefer.
All in all, with the direction that Covid-19 is heading, opting to exercise at home is the best option yet. No one says that gyms are banned, but taking a temporary break from working out at gyms and switching to home gyms is not all that bad.