Health Club memberships are not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, some club memberships can be fun. They have perks that you usually will not find at home such as tennis courts, Olympic size swimming pools and lots of commercial quality home gym equipment. Oh and one more thing, that’s right girls, guys like to check you out at the club. But seriously, remember the reasons you joined the club.
A health club is a place to work out with exercise equipment and to have access to knowledgeable instructors to show you how to use the exercise equipment. Today there are some clouds on the horizon for health clubs and the health club membership may soon become an endangered species. Three threats to their existence include:
- time constraints,
- health considerations
- And the technological advancements of today’sin-home exercise equipment.
Who has time to drive to the club anymore? After working all day, you get home and soon have your hands full with the kids and your own commitments. Do you really have time to devote a couple of hours 3-4 times a week to commute to the club? The fact of the matter is that most people do not, and not only does your health club membership dues go down the tubes but you end up missing your workout altogether. Home gyms eliminate all of the excuses and save you loads of time and money. Conserve money during the recession and grab a quick workout in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
The unhealthy side of public gyms
How would you like to catch swine flu at the club? Personal hygiene can no longer be ignored. On top of the regular flu season, you have now got swine flu and other maladies to worry about. Plus, keep in mind that not everyone shares your views on personal hygiene. Just because you wash after using the restroom doesn’t mean the last guy that used the equipment did!
Many health clubs offer the disinfectant spray bottles to wipe down the equipment with after your workout is over. But as you know the disinfectant can be an irritant in itself, and those wet rags are disgusting and loaded with all kinds of germs. With yourown home gym, you have the comfort of knowing where it has been and who has used it.
Home equipment are more affordable
Due to technological advancements, the prices and utility of home fitness equipment make them the best available exercise solution. With today’s engineering, exercise equipment makes the health club obsolete because you can now work out efficiently at home on proper equipment. Fitness expertise is no longer a requirement to workout at home because many gym tools come with instructional workout posters for beginners.
All your members can use the gym
Home gyms now come in different shapes and sizes, they can fit into the smallest apartment, or you can devote a whole basement or garage to them and invite over your family and friends for a workout. There are home gyms to meet every budget level, plus they last a lifetime, in fact, many do come with lifetime warranties. The low-end home gym runs from $500 and up to the best of the best at about $4000 or more.
There you have it, three important reasons why you would be better off with a home gym rather than public fitness houses. No more wastage of time and money.