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Although it has become a fad to become healthy and fit, people still find ways to be able to save money and be practical at the same time.

That is why it is an ongoing debate in the age old question: which is better? To build a home or spend on gym membership? With this, we will tackle the estimated costs of homework equipment and gym membership.

Home Gym Workout Equipment

Before you think about the cost of a home gym, you might as well think about all the advantages that it has to bring. Home gyms allow you to be able to exercise whenever and how long you want. You won’t be confined to the limits of having to comply with the gym hours in other gyms.

Also, you are allowed to play your music as loud as you can. It can be lonely to work out alone because it lacks the sense of companionship that a commercial gym offers but there are others that prefer it this way. This is because they may not be comfortable that people will look at them while exercising.

These people may be a little bit conscious. Another thing is that you will be able to be forced to stick to your fitness plan because you have no excuse that you won’t be able to go to the gym that day.

Home gyms are also ideal for people who live in the rural areas.

However, investing in home gym equipment can cost much, definitely far less than a gym membership in the long run. To build a home gym, it costs at least $2000. This includes all the basic exercise equipment that you would really need for your basic workout sessions and fitness plan.

This can be an investment on your part. An all-in-one home gym system is almost $600 less than a gym membership over four years.

Gym Membership

A gym membership on the other hand is gives you a wide variety of exercise equipment that you can use. This would make it very easy for you to complete a full body workout. Also, you will less likely get bored because you have a lot of friends and gym buddies that are with you.

You will get socialized in this kind of environment. There are personal gym trainers who can teach how to use the equipment clearly which is very helpful for the starting ones and the gym trainers can also help look into your fitness plan and give points on where you should improve more.

On the other hand, having to pay for gym membership is financially straining. The cost continue to increase as time go by. These gym memberships also require one to commit for a specific period of time such as a full year. There are some people that won’t pay for gym memberships just because they don’t have the time and the money to do so.

The average cost for a gym membership if $40 per month. Over four years, that’s around $1900.

In comparing the two options, it is far better to spend on a home gym because you will be able to save in the long run.

However, it is still up to whatever you think is best for your budget and your health and fitness plan as well.


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