Even before 2016 arrived, fitness experts all around the world were already putting forward their own theories as to what changes they thought would hit the fitness world in the new year. While most theories are debatable, there are a few others that seem probable enough without much room for argument. One of the biggest trends to hit the industry of late that has already started to change the course in its history is at-home training. Let’s face it, between you and me, we’d rather work out at home than go to the gym; but why? Also, are there any cons to training on your own at home?

Here’s why

No membership fee required (of course!): Working out at home means you get to save quite a considerable sum of money that you would have to otherwise spend if you would have had to go to the gym. And, considering how the good gyms still charge quite a chunk out of your wallet, it’s a very good save indeed.

Time flexibility and privacy: Whether you are a working professional, or a stay-at-home mom, or a retired senior, time is always a crucial factor. Gym training usually requires you to train during peak hours which means waiting in line for every equipment. And the quieter hours, with just a few other fellow trainees, will subject you to attention which, if you’re the self-conscious kind, won’t help you at all.

Better hygiene: For those of you who have higher levels of hygiene, training at home will relieve you of the painstaking endurance of gyms’ locker rooms, showers, sweaty dumbbells, and sticky benches.

What you need

There aren’t really any cons in training at home, provided you’re going through it in the right mind. The following are just a few things you need to have and get done to ensure a fruitful at-home training for yourself:

Expert mentorship: If you’re training at home, be advised that you have a certified personal trainer to guide you and chart out a plan for you. Else, your time and effort will only result in bad results and frustration, which is no good for you. Also, consult a nutritionist/dietitian to help you out with the right diet plan.

home training funEquipment: Having your own basic equipment is a must but it’s not really an expense more than it is an investment. It is not expected that you get everything at once so talk to your trainer on what you should get first. Start with the basic ones like dumbbells, skipping rope, and barbells before moving on to the bigger, more expensive ones.

Strong willpower:  Without a strong willpower to stay focused on your goals, you’ll have a hard time achieving them. Training at home means you only have yourself to compete with and, by far, a better you is always the best result. Distractions will have to be take a backseat while you move along to achieving your fitness goals.

If you’re really serious about starting to train on your own at home, take this to heart and you’ll be well along your way to a fitter you, all in the confines of your own home!

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