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The Gray Iron Fitness Newsletter, Issue #200.Where is the best place to workout?
April 01, 2017
April 1, 2017
In this newsletter . . .
The world's best place to workout . . .
Sometimes I wonder how many newsletter subscribers workout at home? And how many belong to health clubs or gyms? I’ve written about the pluses and minuses of each choice but can never really know the breakdown.
My wife and I worked out in a commercial health club for years, and taught classes there. We also have a few pieces of equipment at home and have worked-out there, too, doing a combination of weights, resistance bands and bodyweight exercises. Then we switched back to a commercial gym again. And now we’re back to training at home, plus Patty goes to a recreation center Zumba class a couple of nights a week.
If you have the self-discipline to workout regularly at home, and you enjoy it, the hours saved by not having to drive to and from a health club are good reasons to get busy creating your own gym. Ours right now is pretty spartan – but effective. Take a look. Even when we belonged to a gym, we would still use it sometimes, on days when we were pressed for time.
So home gyms can be as simple or extensive as you want to make them. Look at George Boedecker’s home gym, for example. It’s pretty nice and very complete, wouldn’t you say? Still, nothing more than a set of dumbbells or kettlebells, plus some bodyweight exercises, can be highly effective. Add resistance bands and you’ve made your gym portable. Multi-purpose machines take up space but are worth considering, too, if your budget allows it.
There’s a place on my web site where trainees can create their own personal story page, and even include a picture of their workout space and equipment. Take a look. Other fitness trainees, bodybuilders and lifters are always interested in seeing where other people train and the kind of equipment they use. If you’ve got a home gym, why not share the history of your training space and how you decided on your equipment? It could be a couple of kettlebells in the corner of a room, or a big space filled with everything from free weights to fitness machines.
What if you can't workout at Muscle Beach or at Gold's with Arnold? The best place in the world to train is the particular place that works best for you.
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