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The Gray Iron Fitness Newsletter, Issue #167 Home Gyms vs. Health Clubs
August 01, 2015

August 1, 2015

In this newsletter . . .

Where do you

I sometimes wonder how many newsletter subscribers workout at home? And how many belong to health clubs or gyms?

I wrote about the pluses and minuses of each choice in my beginners' training book, Gray Iron: A Fitness Guide for Senior Men and Women.

Patty and I worked out in a commercial health club for years. We also have a few pieces of equipment at home and for a time we worked-out there, doing a combination of weights, resistance bands and bodyweight exercises. Then we switched back to a commercial gym again, and that’s where we workout today.

If you have the self-discipline to workout regularly at home, 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. We still use it on days we can’t or don’t want to go to the gym.

So home gyms can be as simple or extensive as you want to make them. Look at George Boedecker’s home gym, for example. Pretty nice and very complete, wouldn’t you say? Still, nothing more than a set of dumbbells or kettlebells, plus bodyweight exercises, can be highly effective. Add resistance bands and you’ve made your gym portable. Multi-purpose machines are worth considering, too, if your budget allows.

There is a place on my web site where trainees can create their own personal story page and even include a picture of their workout facilities. Other fitness buffs, bodybuilders, lifters and trainers 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.

There is an easy-to-use form to walk you through your contribution. I promise that plenty of people will be interested. Check it out.

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Logan Franklin
The Gray Iron Fitness Newsletter

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