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Working out is tough. It’s even tougher when you have to deal with the hassle of going to the gym. So instead of renewing your gym membership this upcoming New Year, why not invest in your own home gym?

Here are some benefits of working out in a home gym.

Total control over your environment

When you work out at home, you control almost everything. You can wear what you want, listen to the music you want, and have the room temperature how you want.

You don’t have to wait in line for a machine to become available or deal with a sweaty bench that the last person didn’t wipe down. You don’t have to tolerate music you don’t like or tune out a loud TV.

Instead, you can much more easily eliminate distractions and keep your focus where it matters – on the workout.

Save money

The price of gym memberships has been steadily increasing. Instead of spending more and more each year, consider investing that money into your own equipment. That one-time purchase can last you for years. You’ll be able to cancel your gym membership and save lots of money.

Experience greater convenience

You’re a busy person! You have a lot of responsibilities and chores to do. Sometimes, squeezing in a trip to the gym seems nearly impossible.

A home gym is never closed. You don’t have to waste time commuting there. For example: suppose the gym is fifteen minutes away, but you only have a twenty-minute window to work out. If you have a home gym, you can simply go to the basement (or your room of choice) and begin.

Enjoy privacy

It’s easy to feel self-conscious when working out around strangers. Sometimes, you start comparing yourself to other people, which always paints someone as inferior or superior. You may also resist trying new techniques because you’re afraid of failing and being judged.

When you’re in the privacy of your own home, none of this matters. You can go at your own pace without fear of how you’re measuring up. You can experiment, struggle, and do new things. All of this contributes to a richer, more enjoyable workout experience.