Home gym or public gym is a question you should ask yourself before you consider an exercise program. Knowing this will help you determine what you will need to succeed.

I have always found this to be a very important decision to make especially for beginners. You will have to ask yourself some questions when starting to think about what are your goals you want to achieve.

Individuals want to see results for their effort. The good news is working out at home, or the gym, people have the opportunity to get in shape. There will be a small start-up cost (club membership, or home equipment).

Let's take a look at each one to see the benefits. It is wise to consider all the options because if money is an issue you would want to make a correct choice once. If money is not an issue I recommend doing both. I will touch at that subject in a bit.

Public Gym

I love going to the gym. If you love to workout there is nothing better. You're around people who are like you looking to get in shape. The music is playing, people all around and your probably getting a really good pump right now.

Public gyms allow you access to all the different machines that you could never have at your house. Plus some clubs have classes such as aerobics, yoga, Pilates and cardio. Most clubs have loads of free weights and machines. This allows you to focus on different muscle groups to get the greatest benefits.

Public gyms are open at certain times of the day. Opening early in the morning and closing late at night. There are even a few that are open twenty- four hours a day. So the people who can't find the right time to workout there is no excuse. Clubs are always trying to improve everyday. They want to keep the customers happy.

I recommend the gym if you like to be around people to get motivation to exercise and need lots of equipment to get in shape. Some individuals need to leave the house in order to get a workout in.

Home Gym

Home gyms are great because of several reasons. It is completely opposite of what I stated above. Being able to workout at home at any time of the day. Plus not having to get into the car and drive to the gym is great. I love the fact that you can get up in the morning, go to the area of your home and start your routine. Talk about saving on time and gas.

Also there are times of the day when the club is packed and sometimes you have to wait to use the machines, or you might have to work in with the person. Some individuals are very impatient and hate to wait.

Home gyms don't need to be expensive to see results. I have found that most stores have these items on sale all the time. As a beginner I recommend starting out with a small bench and dumbbells. If you have the space you can always add more equipment later on.

For the people who want to workout all the time and money is not an issue. I recommend doing both, public gym and home gym. You get the best of both worlds and never have an excuse not to incorporate a fitness plan.

I hope this helps you make your decision on what is better for you. Each persons lifestyle is different and understand there is no right or wrong. It does not matter where you workout as long as you do so.

Author's Bio: 

I'm writing this article to help you realize how important exercise and nutrition is to your overall health and physical appearance. Exercise and nutrition helps with arthritis, diabetes, depression, motivation, weight loss, lowering cholesterol, flexibility and muscle definition.

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Marc Ouellette is a certified personal trainer who has helped many people reach their goals by incorporating strength training, cardiovascular exercise and nutritional guidance.