So, you’ve decided to build your fitness but you’re not sure where to start. The beauty is, you can smash your goals and waistline without leaving your living room.

That’s right; no need for expensive training or exposing yourself to the public, panting and sweating. There’s an abundance of equipment, programs and benefits to working out at home.

Living in today’s rat-race, time has become a privilege (even a ‘myth’ some might say). We’re slogging it out with our careers, often juggling this with raising a family. It can be hard to find the time or freedom to fit in exercise. But investing in yourself promises a quality future for your goals, family and overall productivity.

Check out this list of benefits to working out at home:

Super Convenient 

Save time

Workout whenever you want have it fit your schedule. You don’t have to consider peak times or wait to use certain equipment.

Save time – you can workout at any time of the day without the hassles of preparation and travel. Start your day invigorated from a workout before work or rid yourself of stress in the evening. Do it while watching the kids or catching up on the news

Forget bad weather – it can do what it wants without affecting you. This saves you getting disappointed by disruptions, or give you excuses. 😉

Shred Fat And Gain Energy

Boost your confidence in ways you couldn’t imagine. An exercise regime can do wonders; not only can you lose weight and tone muscle, you’ll soon find a flood of energy you didn’t know you had.

Weight lossExercise fights fatigue, increases heart health and improves circulation. It can significantly improve your mood by releasing endorphins (a ‘feel good’ chemical in your brain). It also reduces stress hormones such as cortisol. So, it’s a great stress reliever that’s free with no hangover!

When you feel these effects, see your body change, and know you’re sticking to your goals, your confidence will skyrocket.

Fight Boredom 

You can blast your music without battling to keep your earphones in place. Or you can catch up on Netflix or play that audiobook you’ve been meaning to listen to.

Variety doesn’t have to be an issue either. There’s a wide selection of equipment to choose from, depending on your preference. You could have a mix of strength training (dumbbells, kettlebells etc.) and cardio (treadmill, bike, aerobics videos etc.)

Long-term Investment

It is possible to buy equipment without taking out a second mortgage. There’s plenty you can get for a reasonable price. And, like most retail, the higher the price the better the quality long-term. Some can offer payment plans too. Either way, it can work out cheaper than paying gym memberships year after year. Once you’ve purchased, you don’t have to worry about ongoing inflation.

No Space Waste

It’s assumed you need a ton of space for your home fitness equipment, but that’s not always the case. There are many types of equipment you can use standing in one place: hand weights, resistance bands, chin-up bars to name a few. You do need space for bigger equipment such as treadmills, ellipticals, sit-up machines etc, but many are designed to fold away for easy storage.

Don’t Sweat It

Okay, yes you will sweat! But you won’t be sharing others. Working out at home, you’re not greeted with slippery machines covered in a film of foreign sweat. You will not be subjected to a brew of odours, nor worrying about your own.

Too shy to wear that workout outfit? At home, you can wear what you want with no fear of scrutiny. Not only is it more comfortable, but it’s good to have visual awareness of your body for the mind-muscle connection.

Motivation Benefits

Fitness equipment in the house is a great reminder to do your workouts. Its easy for your day to slip away, but visual cues can be great triggers.

If you need other motivation, there are plenty of home fitness groups you can join such as HASfit. They have hundreds of free training videos, apps, fitness advice and community groups where you can make friends and share your progress.

If you like working out with a friend, there’s no reason why you can’t ‘buddy-up’ at home. You can follow a fitness video together, or take turns using your home equipment. Kill calories while you catch-up.

Embark On Your Journey 

As you can see, there’s many benefits to working out at home. Exercise is beneficial, no matter what you choose. The gym can be good too; it all comes down to personal preference. Some people like to build their fitness at home first and then join a gym.

Your body is the only vessel to sail through life. Keep it maintained and it will reward you, and those around you. The main thing to remember, is you don’t have to rely on anything to start your journey today.

3 months from now you'll thank yourself


  1. My sister works out 6 days a week and I work out 4. I am so tired of going to the gym and using sweaty equipment. I am glad I came across your article. I always thought I could not get as good of a work out at home than at a gym. After reading the great information of your article. I can now work out at home in confidence that I will receive the same results as if I were to retain my gym membership. Thank you for educational article. Fantastic Job

    1. Hi Christopher, I’m glad you found this helpful. For sure, give it a try! I’ve achieved results at home, and I love that I can slip in a workout whenever I feel like it without the hassle of travel/crowds. All the best, thanks for reading.

    1. Hi Bella, I’m so glad you found it helpful. All the best for your fitness journey, I’d love to hear how you go! Thanks for reading.

  2. Thanks for sharing the benefits of working out at home. It is very interesting!

    Personally, i would choose to work out at home rather than take exercises in the gymnasium. As you said: we will not greeted with slippery machines covered in a film of foreign sweat and do not have to worry about the odor. I totally agree with that!

    I’m considering purchasing a running machine and put it in my patio, so i can run every day freely!

  3. This article came to me at the right time. I’ve been trying to build the habit of exercising, but like you mentioned, work, kids, Netflix hahaha, life gets busy and then such an important thing like exercising becomes the last activity in my schedule. I’ve been doing some 30 minutes HIIT routines I found in YouTube. I just want to make it daily. I’ll check the HASfit app you mentioned. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Thais, I’m glad you found it helpful. Yep, life sure gets busy! HIIT is one of my fav forms of exercise. I highly recommend HASfit, they have workouts to suit everyone including HIIT. You can check out their YouTube channel too for more variety. All the best on your fitness journey, thanks for reading.

  4. Hey CG, great post again.

    When I don’t have time to attend the gym I work out at home, doing 3 sets of 10 one-arm pushups on each arm and 3×10 situps.

    For me, this can never fully replace a full on gym workout, but the benefits in terms of scheduling and time saving are super handy. I also save money on public transport and avoiding travelling on the London Underground is definitely a plus!

    Thanks for sharing. I will certainly take your points on board.


    1. Thanks for the feedback Robert. Saving travel time and expense are always a bonus. I quite like having weights at home too. I appreciate you considering my points, thanks for reading.

  5. I always felt like you never NEED a gym its just extra and a choice you can get the same sculpted body right from home with constant consistency! Love this

    1. Hi Jamaar, glad you enjoyed it. Perseverance and putting in a good effort helps no matter where you exercise. Having weights at home is really useful too. Thanks for reading.

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