People who won't workout on their home gym equipment, likely won't get much done at a commercial gym either (unless they have a personal trainer or some other outside force to "keep them accountable"). In fact, there is a GIGANTIC segment of the commercial gym market that is tailored specifically towards courting these specific customers ($10/month charges - they don't actually want you to show up and survive off of having 4000 members making monthly dues but only 300-500 showing up consistently and the rest showing up maybe a few times a year).Shallowpockets wrote: ↑Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:44 pm I believe home gyms are a grand idea, but that in reality they are rarely used as much as one would workout going to a gym. There are too many distractions,,there are to many excuses. One being that you can work out any time. When you can do a thing at any time, that time becomes no time.
When people tell me they have a home gym and exercise, I don't believe them.
Then again there are many people who go to a gym and their exercise is self delusional.
Me, I like a gym. You to go there. That alone is part of the commitment. Once there, you can have all the weights you want. Not just the couple matched Dumbbells you bought. Essentially then you are maxed out on the largest. To get better you have to buy more.
A home gym is often like those lonely cold hotel gyms with limited equipment and no atmosphere.
Someone who is motivated to go out of their way to get to a commercial gym is likely to have the motivation to work out from home on their own equipment too.
Now, the idea that some people get better results in a commercial gym has merit. Maybe I'd be Class I USPLA instead of Class II if I went to a commercial gym (WITH workout buddies)...but I don't compete anymore, so I don't care about trying to get those extra few pounds on my lifts.