Which is Better, Gym or Home Workout?

March 10, 2018

 home workout

The other day I left work in a rush and drove at a break neck speed as if I was driving an ambulance on my way to save someone.

Well, I’m not a doctor and I do not drive an ambulance. I was rushing to the gym since I have resolved to get really ripped this year. I was hoping to beat traffic and get to my local gym on time. But guess what, nature has a way of conspiring against my plans. There was so much traffic on this day and I just had to shelve my gym workout plans.

Sounds familiar? I thought so.

So what did I do? I went home, got my skipping rope and skipped till my legs were almost sore. Once I was warm, I did some push-ups, ab rollouts and squats. I did four sets, with each set ranging between 10 and 80 reps.

Actually the traffic got me so pissed off that I have kept off my local gym and nowadays I have stuck to my home fitness routines.

But what is the difference between working out at home and working out at the gym?

Gym vs Home Workouts

  1. At home it is possible to workout at any time unlike at the gym where it will be open only during certain hours of the day.
  2. For home workouts involving equipment you have to invest and buy the pieces of equipment. However, you will not pay any fee to exercise from home. At the gym you do not have to worry about buying such products but you’ll have to periodically pay a certain fee to use the facility.
  3. At home you’ll easily stick to your schedule because you’re not sharing your space or equipment unlike at the gym where someone else might be using the machine you intend to use.


It is very difficult to say which is better between gym and home workouts. It will boil down to personal preferences. For me, exercising at home is my best option. Luckily a site like Home Fitness Arena gives me ideas on what to buy for my home gym and provides some fitness tips.